Pelling, Sikkim, India

Pelling

Pelling

Sikkim, India

Pelling, a beautiful town in the West district of Sikkim, has become the second biggest tourist destination in Sikkim after Gangtok. Located 10 km from Geyzing and 130 km from Gangtok, the main attraction of the place is the breathtaking sight of the Khangchendzonga and the neighbouring peaks. 

The famous Pemayangste monastery is less than a kilometre from here and is a major tourist hotspot. Pelling also has sites for mountain biking, rock climbing, village tours, meditations, apart from serving as a base for a number of treks in the region. The scenic town of Pelling is a perfect holiday destination for all nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

Pelling Travel Tips

  • Make A Trip When The Weather Is Fine. 
  • Packing Essentials. 
  • Carry Less Cash. 
  • Be A Part Of Sikkim Culture. 
  • Get Border Permits In Advance.
  • Plan An Executable Itinerary.
  • Keep Documents Handy. 
  • When In Sikkim, Respect Sikkim Culture & Landscape.

Pelling Facts

Pelling is a small town nestled amidst the Himalayan and Karakoram ranges. Being renowned as a popular hill station in the northeast of India, the region blooms in its best form during winters, when Pelling receives fresh snowfall. This makes the winter season the best time to visit Pelling.

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

Nearest Airport is Pakyong airport - 90 km. Bagdogra Airport (IXB) - 166 km.

Train
Train By Train

Nearest Railway Station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) - 166 km

Car
Car By Road

Gangtok - 70 km. Aritar - 68 km.

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Top Attractions

Rabdentse Ruins

Rabdentse was the second capital of the former Kingdom of Sikkim from 1670 to 1814. The capital city was destroyed by the invading Gurkha army and only the ruins of the palace and the chortens are seen here now. However, the ruins...

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Rabdentse Ruins

Khecheopalri Lake

Khecheopalri Lake, originally known as Kha-Chot-Palri (meaning the heaven of Padmasambhava), is a lake located near Khecheopalri village, 147 kilometres (91 mi) west of Gangtok in the West Sikkim district of the Northeas...

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Khecheopalri Lake

Pelling Skywalk

The Glass Skywalk is India’s first ever skywalk, set in the picturesque town of Pelling in Northeast Sikkim. Built at an astounding height of 7200 feet, this colossal structure allows tourists to look down several thousand feet in the air, from the peak to th...

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Pelling Skywalk
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