Pelling: Discover Sikkim's Second Most-visited Spot!

Written By

Ruchika Mandora

Pelling, a beautiful town situated in the West district of Sikkim, is one of these locations with numerous natural beauty-endowed tourist destinations.

Pelling, located 10 kilometers from Geyzing and 130 kilometers from Gangtok, has become the second most popular tourist destination in Sikkim, next only to Gangtok.

The 1647-founded Pemayangtse Monastery is 2 km from Pelling. Its stunning architecture attracts visitors to this monastery.

Pemayangtse Monastery


Rabdentse was Sikkim’s second capital from 1670 to 1814. The Gurkha army demolished the capital city, leaving only the palace and chortens.

Rabdentse Ruins


Yuksom was Sikkim's first capital. It was the coronation location of Sikkim's first monarch, known as the "Throne of Norbugang."



Darap village is 8 km from Pelling town and has a lot of different plants and animals. At 1600 m above sea level, this place has temperatures that range from -5 to 28 degrees.

Darap Village


24 km from Pelling, Kanchenjunga Waterfalls is stunning. One of Sikkim's greatest waterfalls, its 100-foot drop into a pool will amaze you.

Kanchenjunga Fall


The Tashiding Monastery is on a hilltop between the Rangeet River and the Rathong Chu. People often call this temple the "Heart of Sikkim/Denzong" .

Tashiding Monastery


The Sewaro Rock Garden is an exquisite garden where stone layers are arranged along the riverbanks. 

Sewaro Rock Garden


Its crystal-clear lakes, waterfalls, lush valleys, and diverse flora and wildlife are nestled in the spectacular Western Ghat hills. 739.7 km from Bhopal.

Sangachoeling Monastery


5 km from Darap village is the Rimbi waterfall, which runs into the Rimbi River. The waterfall's white water cascading down the forested hillside is worth a visit. It's near the motorable road.

Rimbi Waterfall


The Singshore Bridge is the second-highest in Asia and the longest in Sikkim at 240 m. This bridge overlooks hills, waterfalls, and streams 5 k) from Pelling.

Singshore Bridge


Kaluk is a small village in West Sikkim's Himalayan foothills where you can experience the beauty of nature at its finest.



Oaks, fir, birch, maple, willow, and musk deer, Indian leopard, snow leopard, and Himalayan tahr live in Kanchenjunga National Park. Trekking is also available here.

Kanchenjunga National Park


Originally known as Kha-Chot-Palri, Khecheopalri Lake is located 34 kilometers from Pelling.

Khecheopalri Lake


The peaceful Changey Waterfall is 9 miles from Pelling on the Pelling–Dentam Road. Water cascading from 300 feet is worth seeing.

Changey Waterfall


Ravangla, in South Sikkim, situated between Gangtok and Pelling at 8000 feet. The 130-foot Sakyamuni Buddha statue in Buddha Park, also known as Tathagata Tsal, is the attraction.