10 Best Places to visit in Pelling
10 best places to visit in Pelling. Pelling is small village of west Sikkim located at height of 6800 feet with excellent kanchenjungaha view. Pelling hotel ladakh house is popular for location and view of Kanchenjunga from rooms and restaurant. At Ladakh house you will see snow-capped Kanchenjunga from balcony while taking tea. Pelling is famous for historical sites, monasteries, lakes and waterfalls. Pelling means seating area of religious leaders.
Places to Visit
At pelling you need car for local sightseeing and our manager will help you to book car at reasonable price. Commercial cars from other states such as West Bengal are not allowed for local sightseeing. However, personal cars are allowed for local sightseeing.
Pemayangtse Monastery: Pemayangtse Monastery is the most visited tourist spot in Pelling. It was built in 1705 for monks. This three storied structure gives an idea of Sikkim’s culture and heritage. At first and second floor one can see Padmasambhava his various manifestations. The top floor dedicated to admasambhava. The main custom of the monastery is masked dance. Tourist can watch is beautiful customs in the month of March 28th to 30th. The distance of Pemayangtse Monastery from Pelling Hotel Ladakh house is 1.8km.
Ruins of Rabdentse Palace: This is one of the famous tourist spot in Pelling and second capital of Sikkim. This place is just 3Km from Pemayangtse Monastery and any can viste this place by walking from Monastry. Rabdents was built by second King – Tensung Namgyal. However, capital shifted to Gangtok due to enemy invasions. Moreover, tourists can see the ruins and stone structures of fort. One part of the fort was palace of king and other part was religious area for common people.
Darap Village is a hidden gem. It is located Just 7 km from Pelling. The people of Darap are mostly Lapcha community. They live a simple life, close to nature. The best way to enjoy Darap is simple tracking from Pelling. The best time to visit Darap village is during spring (March-May) or autumn (Sept – Jan). However, Darap village can be visited rounded the year. Most importantly, darap village one of the best Places to visit in Pelling.
Things to do in Darap Village
Firstly, relax and enjoy the scenery.
Secondly, Go for a hike in the mountains.
Thirdly,visit one of the nearby waterfalls.
Sewaro Rock Garden
Sewaro Rock is built on a hilltop and offers excellent views mountains. Andlocated at a distance of 12 km from Pelling hotel Ladakh house. Sewaro Rock is popular picnic spot in the entire region. In the month of January 14 local people organized Maghe Sankranti an important festival for the locals. Also, tourists can enjoy many activities during festival.
Here are some of the things you can do at Sewaro Rock Garden:
Firstly,enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Secondly ,take pictures of the colorful rocks and the beautiful scenery.
Thirdly, learn about the history of the garden and its creator, Sewaro.
Singshore bridge one of the most popular destinations in Pelling. Mr Pawan Chamling(Ex –CM ) inaugurated the bridge. The Riang Khola River is crossed by the bridge,this bridge improves the connectivity between Pelling and yuksom . Singshore Bridge is just 28km from Pelling and offers excellent view of Surrounding Mountain. Lastly, Singshore Bridge one of the best Places to visit in Pelling.
Here are some of the things you can do at Singshore Bridge:
Firstly, enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Secondly, take pictures of the bridge and the beautiful scenery.
Thirdly, learn about the history of the bridge.
Walk or cycle across the bridge.
Changey Waterfall is just 5 km away from Pelling hotel Ladakh House. The origin of 100 meters tall waterfall is Rimbi River. This waterfall is one of the best places to visit in Pelling. However, the best time to visit Chengey waterfall is during monsoon season when the waterfall is in full flow.
Here are some of the things you can do at Changey Waterfall:
Enjoy the beauty of the waterfall.
Take pictures of the waterfall and the surrounding scenery.
Walk down to the base of the waterfall.
Monastery is a historical gem located at 3km from Pelling Hotel Ladakh House. Chogyal Namgyal, the first Chogyal (King) of Sikkim founded the monastery in 1701. Moreover, the structure of this monastery is very special, first floor stone and second floor wood. The best time to visit this monastery is during spring or autumn. However, tourist visits this place round the year.
Here are some of the things you can do at Dubdi Monastery:
Firstly, learn about the history of Sikkim and Tibetan Buddhism.
Secondly, see the Buddhist statues and murals.
Thirdly, take a walk around the monastery grounds.
Visit the nearby villages.
Rabdentse Bird Park
Rabdentse bird park one of the famous bird parks in the Pelling. The park is spread over an area of 10 acres. The park was established in 2008 to conserving endanger bird species. The best time to visit the park – (March to May) and (Sept to November). However, tourist may visit this park round the year. Rabdents Park is just 4km from Pelling hotel Ladakh House. This park is also famous for bird photography .
As the first capital of Sikkim, Yuksom holds various memories of ancient rulers. At the present time Yuksom famous for tracking, Yuksom is just 40km from Pelling. Firstly, Yuthok Chhoeling monastery located in Yuksom, which was established in the 17th century. Yuksom is a popular tourist destination for historical sites, and scenic beauty. Many tourists choose Yuksom as a popular destination for treks to Mount Kanchenjunga. The ideal time to visit Yuksom is during the months of March to May and September to November. Lastly, Yuksom one of the best Places to visit in Pelling.
Khecheopalri Lake is one of the holist lakes in Pelling. The lake is placed at an altitude of 5480 feet .The lake is beloved to be home of goddess Pechu Pachen, who is porting the people of Sikkim from enemy. Now a day this lake is a popular tourist destination in Pelling. Lastly, Khecheoplri Lake one of the best Places to visit in Pelling.
People also ask
Does Pelling have snow?
No, Pelling does not have snow. Firstly, the average annual temperature in Pelling is 10°C. Secondly, the temperature can drop to 5 degree Celsius during the winter. If you are planning a trip to Pelling during winter, be sure to pack warm clothes and shoes.
What is the best time to visit Pelling?
The best time to visit Pelling is around March to May. However, if you prefer the cold, October to January is also a good time to visit. Moreover, Pelling is really beautiful in winter season. We observed heavy tourist traffic during winter season. Most importantly, Kanchenjunga is also very visible during the winter.
What are the top attractions in Pelling?
Some of the top attractions in Pelling include
Sewaro Rock Garden
How to reach Pelling ?
Firstly,from NJP and Bagdogra, it takes about 5.5 hours to reach Pelling via Jorthang. Secondly, pre-paid taxis are available at both places. Thirdly, tourists may also get SNT buses from Siliguri (at 10.30 am) which come up to Pelling.
How many days are required to explore Pelling?