Places to visit in Pelling
Pelling (7,200 ft) is a town in the district of West Sikkim, India. The Himalayas and the Kanchenjanga may be viewed at close quarters from Pelling. Pelling also forms the base from where trekkers and other peripatetic adventurers undertake the strenuous and arduous treks in West Sikkim. Pelling is 115 km from the state capital Gangtok and about 135 km from Siliguri. Most of the people of Pelling are Buddhists and speak the Sikkimese language.
Darap village (About 6 kilometers from Pelling on the way to Yuksam is Darap Village, in habited mainly by People from Limboo Community and a small number of families from mixed communities like Bhutias, Chettris, Tamangs, Rais, Gurungs and Lepchas.), Rimbi water Falls, Sewaro Rock Garden (Though called a rock garden, the so called rock structures are very less in number and some of them available are not well maintained. The garden is however lush green with a lot of flora growth and vegetation. The Rimbi River flows alongside the garden. There are well designed pathways along the garden.),
Khecheopalri Lake (Located 34 kilometres (21 mi) to the northwest of Pelling town, the lake is sacred for both Buddhists and Hindus, and is believed to be a wish fulfilling lake. The local name for the lake is Sho Dzo Sho, which means “Oh Lady, Sit Here”. The popularly known name of the lake, considering its location is Khecheopalri Lake, ensconced in the midst of the Khechoedpalri hill, which is also considered a sacred hill. ) & Khangchendzongha waterfalls (Khecheopalri Lake, originally known as Kha-Chot-Palri, is a lake located near Khecheopalri village, 147 kilometres west of Gangtok in the West Sikkim district of the Northeastern Indian state of Sikkim.),
Pemayangtse Monastery (The Pemayangtse Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Pemayangtse, near Pelling in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim, located 140 kilometres west of Gangtok), Rabdantse Ruins, New Halipad Ground.
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