If you are struck by wanderlust and crave to experience the joy of wilderness, Pelling is the place to be. Graced by the magnanimous presence of third highest mountain on the planet, the Kanchenjunga, Pelling lies in the western part of Sikkim.
The beautiful landscape with lush green hill tops and serene lakes will captivate your imagination beyond belief. A visit to the Khecheopalri Lake or more popularly called the wishing lake mesmerises you with a wonderful exhibit of exotic birds and freshwater lakes. And for those who seek spiritual nirvana, Pemayangtse Monastery should figure high on the bucket list. The monastery also houses some splendid artworks in the form of paintings and sculptures that are largely influenced by Buddhist lineage.
Adventure, right from the beginning, is a granted take away for tourists who flock this part of Sikkim mostly to escape from the urban rumble. Be it the charming khangchendzonga waterfalls or the towering Changey waterfalls, adventure lovers who swear by river rafting amidst high tides will find these places to be a blessing in disguise.
If you wish to trek the high altitudes in Pelling, a special permit from the department of Gangtok, will make the trip a hassle free affair. For travellers who wish to fly by air, the bagdogra airport is closest to pelling and the Jalpaiguri railway station at a distance of 95 kms from Pelling would be recommended if you wish to travel by train.