Pelling has recently emerged as a favorite tourist destination in West Sikkim – and rightfully so. The beautiful hillside town is known for its incredible monasteries and pristine natural landscape. Pemayangtse Monastery is the most famous destination. The scenically located monastery was founded by Lama Lhatsun Chempo in 1705, making it one of the oldest in West Sikkim. Tashiding Monastery is another mesmerizing stop that welcomes visitors with its unique architecture and crisp Himalayan backdrop. The serene location is a prime place to meditate and enjoy some peace and quiet. Paying homage to the monastery, it is believed, will cleanse you from your sins.
After exploring the captivating monasteries, discover the scenery surrounding Pelling. The area is lined with waterfalls, alpine vegetation, precious rolling hills, and most notably, marvelous views of Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. About 28 kilometers from Pelling lies Kanchenjunga Falls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Sikkim. Refresh yourself with a bath in these refreshing waters. Spend a night or two in Pelling on your visit to Sikkim! Check out our Sikkim Kanchenjunga Goechala Trek or our Darjeeling & Sikkim Authentic Cultural Tour to encounter the beauty of Pelling for yourself! Contact us if you have any questions.