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10 Best Places to Visit in Pelling, Sikkim

Planning a family vacation or honeymoon tour isn’t an easy task especially when you are not sure of where you want to visit next.

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In this blog, we are introducing a hidden jewel of north east India: Pelling.

Pelling is located at the foothills of Mount Khangchendzonga in northeast India, Sikkim. It is a popular destination for adventure and a serene place for planning holidays in Sikkim. From lakes and waterfalls, indulging in shopping, to unveiling the secrets of historical ruins, there are many things to do in Pelling.

Before you begin planning a trip to Sikkim, we want to recommend top sightseeing places in Pelling and top things to do in Pelling.

Here are the 10 best places to explore in Pelling Sikkim.

  • Kanchenjunga Waterfalls
  • Pemayangtse Monastery
  • Rabdentse Ruins
  • Singshore Bridge
  • Tashiding Monastery
  • Dubdi Monastery
  • Rimbi Waterfall
  • Sewaro Rock Garden
  • Kaluk Village
  • Kanchenjunga National Park

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Kanchenjunga Waterfalls

Kanchenjunga Waterfalls Sikkim

Pelling brings you to the majestic Kanchenjunga Waterfalls that are believed to be originating from Mount Kanchenjunga. The crystal-clear water of this milky white stream falls from a height of 100 feet into a pool.

Kanchenjunga Waterfalls are undoubtedly the top places to visit in Pelling. The scenic route that leads you to this untouched beauty of nature and the falls itself offers you innumerable photography-worth moments that you can proudly capture in your cameras and cherish for a lifetime.

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Pemayangtse Monastery

Pemayangtse Monastery Sikkim

Pemayangtse Monastery is another equally important Buddhist shrine in Pelling. It is an old monastery built-in 1705. This monastery operates under the Nyingma sect of Tibet Buddhism and controls all other monasteries of the same sect. If you want to attain some peace and serenity then this monastery is the top travel destination.

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Rabdentse Ruins

Rabdentse Ruins Pelling Sikkim

The Rabdentse Ruins reflect what we are proud to advertise- History. Sadly, this history of ours is ignorantly washed away in Gurkhas. That’s why Rabdentse ruins have become a must-visit attraction in Pelling. This historical site is managed and taken care of by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Rabdentse Ruins is a must visiting place in Pelling that offers some of the most magnificent views of the Kanchendzonga mountain ranges in West Sikkim. This is the best place to explore in Pelling if you are a history buff, spend an afternoon here.

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Singshore Bridge

Singshore Bridge Sikkim

Singshore Bridge is the highest bridge in Sikkim and also the best place to visit in Sikkim. The bridge provides you with a mind-blogging panoramic view of the mountains, waterfalls and green forest cover. The bridge joins two lush green mountains together and makes it one of the top tourist attractions in Pelling. Being Asia’s second-largest suspension bridge, this is just not any bridge because when you take a walk across its long route to go from one corner to another you will witness picturesque scenery.

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Tashiding Monastery

Tashiding Monastery Sikkim

Tashiding Monastery is an important monastery on the Buddhist pilgrimage circuit in Pelling. Featuring a lovely location as it sits in between Rathong Chu and the Rangeet River, this monastery is one of the holiest pilgrimage spots in Sikkim. Peace and solitude fill every corner of the monastery and make a trip here one rich in meditative beauty. This monastery is best visited with the aid of a local guide who knows all myths and legends of the place well.

Since the Tashiding Monastery is one of the best Pelling sightseeing tours as it is associated with several legends, local insight into them will be invaluable. The world-famous Bhumchu festival is also celebrated in Pelling.

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Dubdi Monastery

Dubdi Monastery Sikkim

Dubdi Monastery is a popular Buddhist shrine and also a top place to visit in Pelling. Nestled amidst the dense chestnut forest cover, this holy shrine leads you to a panoramic view of the lofty mountains outside and a calm and quiet inner chamber, where you can find the statues of 3 lamas who contributed significantly to the establishment of Yuksom. The two-storey monastery is 2100m tall and painted red and houses the images of saints and a collection of manuscripts.

