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Pelling is an idyllic town in West Sikkim, located at an altitude of about 2150 m. The place offers breathtaking and panoramic views of the snow-capped Kachenjunga and Himalayas. A Pelling tour is the best way to relieve stress, invigorate senses and soothe weary nerves. Pelling is a destination for all seasons and is an emerging tourist spot. It is advised to carry Indian currency while travelling to Pelling as the town has only one ATM and no foreign exchange facility is available. All those who have plans to visit this hill station should avoid monsoon season as sightseeing is not feasible due to heavy rainfall.
Some prominent places to visit in Pelling are the beautiful Khangchendzonga Waterfalls, Rabdanse Ruins and Khecheopari Lake. Pelling sightseeing also includes the Changey Waterfalls, Rimbi Waterfalls & Karchen Power House, Sangachoeling Monastery and Sewaro Rock Garden. The Pemayangtse Monastery should also be visited as it is one of the oldest and most important monasteries in Sikkim.
With its serene and peaceful environment, Pelling offers a picturesque setting for tourists to enjoy their trip and explore the wonders of nature. Trekking, fishing, traditional house visits and bird watching are some of the common activities which all tourists relish. Being in Pelling, they can also watch traditional dances like Chabrung Dance and Dhaan Naach, which have been well preserved in this valley for many generations. Besides, they can relish popular dishes of the town or head towards markets to buy decorative items, post cards and a number of other articles.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any flights from Kolkata to Pelling available on weekdays.By Saatatya on Apr 15,2018
Since Pelling does not have its own airport, the nearest airport is the Bagdogra Airport, about 5.5 hours away. There are several direct and connecting flights from Kolkata to Bagdogra, operated by the major domestic airlines like Indigo, SpiceJet, Jet Airways, Go Air and Air India. Pelling is easily connected to Bagdogra airport by car. Search for flights on Yatra.com and book online at amazing discounted rates.
By Jalaja on Apr 15,2018
How far is Pemayangtse Monastery from Summit Newa Regency in Pelling.By Sarvavas on Apr 14,2018
By car, it will take just 25 minutes to reach Pemayangtse Monastery from Summit Newa Regency, which is at a distance of 8.9 km.
By Prem on Apr 14,2018
If I am planning my honeymoon in Pelling, where should I book a hotel.By Shrenik on Apr 13,2018
Soak in the scenic landscape and witness the magical land of Pelling while you honeymoon in Pelling. Perfect for couples, romantic hotels in Pelling like Cherry Village Resort, The Chumbi Mountain Resort & Spa and Magpie Chestnut Retreat.
By Kevin on Apr 13,2018
How far would Khecheopalri Lake be from hotels near Geyzing Market in Pelling.By Ambuda on Apr 12,2018
If you are staying anywhere near Geyzing Market in Pelling, you need to rent a car to reach Khecheopalri Lake as it is 30.3 km away and takes nearly 1 hour 18 minutes to reach.
By Balakrishna on Apr 12,2018
Please recommend few hotels for a family stay in Pelling.By Rydle on Apr 10,2018
If you are traveling to Pelling with your kids and entire family, few ideal hotels for a family stay in Pelling would be Magpie Chestnut Retreat, The Elgin Mount Paradim, The Hidden House Fairview, Summit Newa Regency and Norbu Ghang Resort.
By Gunjan on Apr 10,2018
Which is the best time to visit Pelling.By Bansi on Apr 09,2018
The best time to visit Pelling is during winter and the onset of summer, in the months of September to February. While the temperature during winter can often be sub zero, Pelling looks astonishingly beautiful. However, if you want a moderate climate, opt for onset of summer.
By Kriti on Apr 09,2018
Please suggest the best 5-star hotels in Pelling.By Sneha on Apr 08,2018
The Chumbi Mountain Retreat & Spa is a popular 5-star hotel in Pelling.
By Minati on Apr 08,2018
Please suggest few hotels in Lower Pelling.By Agyeya on Apr 06,2018
Few good hotels in Lower Pelling are, Golden Sunrise &Spa, Summit Newa Regency, Mystic Nirvana Residency and Delight Hotels The Touristo.
By Vrisan on Apr 06,2018
Can you suggest some hotels in Pelling near the Rimbi Water Falls?By Medini on Jan 19,2018
What is a good option to take back as a gift or souvenir from Pelling?By Ikshu on Jan 16,2018
The local population of Pelling has a number of artists working on bamboo, wool, and wood. Handicrafts made of wood and bamboo can make for good souvenirs from Pelling.
By Tautik on Jan 16,2018
Will it be difficult to communicate in Pelling for someone who only speaks Hindi?By Talat on Jan 15,2018
Languages like Sikkimese, Hindi, and Nepali are also widely spoken in Pelling. So it should not be a problem for a Hindi speaking tourist to visit Pelling.
By Agyeya on Jan 15,2018
Is there any health advisory for a first time visitor to Pelling?By Bakula on Jan 14,2018
As a first time visitor, make sure you are well acclimatized before indulging in any adventure activities or trekking as Pelling is located at an altitude of 7,200 ft. above sea level.
By Manjyot on Jan 14,2018
What are some of the must visit places in Pelling?By Kanishkan on Jan 13,2018
You should check out the various monasteries while in Pelling. The most famous amongst them are the Pemayangtse Monastery constructed in 1705 and Sangachoeling Monaster built in 1697. The Sewaro Rock Garden and Rabdantse Ruins are other popular tourist hotspots.
By Omair on Jan 13,2018
Is there an option to rent a car or bike in Pelling?By Pratigya on Jan 12,2018
There are no active car and bike rental services in Pelling. You can however opt for car rental services in Gangtok, which offers many such rental options for tourists and travelers.
