Located at a distance of 131 km from the capital Gangtok and 10 km from Geyzing, the district headquarters of West Sikkim, Pelling is a small town in the district of West Sikkim. Perched at an altitude of 7200 ft., the town is always welcoming the travellers with its beautiful alpine vegetation, spectacular waterfalls, and sacred monasteries and nearby hamlets in the lap of Himalayas. Named after the founder Freddie (Pelling), Pelling is a place where you can experience the breath-taking view of Mt. Kanchenjungha along with its range even without leaving the comforts of the hotel rooms.
There are quite a few places to visit and explore in Pelling and in its surrounding, among those, I will focus on some of the famous ones here. This peaceful mountain town offers you a visit to the historic Pemayangtse monastery built in 1705. This three-storied monastery decorated with sculptures and wall paintings is one of the most sacred pilgrim destinations for the Buddhist communities of Sikkim. Another one from the list of oldest monasteries of the state is Sanga Choeling Monastery which is situated on a ridge above Pelling and it was built in 1697.
Now coming to the water falls nearby to this place, one of the must visit tourist destinations of Pelling is the Kanchenjunga falls, which is one of the top most beautiful waterfalls of Sikkim. You can enjoy the drizzles of the water of this majestic falls from a distance. Another beautiful waterfall of Pelling is the Rimbi waterfalls which turns into Rimbi River. This waterfalls will definitely make you fall in love with the place even more.
The next place which is coming into mind is the Khecheopalri Lake where beauty and divinity blend together. This serene lake holds a religious significance for both Buddhists and Hindus. This is a must go place for the explorers. If you go to Pelling then you should not miss the opportunity to see the Singshore Bridge, which is the highest bridge of Sikkim with an elevation of 198 m above the ground and also one of the highest ones in the whole of Asia. This bridge ensures spectacular views and mind blowing clickable sights.
If you want to spend a night at a homestay at a small mountain village and enjoy the warm hospitality of the villagers then nearby Darap village, which is 7 km on the way from Pelling to Yuksam, is the perfect destination for you. Some other famous tourist destinations near Pelling are Sewaro Rock Garden, Changey waterfall, Khangchendzonga National Park.
Normally the best time to visit Pelling is during the summer and after the monsoon from September to December. But despite of this, each place has some specified best time to visit and almost every season in Pelling has its own charm to welcome the travellers with its beauty.
So if your soul is already feeling the calls of the mountain, then start packing you bag and get ready to enjoy the snow-capped Himalayan ranges in Pelling with WeCare Holidays.