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Pelling Sightseeing

At Pelling the best sightseeing point is from your hotel itself where you can get a beautiful view of Kanchenjunga peaks. Kanchenjunga is the 3rd highest in the world and highest peak in India. Depending on the weather condition and visibility the peaks can be seen from Pelling. You can take cover your sight seeing program in one day or you can split it to next day. Before lunch you can cover most of the areas and afternoon you can visit Pemayangtse Monastery & Rabdentse Ruins. Afternoon program you can postpone to next day also as they fall in your return journey to Gangtok or NJP

Darap valley

On your way to other site seeing point you will pass through this valley which will fall in your right side. Darap village is promoted by tourism department for village tourism.

Rembi Water fall

On the way at a distance of 11 KM from Pelling this water fall is just 2 KM before the Sewaro Rock garden. This one not so big water fall compared to other water falls in Sikkim.

Sewaro Rock Garden

Entry fee of Rs 10 is charged to enter this garden. From the main road you need to go down a bit to reach this garden constructed by the side of the river. You can touch the water here. This rock garden is 13 KM from Pelling and 30 minutes drive.

After going 3 KM from Sewaro Rock garden you will reach one Y ( three road ) junction. Road towards your left side goes to Khechuperi wishing lake and the road towards right goes to Kangchenjunga water fall. From this point Kangchenjunga water fall is 8 KM and Khechuperi wishing lake is 9 KM

Kahgchenjunga Water fall

At a distance of 25 KM from Pelling it will take nearly one and half hour including the half hour stay at Sewaro Rock garden. You need to climb up little in steps to reach the foot of the water fall. This water fall is last but one point in your drive for local site seeing in Pelling. After this you will return to Y junction and go towards Khechopalri wiching Lake. Take care of your vehicle as there is no open parking space and stones may fall from heights.

Khechopalri wishing Lake

This Lake is located at a distance of 25 KM from Pelling and 9 KM from the Y junction ( other road goes towards Kahgchenjunga water fall ). This scared lake surrounded by prayer flags is worshiped by both Hindus and Buddhist. From the parking area one can walk up to the Lake through a trail and by the side of a Monastery.

Khachoedpalri means mountain of blissful heaven. Lagand has it that this place was once a grazing ground abound with stinging nettle. Native Lepchas use the barks of nettle for multi-purpose requirements. One day a Lapcha couple as usual peeling if the bark of the nettle saw a pair of conchshells coming from the air and entering into the ground. After that the ground underneath shook violently and immense spring of water engulfed the entire ground which turned up into a huge lake. As pen nesal text , this lake was recognized as the abode of Tshomen Gyalme or chief protective Nymph of Dharma as blessed by Goddess Tara. Native Buddhist believes that the shape of the lake is foot print blessing of Goddess Tara.

Above all the points are location in one direction so tourist can cover those at one go preferably before lunch. It will not take more than four hours. Usually tourist starts from hotel after breakfast and return to hotel for lunch.

After Lunch (2nd Part of one day program)

After lunch you can cover the balance two main site seeing points, however as they fall on your return journey towards NJP or Gangtok these can be covered next day morning on your way returning to Gangtok or NJP. So you can take rest and enjoy the beauty of Kanchenjunga peaks

Pemayangtse Monastery

Located at a distance of 2 KM from Pelling, this is the one of the oldest and important Nyingma monastery in Sikkim. There is an entry fee of Rs 20 to visit this monastery. At hill top from this Monastery you can get good view of Kangchenjunga and other hill rages. You can also get a distance view of Rabdentse Ruins from here.

Visitors are allowed to visit inside and can climb up to 2nd and 3rd floor of the main building. Each floor has many traditional collections of Buddhist statues, traditional paintings, wooden masks and ritual texts. Some paintings are kept covered by cloths. At the top floor there is beautiful wooden replica of Zangdog Palri the celestial adobe of Guru Padmasambhava. This is the main attraction of the Monastery. This colorful and beautiful piece is kept inside a big glass box to preserve it. Note that photography is not allowed inside the main building.

Rabdentse Ruins

At a distance of 3 KM from Pelling and within 1 KM distance from Pemayangtse Monastery there is the ruins of the fort or palace of second capital of Sikkim. This place is well maintained and preserved by Archaeological survey of India.
From the parking place tourist have to walk nearly 1 KM in a well maintained jungle trail up to the ruins of the palace. The duration of walk will be for 20 to 30 minutes. If you are a seasoned walker then you will enjoy the trek but for aged senior visitors it may be little difficult. There is one alternate short road is under construction connecting this site bypassing the walking trail. You can get the view of main structure of Pemayangtse Monastery from here and in same way you can get a full view of ruins from the Pemayangtse Monastery.

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a jain

18-05-2012

hello,please recomend me which is the best place to visit for 2n.lachung,pelling,kalimpong.

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