Rugged mountains, steep valleys and dense forests consort with raging rivers, striking lakes and elegant waterfalls to create a visual treat in the land of dramatic contours- Sikkim! Floating high over the cloud-covered lower Himalayas, the third highest mountain in the world - Mt. Kanchenjunga dominates the dreamy landscape of this state. The panoramic perfection of the snow clad Himalayas and heady scent of the flowery meadows creates a fascinating aura for any traveller!
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Let's travel to a town in Sikkim which is set amidst wizard-white clouds! The pleasant little town of Pelling in West Sikkim is a major tourist attraction in Sikkim. The main USP of the place is the breathtaking view it offers of the India's largest and World's third largest peak - Mt. Kanchenjunga! Let's take a tour through this picture perfect town!
A town set amidst of clouds - Pelling in West Sikkim!
Situated at an altitude of 6,800 ft above sea level, Pelling is as close as you can get to the Kanchenjunga range without leaving the material comfort of good hotels! This laid back town is fast growing as a major tourist attraction in Assam!
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Best Places to visit in Pelling
Pemayangtse Monastery - Pemayangtse Monastery is one of the oldest and most important Buddhist monastery in Sikkim. Located on a hilltop at an elevation of 2085 metres, this three storey building has a good collection of wall paintings and sculptures.
Sanga Choeling Monastery - Located on a hilltop, it is another old monastery in Sikkim established in 17th century. One can have an astounding panoramic views of Pelling and Mt. Kanchenjunga from its compound!
Khecheopalri Lake - Khecheopalri Lake is a picturesque lake considered to be one of the most sacred lakes in Sikkim. It is believed that birds do not permit even a single leaf to float on the lake surface!
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Rabdentse - Rabdentse is the ruins of a palace located at a hilltop. The scenic view from the top of the ruin scanning across deep valley to the mystic heights of Kangchenjunga ranges is something to be cherished and etched in memory!
Rimbi waterfall, Kanchenjunga water fall, Tikjuk view point, Sangay Water falls, Dentam valley, Phamrong falls, Singing stone and Kathok lake are some other best places to visit in Pelling. Pelling also has one of the highest bridges in the world - Singshore bridge!
Best Things to do in Pelling
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Relishing the spellbinding views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and the surrounding ranges is one of the best things to do in Pelling! Pelling's serene environment and picturesque setting is perfect for nice nature walks and small treks.
The Kanchenjunga festival held in Pelling offers a host of fun activities like white-water rafting on the Rangit, kayaking, promotional trekking, mountain biking, sightseeing, traditional sports and bird- watching. The festival also includes flower exhibitions, traditional crafts and ethnic food and costume stalls. Cultural folk dances and music add colour and sound to the festivities!
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Pelling also forms the base from where trekkers and other adventurers undertake the strenuous and arduous treks in West Sikkim.
Travel to the beautiful town of Pelling in West Sikkim for a unique and reviving experience! The majestic ranges of Mt. Kanchenjunga will never cease to amaze you! Happy travelling :)