Five offbeat places in Pelling, the Gem of scenic Sikkim

Five offbeat places in Pelling, the Gem of scenic Sikkim


"Travel is rather owning little and seeing the world, than owning the world and seeing little of it!"

Anyone who starts planning for a trip to Sikkim always goes for the obvious places like Gangtok, Tsomgo, and Gurudongmar Lake.

A lot of people even include Ravangla, Namchi or Zuluk in their list but Pelling is one such beautiful destination which often gets missed. Do not worry as we are here to take you on a really amazing journey through this enchanting destination to make your visit worthy enough.

The best thing about it:

Located at a high altitude, Pelling often receives heavy snowfall during the months of winter. This gives a surreal feel to this area. So, if you have always wished to see pure untouched snow-covered mountains, then Pelling is the place to go to.

Do you know the modes of accessibility to reach there? If not, then here you can know about!

Nearest airways: The nearest airport from Pelling is Bagdogra airport. It is located at a distance of 160 kilometers.

Nearest railways: The closest railway station located from Pelling is New Jalpaiguri Railway station. Located at a distance of 152 kilometers from Pelling, it is also linked with other major cities of India.

Nearest roadways: This quaint little town is connected to different parts of Northeast India through road. You can even hire taxis from Siliguri which is 132 kilometers from Pelling.

Worried where to stay?  

Not only popular for the places it also has some of the best hotels with good accommodation choices in Pelling for you within your budget and also offering amazing views.

So, book your choiceable hotel before anyone else!

Reveal the mystery of these offbeat destinations!

If you want to make Pelling your favourite destination with seeking through the breathtaking nearby scenes then these destinations will surely do.

1. Bariakhop- Which sits on the natures lap

A small scenic village, Bariakhop is located at 5530 feet above sea level. You can visit this place to relive your childhood days. It is not a destination for people to sightsee but losing yourself in the magic away from city life.

Things to do!

2. Chayatal-Where tranquility and serenity blend

Chayatal or Chaya Taal situated at an altitude of 6,000 feet. Where Pelling is crowded with tourists, Chayatal is just the opposite. There are fewer crowds, a larger number of tourists, only silence and peace. Fog and mist will make your day special with your family.

Things to do!

3. Gyalshing-Show your adventure skills

This is a beautiful Himalayan town which is well connected with the capital state of Gangtok. Also known as Geyzing, it is one of the low altitude tourist destinations. It is a base camp for trekking routes with places of interest to look for.

Things to do!

4. Sribadam-Bliss amidst the hills

A small picturesque Himalayan village, Sribadam is surrounded by nature and greenery. The places are surrounded by lakes, monastery, waterfalls, and streams for fishing. It is a beautiful paradise for you to spend with your family.

Things to do:

5. Tashiding-A whole new paradise

Surrounded by a valley, Tashiding is located 40 kilometers from Pelling. The magnificence of the monastery, snow-capped mountains, and the serene nature makes this offbeat destination a must-visit place here.

Things to do!

Is this the ultimate list to plan your sightseeing in Pelling? If not, then add some popular places along with this on your list!

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