Pelling is in the western part of Sikkim which is a northeastern state of India, Pelling is a cultural and a serene point in Sikkim. Pelling is one of the main tourist points of Sikkim, people who plan their trip to Sikkim they always add Pelling into their tour Itinerary.
Pelling is a hill station and has lush green hills, some historic places, and some beautiful waterfalls and tourists have many other sightseeing points there plus an amazing view of the snow-capped Kangchenjunga Mountain range.
To cover all the main attractions of this beautiful hill station travellers should have one full day, tourists can hire a cab for full day sightseeing at around 2000 – 2500 and the cab driver will show you all the main points there (it will be better to read about the main places and discuss all the visit points with the cab driver before taking cab)
Singshore Bridge: This 200 meters long suspension bridge is located just 5kms from Pelling and is the second highest suspension bridge in Asia. The bridge is a fabulous work of engineering, Singshore Bridge connects two hills. The scenic view all around from the bridge is wonderful. Go to this bridge and after reach in the middle of it have the amazing view of his surroundings.
This bridge is 328 feet high (100meters) high & have 656 feet (200 meters) span.
Rimbi Waterfalls: Rimbi waterfalls is 12kms from Pelling, Rimbi is famous for the recreational activities like fishing, you will not find much crowd on this waterfall, so you can spend some quality time with your loved ones.
Pemayangtse Monastery: It’s a must visit place if you love monasteries and Gompas, emayangtse Monastery is an example of excellent architecture the paintings on the walls and the sculpture are really noticeable. The monastery is located on a hilltop. The view of the Rabdentse Ruins from the hilltop looks incredible.
Khecheopalri Lake: This lake is considered one of the holy and sacred lakes by the Sikkim peoples. It is also a popular tourist point of Pelling.
The lake is pretty large and the water of the lake is crystal clear. You will wonder that how is it possible that there is never a dry leaf in the water of this lake even when the lake is circled by many trees. As per the local peoples, there are birds which take away the dry leaves or anything else that floats on water. The lake has many species of colourful fish but offering food to the fishes is not allowed.
Rabdentse Ruins: Rabdentse Ruins are very near to Pelling and it is the archaeological site where you can go and imagine and history of Sikkim, it was the second capital of Sikkim, built by the ‘Chogyal 2nd’. Later on, after the Nepalese attack in the 18th century, the palace and the monastery complex was destructed and turned into ruins.
Kanchenjunga Waterfall: Kanchenjunga Waterfall is one of the must visit places of Pelling and it is the highest and biggest waterfall in Pelling. Tourists can go there and take a bath in the fresh and chilling water of Kanchenjunga Waterfall and enjoy the surrounded beauty of it.
Sewaro Rock Garden: The Sewaro Rock Garden is about 12 kms from Pelling.
It’s a gorgeous garden with colourful flowers and plants by a stream of water. The park is located on way to Khecheopalri Lake and Kanchenjunga Waterfall.
The visiting hours for this place is from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Daily.
Bagdogra is the nearest Airport for Pelling which is again 140kms and will take 6hrs to reach Pelling.
As Pelling have many attractions for its tourists to show and Pelling welcomes their travellers throughout the year, but if we talk about the best time so Summers are the best time for this lovely place to visit
March to June – during these months weather will be perfect for tourists with the clear views of the Himalayan range and other tourist points, as in summers snow will start melting and you will see the greenery everywhere.
July to Mid September – is the monsoon time there and due to heavy rain, most of the places will be closed so monsoon is not a good option for visiting Pelling.
Mid-September to February – After mid-September monsoon will be end and the weather will again suitable for tourists and in winters (Jan – Feb) you can enjoy the snowfall and have the breathtaking views of snow capped mountains.