Pelling is a quaint little town of West Sikkim District
. Resting at the foot of the snow capped Kanchenjunga
, it is on the state highway connecting Gangtok
. Pelling is 125 km west of Gangtok.
Pelling is famous for its magnificent view of Kanchenjunga. It is just 10 km from Geyzing - the district headquarters of West Sikkim District.
Major tourist attractions include the Sanga Chelling Monastery – the oldest monastery in Sikkim, Khecheopalri Lake - regarded as one of the sacred lakes of Sikkim, and the Sangay Waterfalls (10 km). Pelling offers stunning views of the Koktang, Kumbhakarna, Rathong, Kabru, Dom, Kanchenjunga, Pandim, Zopuno, Shimbho, Narsing and Siniyalchu mountains. Best time to visit Pelling is in the months of October, November, March and April.
Civil Enclave Bagdogra (146 km) in West Bengal is the nearest airport. New Jalpaiguri Railway Station in West Bengal is the closest railhead, which is 147 km from Pelling.