Sightseeing in Pelling

Sightseeing in Pelling

As West Sikkim is favourite to both holiday tourists and adventurous people, Pelling is no different than that. Day-by-day, the popularity of the town is increasing as a fantastic holiday destination. There are actually dozens of tourist places in Pelling and around the area. Being located amongst the higher altitude peaks like Kanchenjunga, Kabru Dome, Koktang, Rathong, Siniolchu etc, Pelling offers extraordinary site of these mountains.

Places to Visit in Pelling

Singshore Bridge

At a distance of 27km from Pelling, there is a suspension bridge called as Singshore Bridge, the highest bridge in Sikkim with 100m height and 200m length. Besides, the bridge is the highest bridge in Asian continent.

Kanchenjunga Waterfalls

This waterfall is one of the most visited among Pelling tourist places.On the way to Yuksom, tourists halt for some moment to admire the beauty of this almost hidden waterfall, which is active throughout the year.

Darap Eco-Tourism

Darap Eco-Tourism Committee is a Non-Govt Organisation that has taken an initiative to establish a beautiful village tourism for tourists in Darap village. It has become a mandatory part of Pelling tour now-a-days.

Khecheopalri Lake

One of the sacred lakes of Sikkim, what drags the interest of the tourists the most is the cleanliness of the lake, although surrounded by rich forest. It is said that the birds, living nearby, do not let any fallen leaf remain in the lake.

Pemayangtse Monastery

This is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim and was established in 1705. The word Pemayangtse literally means ‘perfect sublime lotus’. There is a wooden statue of Guru Rinpoche in the third floor of the monastery. Every year, Cham Dance can be enjoyed during a festival in January-February.

Rabdentse Palace Ruins

The place with ruins of Rabdentse Palace is a major attraction of Pelling tourism. It is located at 10 minutes’ walking distance from Pelling and you can observe some rare species of orchids on the way. The view of the third highest mountain in the world, Mt Kanchenjunga, looks amazing from here.

Yuksom

This village with 2006 acres of land is one of the most favourite Pelling sightseeing spots, located almost at the top of Kanchenjunga National Park, which is why tourists come here to witness the Himalayan flora and fauna around.Along with that, it is also significant from historical, architectural and religious aspect.This basin-like valley is nicely connected with Gangtok and Geyzing by road.

Tashiding Monastery

Near to the Tashiding town, thisis a Buddhist monastery, situated on top of a hill between Rathong and Rangeet rivers.Sightseeing of Pelling is not complete without a visit in this monastery.


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