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Pelling: General Information

Pelling Tourism

Whether the tourist is an adrenaline junkie or a gastronome, a culture buff or an ardent bird watcher, Pelling in Sikkim is the place for all such people. Embraced within the carpeted green mountains, Pelling is the most stunning hill station with a charm of its own. Take a break from fanatic work and make your way to the ocean of calmness, Pelling.

A quintessentially residential area, Pelling radiates a charm that takes one back to a time long gone by. Pelling is quite an eminent hill station of Sikkim. Famous for its magnificence and beauty, Pelling is natural splendour indeed. A trip to Sikkim is incomplete without a tour to Pelling. A true description of Pelling is incomplete without the mention of tranquil monasteries, lush biospheres, garrulous waterfalls and shimmering lakes.

There are numerous scenic places that one can visit in Pelling like Khecheopalri Lake, monasteries and Singshore Bridge. Pelling offers an astounding view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and even organizes adventure activities like trekking, skiing, etc. During winters, the hill station gradually disappears in a blanket of snow.

Pelling has had a fascinating history. Pelling was the first capital of Sikkim. Located at an altitude of 6800 ft, Pelling offers stunning views of mountains like Koktang, Kumbhakarna and Dom. Pelling is home to many tribes and communities like Bhutias, Lepchas, Tamangs, Limboos and Marwaris amongst others.

How to Reach Pelling:

By Air: Nearest airport from Pelling is Bagdogra Airport, Siliguri. The airport is roughly a 4 hours ride from Pelling. Scheduled flights are available from cities such as New Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.

By Rail: The nearest Railway Station from Pelling is Jalpaiguri Railway Station, located at a distance of 170 Km from Pelling. It is well connected to major cities like Chennai, New Delhi, Howrah, Alipur and Darjeeling.

By Road: Pelling is 10 km from Geyzing, 55 Km from Damthang, 84 Km from Kalimpong, 110 Km from Gangtok, 127 Km from Siliguri, 145 Km from Pankhabari, 152 Km from Nagrakata, 168 Km from Jalpaiguri and 380 Kms from Bhagalpur. Shared jeeps are available regularly from Gyalshing. There are also frequent services to Gangtok via Ravangla and one jeep daily to Siliguri. Buses are also available from Siliguri via Jorethang.

Weather Information:

Summer: 7°C – 28°C
December: (-5°C) – 14°C

Best Time to Visit Pelling: February to May & July to December