Despite it being small a town, there are so many exciting things to do in Pelling that you may easily enjoy a couple of days here without finding a moment of boredom. Cradled in the domain of Himalayas, lying at the foothills of Mount Kanchenjunga, Pelling is a scenic tourist destination with a wide range of places and activities on offer for its visitors. 

Apart from a rich natural heritage in the form of untainted Himalayan vegetation, Pelling also has a rich cultural heritage for you to explore. From soaking in the beauty of its unmatched vistas to indulging in a cultural extravaganza, this town in Sikkim will amuse you throughout your stay here.

The town of Pelling is majorly popular among tourists for the mesmerizing views of the towering Himalayan mountains covered in snow that can be enjoyed from here. So, it is also an ideal destination for you if you are a shutterbug interested in capturing the Himalayan culture and nature in your camera.

Besides, you can enjoy a uninterrupted serenity at numerous waterfalls falling within the bounds of Pelling. The place also has delights for adventure junkies in the form of various easy trekking trails that will take you through dense woods. All in all, your visit to Sikkim remains incomplete if you skip exploring Pelling.

Check below the list of things you can do on your visit to Pelling!

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Meet the monks at Pemayangtse Gompa Monastery

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The cultural spectrum of Pelling is dominated by shades from the Buddhist culture, and various monasteries dotting its geography are the proof. Get familiar with the local culture by visiting Pemayangtse Gompa Monastery which is one of the most revered monasteries in the state. 

It would be an interesting thing to spend some time with the monks here, getting insights about the cultural history of Sikkim and Buddhist customs. The monastery, originally built in the 17th century, will impress you with its scenic location with the backdrop of snow-capped Himalayan peaks and immaculate architecture. 

The complex also houses a museum where local ancient artefacts and scriptures are on display.

Location: 3 km from Pelling

Timing: 7 AM to 6 PM

Entry Fees: No Entry Fees
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Witness the beauty of Kangchendzonga Waterfalls

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If you are a nature loving planning to spend some time relaxing in the tranquil atmosphere of Pelling, paying a visit to the famous Kangchendzonga Falls is among the most peaceful things to do in Pelling. According to the general belief, the stream originates from the glaciers of Mount Kanchenjunga. 

This perennial waterfall is located at a close distance of 28 km from the city center and is an ideal spot to spend some time with family and friends. The sight of gushing water stream running through lush green forests and plummeting upon rocks is something that will leave you spellbound. 

Since the waterfall is extremely scenic, it also qualifies for an excellent spot for photography.

Location: 28 km from Pelling

Entry Fee: INR 20 per person

Timings: Open 24 hours
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Saunter in the Rabdentse Ruins

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If you are a history enthusiast planning to explore the beautiful town of Pelling, the place has a treat for you in the form of Rabdentse Ruins. These ruins are the remnants of Sikkim Kingdom’s second capital, so you can imagine the historical significance of this site. 

Rabdentse served as the capital city between 1670 and 1814 after which it was destroyed in the Nepalese invasion. The archaeological site once had a palace and a monastery. A walk amidst the broken walls and chortens will take you back to the glory days of the 17th Century when the place came into existence.

Location: 3 km from Pelling

Entry Fee: Entry is free

Timings: 6 AM to 7 PM
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Cross the Singshore Bridge

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One of the most iconic landmarks in Sikkim, Singshore Bridge is the second highest suspension bridge in Asia and the highest in the state. The bridge has a length of 240 meters and is located at a distance of 5 km from Pelling city center. 

Crossing this bridge spanning over Singshore River is one of the most exciting things to do in Sikkim. From this bridge, you can catch breathtaking sights of the river and the verdant valley. After crossing the bridge, you can also indulge in trekking in the dense forests that follows.

 The landscape looks all the more scenic when the surrounding hills get veiled with clouds and mist.

Location: 28 km from Pelling

Entry Fee: INR 20 per person

Timings: Open 24 hours
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Visit to Khecheopalri Lake

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Take a plunge into a world full of serenity and spirituality by visiting one of the most sought after tourist spots in Pelling – Khecheopalri Lake. Apart from being a wonderful piece of nature’s artistry, this lake is also a pilgrimage site and keeps reverence among Buddhist and Hindus. 

This place, indeed, sounds like peace as the sound of the fluttering prayer flags coupled with the sound of ringing bells reaches a person’s souls and soothes it. There are a number of interesting legends associated with this lake. Ideal for all kinds of tourists, this place is also a paradise for thrill-seekers as there are a few trekking trails nearby.

Location: 28 km from Pelling

Entry Fee: INR 10 per person

Timing: Dawn to Dusk


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Meditate in Sanga Choeling Monastery

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An essential part of your Pelling visit should be to indulge in cultural and traditional activities as done by the locals. The best one would be to enjoy the melody of silence by getting lost in your own self by meditating  at Sanga Choeling Monastery. Away from the blaring sounds of the cities, this monastery makes for a perfect site for meditation. 

The monastery was established in the 17 century and is one of the oldest monasteries in the state. This beautiful monastery is perched on a ridge and offers panoramic views of the Himalayan massifs. You can reach here by taking a steep uphill trek from Pelling.

Location: 7 km from Pelling

Timing: 7 AM to 6 PM

Entry Fees: No Entry Fees

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Visit Sangay Falls

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Pelling is dotted with natural wonders and Sangay Falls is an important name on the list. The waterfall is easily accessible as it lies at a distance of 10 km from Pelling Town. The beauty of this site is sure to leave an everlasting impression on your memory while the soft roar of the plunging stream will excite your senses. 

