If you wish to soak in the traditions and culture of this town, you must journey to this place at the time of Khangchendzonga Festival. The biggest festival of Pelling, it hosts some of the most exciting cultural, outdoor and fun activities. Apart from this, the best time to visit this captivating place is between the months of September to May. Winter season and the onset of summers is the most favorable time to travel to Pelling. Monsoon season is the least preferred season, as during this period, Pelling receives torrential rains.
Summer season, is the perfect time to eye-witness the spell-binding beauty of Pelling. This season spans from March till May. During this season, this quaint hill station remains pleasant with temperature hovering between 7°C to 28°C. In this season, the snow melts giving way to lush greenery. Summer months of Pelling are best for sightseeing and gripping adventure sports in the outdoors. This season is the peak season when herds of tourists swarm its captivating locales.
Monsoons here begin to set in the month of July and lasts till September. This season is not a great time to travel to Pelling as during this time the town experiences heavy rains. The widespread rainfall disrupts travelling and also makes outdoor activities difficult.
The winters in Pelling start in the month of December and last until February. This season is again a great season to witness Pelling which, during this time remains decked with fresh snowfall. It appears no less than a petite paradise worth witnessing.
The temperature in winters ranges between -5°C to 14°C, making this spot a lot chilling. Thus the visitors are advised to carry warm clothing, to keep warm in the cold weather. Winters of Pelling are the finest to witness spectacular views of Mt Kanchenjanga and the mesmeric Himalayan range.