State : Sikkim, in north east India.
Best Time to Travel :Visit Sikkim/Pelling in Mid- February To May end & Mid - September
Weather Conditions : Too cold in Winters but pleasant in summers.
Location : Pelling Sikkim is about 133 km away from Siliguri (West Bengal)
and 125 km from Gangtok in Sikkim.
Pelling City Tourism and Travel in Sikkim
Pelling in one of the most visited travel destination also well promoted by Sikkim Tourism.
The city is placid tourist spot, situated at an altitude of
6,800 ft from the sea level. Pelling a small town is ful of natures wonder that makes the place beautiful and attracts most of the visitors
for its glorious history, nature and culture of the state. Pelling Sikkim's,
laid back, scenic, but rapidly swelling hamlet is famous for the
magnificent view of the snow-capped mountains of Khangchendzonga.
The city tour is an ideal getaway for tourists as its vicinity has
numerous waterfalls, soft trek routes, villages and soothing atmosphere for
all discerning. High above the forest covered hills, in an amphitheater of
cloud, snow and rock.
Travel to Pelling Sikkim
Airport : The nearest airport from Pelling is Bagdogra
Railhead : The trains generally come into either New
Jalpaiguri or Siliguri. From there, visitors may proceed to Pelling by "Toy-Train"
or bus or taxi, Limo Van or Land Rover to Pelling.
Tourist Cars, Tourist mini coaches and Taxis are available for passengers
travelling between Pelling and Siliguri or New Jalpaiguri Junction or
Bagdogra, and also for sightseeing at fixed rates and may be reserved
through Tourist Bureau, Govt. of West Bengal, Pelling.
Shared jeeps travel regularly until mid or late afternoon between Pelling
and Ghezing; twice daily for Gangtok,
and once a day for Siliguri. There is no direct service to Yoksum from
Pelling but a daily bus leaves Ghezing and travels via Legship and
Tashiding. One bus leaves Ghezing
daily for Khecheopalri Lake and passes through Pelling, and two leave
Pelling for Ghezing, and eventually
back to Pelling.
: Foreigners need a permit to enter Sikkim (available at Siliguri).
Hotels Resorts and Staying In or Around Pelling Sikkim
You can select from a range of luxury and budget hotels in Siliguri besides
star categorised accommodation. You can find well-furnished rooms with all
required comforts at your feet. Luckily, Pelling offers numerous attractive
walks and hotel terraces from where one can gaze in awe at the world's third
Travel Attractions and Places to Visit in Pelling
Pemayantse monastery is special because it is meant only for ta-sang
lamas (pure monks). Believed to have been conceptualised and designed by the
pioneer of Buddhism in Sikkim, Lhatsun Chhembo, Pemayangste soon became the
nuclei of monasteries in Sikkim. Today, it is considered as the "premier
monastery" of the State and is also one of the most thronged places to visit in Sikkim.
This monastery is located on a ridge above Pelling and the famous
Pemayangtse Monastery. To reach the Monastery one has to walk on steep hilly
slope which lead through rich forests area.During your sightseeing in Pelling explore this monastery which is not so well known when compared to Pemayangtse Monastery yet has lot to reveal when you visit it.
Khecheopalri Lake is considered as one of the sacred lakes of Sikkim by the
Hindus and Buddhists and hence is amongst the topmost travel places for sightseeing tour in Pelling. The lake remains hidden in the forests. It is believed
that birds do not permit even a single leaf to float on the lake surface.