Pelling is a beautiful hill station situated in West Sikkim at an altitude of 2150 meters from sea level. The town is popular with tourists who go on India tours mainly because people can get a view of the mighty Kanchenjunga Falls the highest mountain peak in India and 3rd highest in the world. The surroundings of the town also provide a lot of opportunities for adventure sports like trekking, mountain climbing, and so on.
If you want to explore the peaceful side of the Himalayas, you can explore the town of Pelling during your India tours.
Why visit Pelling?
The town of Pelling is not a very crowded place and unlike other Himalayan destinations like Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the town is very pristine and provides you with the opportunity of exploring the serene beauty of the mountains, forests, valleys, and meadows. You will be able to get a glimpse of the way of life of the tribal people who live in the town and its surrounding villages. These people mainly follow Tibetan Buddhism and are of Tibeto – Burman origin. If you visit during the winter you will be able to enjoy the snowfall and the beauty of the snow-covered mountains. The waterfalls situated on the outskirts of the town will also be a treat for you. It will not be very difficult to find any India tour packages that will take you to this town.
Things to do in Pelling
Eat – you can enjoy local delicacies like the steamed momos, Thukpa, etc. There are quite a few restaurants, street stalls, and other eateries where you can enjoy these delicacies and other local recipes.
Shop – you can shop for local handicrafts, jewelries made by the tribal people, bamboo products, and woolen garments. You can buy these things from the roadside vendors or from some of the shops in the town.
Places to visit while in Pelling
Some of the places in and around the town of Pelling that you can visit during your India tours include the Pemayangtse Monastery, Sangachoeling Monastery, Khecheopalri Lake, and the ruins of Rabdengtse, Changey Waterfalls, and the Singshore Bridge. Most Sikkim India tour packages will take you on a tour of these attractions. You should certainly visit these monasteries during your India tours if you want to get a feel of the peace and tranquility of Tibetan Buddhism practiced in this part of the world. If you want to proceed further, you can also visit the popular hill station of Darjeeling which is approximately 80 Kms from the town of Pelling.
Apart from the above places, you can also visit the Rock garden, the Rimbi waterfall, the Kanchenjunga falls and if you venture out of the village, you can come across beautiful hills with vegetables farms. The monasteries in the town are very old and their architectural designs are similar to that of the monasteries in Tibet.
People who want to explore the pristine Himalayas and the spiritual Buddhist way of life should visit this town during their India tours.