The surrounding greenery makes the waterfall appear all the more charming, apt for any shutterbug visiting Pelling. Sangay Falls, owing to its natural splendour and calming atmosphere, is definitely worth a few hours of your time in Pelling.

Location: 10 km from Pelling

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Timings: Open 24 hours

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Take a stroll in Sewaro Rock Garden

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Both nature and man have made efforts to make Sewaro Rock Garden a place as glorious as it is. Located on the bank of a river, this garden is a popular picnic spot in Pelling. If you wish to spend some time with nature on your trip to Pelling, this is among your best bets. 

The garden features a cafeteria where you can sit for a couple of hours and enjoy the sound of the moving river and the chirping of birds along with spectacular views. Once you are done with soaking in the incredible charm of the place, you can indulge in fishing and angling.

Do include this place to your itinerary as taking a stroll amidst the bountiful nature here is among the most relaxing things to do in Pelling.

Location: 12 km from Pelling

Entry Fee: INR 30 per person

Timing: 8 AM to 7 PM
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Visit to Rimbi Water Falls

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A popular one among the numerous waterfalls in and around the town, Rimbi Waterfall may render you speechless with its unrivaled beauty. Visiting this waterfall is one of the most fun things to do in Pelling whenever you are headed towards Yuksam. The stream plunging into the pool below later on joins to contribute to Rimbi River. 

The waterfall is enveloped by lush vegetation adding to its grace, gracefully. While you are here, you can also enjoy fishing and nature photography apart from spending some time letting the calm sounds and mesmerizing views soothe your soul.

Location: 12 km from Pelling

Timing: 6 AM to 5 PM

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

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Walk around in Darap Subba Village

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Darap Subba is a tiny village located at a short distance from Pelling and is being developed as a tourist destination. Majorly inhabited by Limboo Community, this village may offer you cultural as well as spiritual experience. 

Taking a walk around in this village is one of the best things to do in Pelling as it will offer you much more than just the breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains that are visible from here. You can talk to the locals and learn about their beliefs and customs. 

It will be a different kind of experience and will add a new colour to your Pelling visit.

Location: 6 km from Pelling

Entry Fee: No Entry Fees

Timing: 8 AM to 7 PM

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Satyen Naik Singalila Trek
After this trek, I realized why everyone recommended me for Darjeeling and Sikkim. Truly a paradise and this trek reveals more about these places.
Annapurna Adiga Pelling Skywalk
Must visit a place, The glass-topped skywalk was extremely great, you'll enjoy everything on this place and nobody misses the Buddha-idol and the monastery... the walked through the stair as well need to have stamina. The view was simply indescribable
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Harinakshi Bharadwaj Magpie Pachhu Village Resort
The resort was perfectly located amidst the hills Stunning views. Also, the attractions of the city were very much nearby to the resort. Excellent hospitality, delicious food, and great ambiance. The activities included in the stay package were amazing, we had so much fun doing the activities. Looking forward to visiting you again. Thanks, Thrillophilia! for hassle-free booking and instant confirmations.
19 November 2019
Best place to stay. People should definitely go for the attic room with the mountain view. Felt so luxurious. The room was just amazing with superb washrooms so clean along with a comfortable bed and good facilities. The staffs were professional and responsive always provide service on-time. Staff was very cordial. It has a pure veg restaurant attached and the food was great.
I was very happy that my surprise went well, I am so thankful for the booking platform and the staff there at Pelling who arranged the evening with perfection with beautiful decorations and fresh drinks and meals. My cousins were very happy with this surprise and even shared the pictures with me even I like it so much. Thank you so much for your effort and we were very satisfied with your service and everything you truly deserved a 5*.
20 February 2020
I booked Magpie The Chestnut Retreat from Thrillophilia at a very decent price along with the activities. The check in and check out process was also done easily with just the e-voucher of Thrillophilia. The stay was comfortable and the food served was very delicious. There we experienced activities like yak ride and ATV ride. Everything was taken care of in the beautiful resort.
21 November 2019
The resort is pretty along with the amazing views of the place. The room were so clean along with a comfortable bed and good facilities. The staffs were professional. No doubt we would be back. Highly recommended if you are visiting Pelling.
Manoj Acharya Singalila Trek
The Singalila Trek by Thrillophilia had everything that I wanted from a trek .From adventurous forest trails to sights of the Everest, this trek was the most enjoyable experience of my entire life. The support staff, guide and even the whole organised process of the trek was all due to Thrillophilia and their committed people for which I wanted to personally thank them by writing my thrillophilia reviews. They even made sure that the group was having fun during the strenuous ascents and descents, which not many people think of. Thrillophilia even customised the booking process according to our convenience, and did everything on our behalf. With this trekking tour by Thrillophilia, I am happy to say that they have gained a permanent customer who will be coming back for their help pretty soon.
Amritambu Nambeesan Singalila Trek
I am an ardent lover of trekking and other adventure sports and activities. Thanks to Thrillophilia, I found a trekking tour to Singalila at the cheapest price ever, that too with the inclusion of permits as well as a guide. This year, my wish to complete the Singalila national park Trek came true only because of Thrillophilia. Everything, right from the booking procedure, to the mode of payment was easy and without any issues. In fact, they made sure that everything was taken care of even during the trek. Upon my arrival at home after the trek, Thrillophilia even made sure to ask for any issues that I might have faced during the Singalila Trek, which is commendable. Thank you for such a memorable trek.
Gajbaahu Prajapat Pelling Skywalk
The place gave us stunning pictures, Nice walked on the glass and we enjoyed every bit of it. Worthy experience.

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