By Samaksh on Jan 12,2018
How can one reach Pelling by air?By Deenabandhu on Jan 11,2018
The closest airport to Pelling is the Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri 143 km away. The Bagdogra Airport is well connected to all parts of India by both domestic and international flights of various airlines. Cabs are easily available to ply from Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri to Pelling.
By Ranadhira on Jan 11,2018
Are winters a good season to plan a trip to Pelling?By Mehrunissa on Jan 10,2018
Winters in Pelling get quite chilly, with temperatures dropping to as low as minus 5 degree Celsius. The winter season however attracts many tourists as the natural beauty of the place is in its full bloom then. A more convenient time to visit Pelling is between March and May.
By Chinmayu on Jan 10,2018
Suggest a comfortable 5 star hotel in Pelling for an overseas traveler?By Kulbhushan on Jan 09,2018
Can you suggest few good hotels in Upper Pelling.By Dakshi on Jan 08,2018
The charming hill station of Pelling is an ideal hill retreat. Travel to Upper Pelling and rejuvenate your senses. The Elgin Mount Pandim Hotel and The Chumbi Mountain Retreat & Spa are two hotels located in Upper Pelling.
By Chitraksh on Jan 08,2018
Can you suggest few good 3-star hotels in Pelling.By Anupam on Jan 07,2018
Hotel The Panorama, Club Mahindra Baiguney, Pachhu Village Resort and Phamlagang Eco Lodge are few of the 3-star hotels in Pelling.
By Dharani on Jan 07,2018
What are the famous foods in Pelling.By Satyapriya on Jan 06,2018
The local cuisine dishes in Pelling influenced by Tibetan cuisine, are ravishing and should not be missed. Some of them are: momo, thukpa, gundruk and sinki, chhurpi, kinema, phagsapa, sael roti and chang.
By Balram on Jan 06,2018
What are the activities one can do in Pelling.By Mahant on Jan 05,2018
If you seek adventure and fun activites beyond commonplace sight seeing, Pelling will surprise you in many sweet ways. There are a number of adventure activities you can explore in Pelling. You will be spoilt for choices. The list goes like - kayaking, trekking, river rafting, mountain biking, yak safari, paragliding, mountaineering, canoeing and hand gliding. Choose your pick and set sail for your dose of fun.
By Javid on Jan 05,2018
Can you recommend some of the popular hotels in Pelling.By Sammad on Jan 04,2018
Summit Newa Regency, Club Mahindra Baiguney, The Elgin Mount Pandim Hotel, Magpie The Chestnut Retreat Resort, Pachhu Village Resort and The Chumbi Mountain Retreat & Spa are few of the popular top rated hotels in Pelling.
By Ketak on Jan 04,2018
What are the major tourist attraction sites in Pelling.By Athiya on Jan 03,2018
Wrapped in the foothills of the Mount Khangchendzonga, Pelling is a scenic hill station in the North-Eastern state of Sikkim in India. The idyllic hill town offers a number of attractive places for sight seeing to the tourists like Pemayangtse Monastery, Khecheopalri Lake, Kanchenjunga Falls, Rimbi Water Falls, Kirasteshwar Mahadev Mandir and many more.
By Manorama on Jan 03,2018
Which is the closest railway station from Pelling.By Nirbhay on Jan 02,2018
The closest railway station from Pelling is the New Jalpaiguri (NJP) Railway Station.
By Banani on Jan 02,2018
Is there any airport in Pelling.By Salima on Jan 01,2018
There is no airport in the hill station of Pelling itself. The nearest airport from Pelling is Bagdogra Airport at Siligur.
By Datta on Jan 01,2018
Is there a Club Mahindra chain hotel in Pelling?By Poornachandra on Dec 31,2017
Are there hotels in Pelling with complementary breakfast.By Somalakshmi on Dec 28,2017
There are several hotels in Pelling that offer free breakfast. If you search for Hotels in Pelling on Yatra.com, you will get the filter 'Free breakfast' to search for hotels. Click on that filter to view hotels with free breakfast in Pelling. To check hotel and book online on Yatra.com, go to this link: https://www.yatra.com/hotels/hotels-in-pellingBy Isaam on Dec 28,2017
Can you name some bed and breakfast hotels in Pelling that would be appropriate for a budget traveler?By Mandira on Dec 27,2017
Suggest some 3 or a 4 star hotels in Pelling having a dedicated parking space?By Sohil on Dec 26,2017
Some of the 4 star hotels in Pelling offering a dedicated parking include Norbu Ghang Resort and The Elgin, Mount Pandim Hotel. 3 star hotels offering a dedicated parking include Summit Newa Regency, Club Mahindra Baiguney, De Regency, and Floret Hotel Pelling. For more options, see: https://www.yatra.com/hotels/hotels-with-parking-in-pellingBy Ajit on Dec 26,2017
Are there any children-friendly hotel in Pelling.By Yashwant on Dec 25,2017
Hotel Tashi Gyaltsen, Hotel Dwarka and Hotel The Panorama are hotels in Pelling that are suitable for children.
By Jasodhara on Dec 25,2017
I am planning to travel with my children to Pelling Need suggestions for some children friendly hotels in Pelling?By Tapesh on Dec 24,2017
Are there any luxury resorts or hotels in Pelling?By Pranad on Dec 22,2017
Yes, Hotel Sonamchen, The Chumbi Mountain Retreat & Spa Pelling, Magpie The Chestnut Retreat Resort, and Yangthang Dzimkha Resort are some of the popular luxury hotels or resorts in Pelling. For more options, see: https://www.yatra.com/hotels/luxury-hotels-in-pellingBy Subarna on Dec 22,2017
Does the Golden Sunrise and Spa in lower Pelling offer an in-house restaurant?By Sumanta on Dec 21,2017