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Rimbi Waterfall

Rimbi Waterfall Sikkim

Rimbi Waterfall is on your way to Khechopalri and Yuksam and is located above the Rimbi River. It is a scenic natural setup full of natural beauty. The waterfall is a large one and is encased by lush greenery. Spending an hour at this location is the best place to explore in Pelling. The picturesque setting makes for a wonderful photography spot too.

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Take a halt at Sewaro Rock Garden

Sewaro Rock Garden Sikkim

Sewaro Rock Garden is a pretty, picturesque spot that makes for a great resting place when you are in Pelling for adventures. The garden is a manicured space filled with fountains, resting sheds, avenues, and well maintained, structured rocks. A small cafeteria is also to be found in the garden. Spending an hour or two exploring this garden is a good way to add a variety of top things to do in Pelling. Beauty of this place is manifold due to the rock statues in Swearo Rock Garden.

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Stay at Quaint Village Kaluk

Kaluk Village Sikkim

Kaluk is another fabulous beauty located at the foothills of West Sikkim. A must-visit place in your Pelling tour itinerary, Kaluk is a small village in western Sikkim which is a home to Nepalese and Marwari. This quaint village is a perfect place; if you wish to enjoy the solitude and quietude in Pelling to relax and rejuvenate. One can head to this quaint village and book a homestay. You can also interact with the locals here and indulge in some fun activities with them.

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Trek in Kanchenjunga National Park

Kanchenjunga National Park Sikkim

Kanchenjunga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site that offers visitors a magnificent chance to immerse into the depths of nature’s bounty. Being a favorite spot for trekkers; There are several popular trails in the national park.

The Yuksom – Tshoka – Dzongri trail, the Bakim – Dzongri – Thangshing – Samuteng – Goechala and Dzongri Base Camp – Rathong – Khangerteng trail are among the most popular trails in the national park.

With sprawling forests, breathtaking glaciers, exotic birds and animals, and gorgeous views, a visit to Kanchenjunga National Park is an experience of a lifetime. Some of the animals you can find here include the Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Blue Sheep and the Red Panda.  The best way to enjoy the beauty of this place is by engaging in extensive trekking.

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Now that you know about these beautiful places, we hope you are sorted for your next holiday undelved you in planning the Sikkim holiday tour. We would also like to share your delightful experience in the comment section of our blog.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the best time to visit Pelling in Sikkim?

The best thing about Pelling tourism is that you can visit Pelling any time of the year. For adventure sports and outdoor fun Summer is the best time to visit in Pelling. If you want to embrace the cultural side of Pelling then Kanchenjunga Festival is the best time to visit. Winter gives you the bliss of snowfall here.

Are there any adventure activities for tourist in Pelling?

Yes, there are wonderful adventure activities to do in Pelling. Some of the top Adventure activities to do are –

  • Trekking
  • Kayaking
  • Motorbiking
  • White Water Rafting

What are the offbeat places to visit near Pelling?

Near Pelling there are some of the most beautiful offbeat trails which are less explored. Make sure to visit these destinations in Pelling –

  • Tashiding
  • Sangachoeling Monastery
  • Darap village
  • Singhshore Bridge
  • Rimbi waterfall
  • Kaluk
  • Yuksom
  • Ravangla
  • Changey Waterfall
  • Geyzing

What is the best time to experience snowfall in Pelling?

Winter (December to February) is the best month to experience snowfall in pelling.

How are the accommodation facilities for tourists in Pelling?

You will find delightful accommodation facilities in Pelling. The warm hospitality of people and the facilities will meet your needs for a good stay. Pelling has awesome resorts and home stays to meet your accommodation requirements. Depending on your budget you will get the budget, luxury, 5-star hotels and resorts. The facilities also meets the international standards.

Which is the nearest airport and railway station to Pelling?

  • Nearest Railway Station – Jalpaiguri Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport – Bagdogra Airport

What is the distance between Gangtok-Pelling and Pelling to Darjeeling?

  • Distance between Gangtok to Pelling – Approx 129km
  • Distance between Pelling to Darjeeling – Approx 72km

Published: 08 Apr, 2022

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She is a candle who burns and melts in the chaos of infinity, from where her visceral whistles and leaves an imprint of desire in her heart to know the map of an Island where there are different sunrises and sunsets. Her curiosity brightens to conquer the hearts unrelieved and sometimes mysterious. Her name is - Pallavi Roy - A traveller by soul and a writer by Profession.