In & around Darjeeling

Situated at a distance of 25 km from Pelling, the Kanchenjunga Falls is a perennial waterfall and takes about an hour to reach. There are small steps which lead to the base of the water fall.

Pemayangtse Monastery is a Buddhist monastery, situated at an elevation of 6840 feet. Known as one of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim, it was built by Lama LhatsunChempo in the 17th century.

Khecheopalri Lake is a sacred lake, located in the north-west direction of Pelling town. This lake is known by many names like the Wishing Lake, Kha-Chot-Palri and ShoDzoSho, which means Oh Lady, Sit Here. Considered holy by Buddhists as well as Hindus, this lake is thronged by devotees from around the world.

Singshore Bridge, a 198 metre suspension bridge is located at a short distance of 5 km from Pelling. It is also the highest bridge of Sikkim and second highest gorge bridge in Asia. The Singshore Bridge was built 16 years ago by connecting two hills. It is situated 25 km away from Pemayangtse Monastery.

Rabdengtse Ruins is another place to see in Pelling, which is located at a walking distance from the Pemayangtse Monastery. Surrounded by thick forests, the Rabdengtse Ruins are considered as famous destinations among the leisure tourists.

Rabdengtse was the second capital of the Sikkim state after Yuksum during 1670.

Sewaro Rock Garden is constructed and maintained by Sikkim’s tourism department. Mainly constituting rocks, gardens, pools, zig zag foot paths and various recreational amenities like swimming pools, viewpoints and cafeterias.

Changey Waterfall is located about 10 km away from Pelling on the western slope of Pelling district of Western Sikkim.

Situated at a height of about 300 metres, these falls are on the way to Dentam Valley.

Sangachoeling Monastery is about 7 km away from the Pemayangtse Monastery and is considered as the second oldest monastery of Sikkim. Located about 3 km away from south west of Upper Pelling district, this monastery can be reached by walk.

It’s a nice small town or rather village which can be visited but avoid if it is raining. We were unfortunate to be there when it was cloudy and raining. Trekking routes start from this place. Attractions are the lake, view of the mountains, the small village & the coronation throne.

Khangchendzonga National Park, located in the northern district of Sikkim covers an area of 850 sq. km. The park’s height varies from about 1800 metres to 8600 metres, making it one of the highest national parks of the country.

Khangchendzonga, which is among the highest peaks of the planet, lies on the western boundaries of this park.

At an altitude of 4,200 m Dzongri is among the best trekking destinations not only in Sikkim but also in India. The sights of the milky white peaks all around Dzongri are bound to keep you gazing with awe.