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Pelling

Pelling is a tiny treasure trove breathing in the district of West Sikkim. The town is adorned with lush green forests and heart warming views of the Himalayas and Kanchenjanga. The town is gaining huge popularity following footsteps of Gangtok due to its unmatched beauty and serene ambience. Walking around the town takes you close to many monasteries, waterfalls, monuments and lakes making your holiday to Sikkim worth cherishing.

Here are the top places to visit in Pelling:

Pemayangtse Gompa

This three-storied aesthetic Gompa belongs to the 17th century and remains on the itinerary of every traveller visiting Pelling. The Gompa showcases beautiful paintings apart from sculptures. However, the main attraction of the gompa is the seven-tiered model of Guru Rimpoche adorned with numerous rainbows and fairies.

Singshore Bridge

This is known for being the highest bridge in Sikkim at a height of 198 m above the ground. From here travellers can relish beautiful bird’s eye views of the surrounding region and click some amazing pictures. Singshore Bridge is also counted among the highest gorge bridges in Asia. Emerald landscapes and waterfalls nestling this bridge add to its beauty.

Kanchenjunga Falls

Experience the solace of nature at the Kanchenjunga Falls where water sings its own musical rhyme. This remarkable waterfall can be reached by taking a beautiful route loaded with nature. Sit here and explore some unseen hues of green while savouring the pristine water of the fall.

Rabdentse Ruins

Rabdentse Ruins are located just a stone’s throw away from Pemayangtse Monastery. The ruins are encircled with thick woods and lakes which give it a beautiful outlook. The site was built by Chadok Namgyal in 1670. The establishment was destructed by the Gurkha army and thus, the place remained in ruins since then. The place tells you a lot about ancient Sikkim and surely deserves a visit.

Khecheopalri Lake

Khecheopalri Lake oozes serenity in all senses. This breathtaking location has religious significance too and thus, welcomes many Buddhists and Hindus who believe that this is a blessed site. The place is also great for trekkers and explorers where they can enjoy a journey amidst diverse facades of nature while staying at nearby lodges.

Sangachoeling Monastery

Sangachoeling Monastery was established in 17th century and remains a major part of Buddhist pilgrimage circuit in Sikkim. The monastery can be reached by taking a path going through loaded forest cover and hilly terrains. The monastery displays antique wall paintings, clay statues as well as scriptures narrating stories from the past.

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