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About Pelling

Pelling is a small town situated in the hills in West Sikkim, 7,200 feet above the sea level. Despite being one of the lesser-known towns in the area, it is slowly gaining attention as a popular tourist destination. 

Pelling is a dream destination for trekkers, nature lovers, bird-watchers and serenity seekers. The city is dotted with heritage structures like ancient monasteries and breath-taking waterfalls like the Kanchenjunga falls, the Rimbi Waterfall and the Changey Waterfall. The Sanga Choeling Monastery and the Pemayangtse Monastery are the two of the main monasteries in the area that one must visit for their heritage and architectural significance when they are in Pelling. 

Pelling is easily accessible from both Gangtok and Darjeeling. It is located at a distance of 131 km from Gangtok and 73.9 km from Darjeeling. The nearest airport is the Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri from where one can hire buses and cars to reach Pelling. You can also hire buses that leave at frequent intervals from Gangtok and Siliguri that pass through Pelling. 

The best time to visit Pelling is between December to May, which consists of winter, spring, and summer. During December, the temperature drops down to -5 degrees Celsius, allowing the tourists to take advantage of the snow and enjoy sports like the snow-skating. The summers are equally vibrant, with temperatures remaining cool throughout the day and different kinds of flowers filling up the valleys in the area. 

The main language spoken here is Sikkimese, but Nepali and Hindi are also spoken fluently by the locals. The cuisine here is mainly north-Eastern and several local shops sell delicacies that are a speciality of this place. The town is well-equipped with multiple hotels and restaurants to ensure a comfortable stay for the tourists. 


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Pelling Reviews

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Kul Bhushan
Reviewed: 30 Sep 2023
5.0/5
Good tour, co-operative staff, carey. Thanks
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Deepashri B
Reviewed: 16 Nov 2023
5.0/5
Staff was very friendly. Himanshu personally took care of the things very well. Looking forward to more adventurous. cheers…
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Ashutosh Singh
Reviewed: 09 Jul 2022
4.0/5
Overall it was a good experience. The only issue being that 2 out of 3 hotel rooms provided were not great, even though the hotels were all good as promised. Special thanks to Mr. Dhruv and his team from Thrillophilia who helped me a lot in preparing my itinerary. Will surely plan another trip with ... Read More
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Bhargavi Chaturvedi
Reviewed: 15 Jan 2021
5.0/5
The Sikkim tour with Thrillophilia was just awesome as we were able to spend some of the best days on the hills enjoying the pristine setting far away from our everyday drudgery. The driver assigned to us was very friendly and he made sure we reached our destinations on time, Not to forget our tour ... Read More
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Tarun Sharma
Reviewed: 17 Dec 2020
5.0/5
Taking the seven days delightful trip of Sikkim with Thrillophilia was just amazing. Everything was very arranged starting from the transportation to the meals provided and from the sightseeing tours to hotel accommodations. The tour guides were very friendly and promising with their attitude. Got t... Read More
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Chakrika Abbott
Reviewed: 01 Jun 2020
5.0/5
It was a best 6 days trip to West sikkim and Everything very well executed and our trip was very smooth with all the permits etc ready and handed over to us before hand without any delay. The tour takes us to the places like Pelling, Ravangla and Borong.

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