A visit to the Pemayangtse Monastery in Pelling

A visit to the Pemayangtse Monastery in Pelling

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Whether the tourist is an adrenaline junkie or a gastronome, a culture canary or a passionate bird watcher, Pelling in Sikkim is the place for all such people. It is an outstanding hill station which is endowed with tranquil monasteries, lush biospheres, garrulous waterfalls and shimmering lakes. It also organizes adventure activities like trekking, skiing, etc. It is covered in a blanket of snow during winter seasons. Bhutias, Lepchas, Tamangs, and Limboos are the main communities of Pelling. Take a break from freak work and make your way to the ocean of calmness, Pelling.

Access to Pelling:

By air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport at a distance of 160 km and this airport is connected to many cities such as Delhi, Kolkata etc.  From Bagdogra Airport, you can hire a cab or board shared taxi to reach Pelling.

By rail: New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is the nearest railhead at a distance 152km from Pelling. From the railway station, you will get hired taxi or shared cabs upto Pelling.

By road: You can also reach Pelling by booking a private car or by Private Bus.

The distance from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station to Pelling – 130 Km

Best season to explore Pelling: March to May. At this time weather is pleasant and favorable for the visitors.

Amidst the stunning sightseeing places in Pelling, Pemayangtse Monastery is one of the most extraordinary and unique monasteries that draw attention of the visitors.                                                                                                             

All about Pemayangtse Monastery:

It is an important Buddhist religious center and was built in 1705.

The word Pemayangtse means ‘Perfect Sublime Lotus’. This Monastery gives a perfect place to relax in solitude by listening to the sounds of nature. This three storied building has many statues of saint Rinpoche as well as several antique idols and scriptures.

The walls of this monastery are decked with traditional frescoes depicting tantrik Buddhist themes. The main prayer hall is decorated with paintings and the doors and windows are beautifully painted in traditional Tibetan design. The ruins of Rabdentse can also be witnessed from Pemayangtse Monastery. Pemayangtse is surrounded with picturesque mountains, glaciers and abundant shrubs of the exotic rhododendron.

Getting here-

This monastery is located 2 kilometers away from Pelling and 110 kilometers from Gangtok. You will get plenty of hired taxi services from these places to reach the Monastery.

Highlights:

Best time to visit: Perfect time to visit this monastery is from March to June

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday (7:00 am)

Closing hours: Monday to Sunday (6:00 pm)

Entry criteria: Free

Festivals: This monastery is famous for Buddhist festivals. Festival of Losar, kagyat dance and mask dance are the main attractions of this monastery.

Activities: Trekking and hiking trail activities are performed around the area of this monastery.

Note:.

  • Wear modest clothing and smoking or drinking is not allowed.
  • Eatable things are not allowed inside the monastery.
  • Do not touch artifacts and holy objects inside the monastery.
  • Take permission before taking any photographs.

Where can you stay in Pelling?

Before starting your trip, the first question which arises in your mind regarding the accommodation. How would be the ambiance of that hotel?

So, here we have mentioned the details about the best hotel in Pelling:

Among the budget hotels in Pelling, Delight Hotels The Touristo is the most preferable.

Delight Hotels the Touristo: It is one of the good hotels in Pelling. It provides an affordable accommodation to all the visitors with great warmth and hospitality. The ornate, good ambiance makes one feel homely away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Tariff Plan hotels in Pelling

Room Type / Meal Plan CP(Breakfast)
Standard Room (Double Sharing) 2200
Deluxe Room (Double Sharing) 3200
Extra Bed (12yrs) 700
Child Sharing(5-12 yrs) 400

Facilities you will get in hotel:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room service
  •  Running Hot Water
  • Fire Safety
  • Power Back up
  • Car parking
  • LED TV

Frequent questions to be asked:

Q. Do we require any permits while we are on the trip?

A. No, you do not require any permits in Pelling while you are on the trip.

Q. 2.  Is there any medication center in Pelling?

A. Yes, there are many medication centers present in Pelling, from where you can get your necessary medicines during emergencies.

Q. 3.  Can we tour Pelling on our two-wheelers bikes?

A. Yes, but first you have to obtain permission from Home department of Govt. of Sikkim about this.

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