Pelling Sightseeing


Around 10 kms from Gyalshing (District Headquarter), Pelling is today emerging as the second biggest tourist destination in the state after Gangtok. Although in itself it is little more than a strip of road lined with hotels, its main USP is the breathtaking view it offers of the Khangchendzonga and surrounding ranges, as well as the easy access it provides to tourist spots in the area. Pelling’s serene environment and picturesque setting is perfect for nice nature walks and small treks.

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Point 1:

Sangachoeling Monastery - A Buddhist Pilgrimage Highlight

Sangachoeling Monastery was built in 17th century and is an important highlight of the Buddhist pilgrimage circuit. The route to this monastery takes you through rich forest cover and hilly terrain. On reaching the Monastery, the view makes the trek worth it. The most popular among many places to visit in Pelling, Sangachoeling must be on your Pelling itinerary.
Point 2:

Darap Village – A Paradise With Quaint Homestays

A culturally rich village, Darap is soon emerging as a popular homestay destination among tourists visiting Pelling. The village is inhabited by many ethnic communities like Bhutias, Tamangs, Chhetris and Gurungs, among others. The area is developing gradually and owing to its pristine beauty and easy connectivity, it is quickly becoming travelers favorite. [Read More...]
Point 3:

Singshore Bridge

Singshore, the highest bridge in Sikkim, has an elevation of 198 m above the ground. Assuring spectacular views and incredible clickable sights, it also happens to be among the highest gorge bridges in Asia. Since it is encircled with lush green hills that are dotted with waterfalls, Singshore Bridge has become a popular attraction among tourist places in Pelling. [Read More...]
Point 4:

Rimbi Waterfall

Rimbi Waterfall, another one of beautiful places to visit in Pelling, is more than just a treat to the eyes. The glinting waterfall turns into Rimbi River, which is frequented by locals and tourists for various recreational activities like swimming and fishing. Whether you go fishing or not, do try a local preparation of Assala – a variety of fish found only here.
Point 5:

Kanchenjunga Waterfalls

As this Himalayan stream gushes down to the ground, it sings a song youd want to put on repeat mode. Kanchenjunga Fall, being an important tourist attraction of Sikkim, is a must visit when youre in Pelling. Its just an hour away and takes you through a truly scenic route. The rocky path leading to the fall lets you get closer to nature.
Point 6:

Khecheopalri Lake

A serene and scenic attraction, Khecheopalri Lake holds religious significance as well. Buddhists and Hindus both consider this lake a divine one. Also, for trekkers and explorers, it is one of the best places to visit in Pelling, Gangtok. You can spend a night in the nearby lodges that allow quick access to the lake. [Read More...]
Point 7:

Pemayangtse Monastery

Perched at an altitude of 6840 feet, Pemayangtse Monastery is a treasure trove of various Buddhist scriptures, antiques, sculptures and other artforms you would want to glance at. This three-storied aesthetic structure dates back to the 17th century and is among the most important places to visit in Pelling. Sculptures and paintings adorn the monastery, but the highlight is the seven-tiered model of Guru Rimpoche, made of wood and decorated with rainbows and fairies.
Point 8:

Rabdentse Ruins

Just at walkable distance from Pemayangtse Monastery, surrounded by thick woods and lakes, is where you will find Rabdentse Ruins. The sight is of national importance, as announced by Archeological Survey of India. Chadok Namgyal established it in 1670 post shifting his capital from Yuksom. All of Chadoks establishments in the city were destroyed by Gurkha army, only the chortens and the ruins were left behind. Your Pelling sightseeing is incomplete without a visit to these ruins with history dating back to way before 1800s. [Read More...]
Point 9:

Chenrezig Statue and Glasswalk

Officially unveiled in November 2018, this huge, four-armed statue of Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara) sits around 500m beyond the attractive little Sanghak Choeling Monastery, via a newly asphalted lane that climbs some very steep hairpin bends from Upper Pelling (walking takes around 45 minutes). In front of the statue is a loop of vertigo-inducing raised glass walkways, from which around 170 steps lead to the base of the statue's plinth.
  • Visit monasteries of important buddhist pilgrimage circuit.

  • Visit the less explored ethnic Darap village.

  • Visit the second highest bridge of Asia.

  • Waterfalls that are simply treat to your eyes.

  • Fulfill your wish at the wish fulfilling lake.

  • See the antique Buddhist scultures and scriptures.

  • Visit the historical ruins of the Second capital of Sikkim.

  • Feel the adrenaline rush at the glass walkway.

  • Beautiful and pleasing views of Mt. Kanchenjunga Range.

  • Enjoy the short trek trail amidst the dense forest.

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