Pelling is famous for its magnificent 3D views of the snow-capped mountains of Kanchenjunga and surrounding beauty of nature. Situated at an altitude of 1,900 m (6,250 ft.), the location offers good views of the surrounding mountain ranges including the Koktang, Frey, Rathong, Kabru North and Kabru South, Kabru Dom, Talung Kanchenjunga, Pandim, Jopuno, Tinchikhan and Narsing. Various kind of hotels are there for all kind of people, based on price, luxury and position.
It is around 10 kms from Gyalshing (District Headquarter), Pelling is now enlisted as the second biggest tourist centre in the state after Gangtok. It is directly connected with NJP, also it is connected with various other connected locations by road. Its main attraction is the Greenery of Nature and breathtaking adventure for couple of days, also it offers the Khangchendzonga and surrounding ranges, as well as the easy access it provides to tourist spots in the area.
Pemayangste monastery is less than a kilometre from Pelling, while a 40 minute walk on the hill opposite the monastery takes you to Sanga Choling monastery built in 1697, one of the first in the state. Pelling’s serene environment and picturesque setting is perfect for nice nature walks and small treks. A destination for all seasons, Pelling has hotels and resorts catering to all budgets.
Pelling Named after the guardian deity of Sikkim, Khangchendzonga Festival is held at Pelling every year. It offers a host of fun activities like white-water rafting on the Rangit, kayaking, promotional trekking, mountain biking, sightseeing, traditional sports and bird- watching.
The festival also includes Flower exhibitions, traditional crafts and ethnic food and costume stalls. Cultural folk dances and music add colour and sound to the festivities. The festival is aimed at balancing all diverse aspects of the area to produce a holistic package showcasing its potential for tourism.
|Language Spoken||Nepali, Hindi, and English|
|Visa requirment||No visa required|