Pelling is rapidly becoming a popular tourist destination. At an altitude of 6800 ft, it's the most excellent place to get a closest view of the world's 3rd highest peak Mt. Kanchenjunga. Apart from the innate beauty of the place, other attractions in Pelling are the Sanga Choeling Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery and the Khecheopalri Lake.
Places to See in Pelling
This was the second capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Sikkim after Yuksum, the king of Sikkim had ruled the state from this place. Today, the ruins lie hidden from the main road at a walking distance from the Pemayangtse monastery.
Khecheopalri lake is considered as sacred lake of this state both by the Buddhist and the Hindus.The lake remains hidden in the rich forest cover. It is believed that the birds do not permit even a single leaf to float on the lake surface.
Soreng is a picturesque village with beautiful landscape, is about two hours drive from Pelling. A trek to Jhandi Danra from Soreng is a must to see a variety of flowers and birds. Surrounded by lush green hills, Soreng is located amidst scenic splendour.
About 28kms from Pelling is Kanchenjunga Waterfalls which is situated at a sharp curve on the road side. This big falls is equally beautiful and attractive throughout the year and has become a leading tourist attraction in West Sikkim.
Rimbi Waterfalls are approximately 12 km away from Pelling and further about 5 km from the Darap Village. They are situated along the banks of Rimbi River. These waterfalls lead into the Rimbi River, famous for activities like fishing.