Pelling – A Pristine Destination in Sikkim

Pelling – A Pristine Destination


Kanchenjunga - Pelling – A Pristine Destination in Sikkim

Pelling – A Pristine Destination in Sikkim

Pelling is a gem of a place, still pristine and pure, it is about 135 Kms. from Siliguri and about 115 Kms from Gangtok, the Capital of Sikkim.

The road trip from Siliguri to Pelling is really exhilarating and you feel sanctified as you breathe in the fresh mountain air and take in the unalloyed terrain, which is a feast to the eyes.

There are quite a number of hotels to choose from, once in Pelling; to suit one’s budget. During our trip we stayed at Hotel De Regency, a clean and comfortable hotel with an excellent view of the Kanchenjunga Mountain ranges from our room’s.


As we were there during the Off season(November), we pretty much had the Hotel and indeed the place to ourselves.The hotel served good food and was spick and span.

One can go for long walks and marvel at the greenery and cool climes, the view of the Kanchenjunga Mountain ranges always keeping you company.

Pelling – A Pristine Destination in Sikkim

We drove down to Khecheopalri Lake, originally known as Kha-Chot-Palri (meaning the heaven of Padmasambhava), is a sacred Lake for both Buddhists and Hindus, which is believed to be a wish-fulfilling lake. It is located near Khecheopalri village, it is a serene place with a peaceful aura and far,far from the maddening crowd. Near the entrance to the lake there is a small Monastery which has a giant Prayer wheel.

Khecheopalri - Pelling – A Pristine Destination in Sikkim

Other places to visit around Pelling include the Kanchenjunga Falls, Singshore Bridge and the Rabdentse Ruins.

Do check out our article on Ravangla in Sikkim here – Ravangla- An Accidental Discovery

Pelling, a pristine destination



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47 thoughts on “Pelling – A Pristine Destination

  1. absolutely stunning! Have to show this to hubby, he has travelled in these parts of India when he was young and we are both excited about doing several roadtrips around India once we head to Bangladesh and start travelling around Asia over the next 2 years 🙂

    1. Wow that sounds interesting! Glad to know you would be traveling to Asia for the next 2 years. Would love to hear more travel stories. Sikkim then should definitely be a part of your itinerary.

    1. I am soon going write few more posts on North East India, especially Sikkim. If you are planning to visit and need any info, do let me know if I can help. The mountains, the snow, the nature and the beauty, we just cannot have enough of it.

    1. Thanks Ajay. Sikkim is truly the Switzerland of India and you will not repent going there. It has such scenic beauty that your eyes would ask for more to capture.

  2. Very nice! No end to the beautiful locations I’ve not yet discovered… Thanks for the photos and descriptions! Hope I can visit someday, but if not, I’ve at least experienced it vicariously.

  3. The place looks fantastic. I’m glad that there are lots of accommodations to choose from should you decide to go here! There are many beautiful sights to see!

  4. I would definitely visit Kanchenjunga Falls if ever I get there because I have a thing for waterfalls. I just think they are quite beautiful. I think I am getting more and more convinced that I should consider going to India.

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