where nature comes alive
|District||: West Sikkim|
|Type of Tourism||: Hill station Tourism|
|Rainfall||: June to September|
|Climate||: Summer 8 to 20°C, Winter -5 to 10°C|
|Altitude||: 1900 meters|
|Best Tourist Season||: September to May|
|Languages spoken||: Nepali, Sikkimese, Bhutia, Lepcha, Hindi|
Remember the dear little vignettes portraying pristine hills adorned with nameless mountain orchids and bifurcated by a gurgling mountain spring? Well, it is not until you have come to Pelling that you realize that such a place actually exists. Located in the district of West Sikkim, about 10 km from the District headquarters, Geyzing and 115 km from the state capital, Gangtok, this town of Pelling is like a personification of a child’s dream.
This is the nearest that one can go to the World’s Third largest peak, Kanchenjunga, with all the comforts of the modern amenities. Located at an altitude of 6800 ft, Pelling offers a breathtaking view of the snow- capped complete mountain ranges of Koktang, Kumbhakarna, Dom, along with Kanchenjunga. It also serves as the base camp for the trekkers in West Sikkim.
Embellished with lovely monasteries, beautiful gardens, cascading waterfalls and immaculate lakes, and even a helipad, Pelling is a paradise for the holidaying enthusiasts whose basic theme in indolence and a laid back vacation.