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    Kanchenjunga Falls - 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.

     

    Khecheopalri Lake - 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 Sho Dzo Sho, which means Oh Lady, Sit Here. Considered holy by Buddhists as well as Hindus, this lake is thronged by devotees from around the world.  The lake of Khecheopalri lies about 24 km from Pemayangtse Monastery. When seen from an elevated point, this lake looks like the foot mark of Lord Shiva. According to the legends, this lake is believed to be originated after the Nepali invasion in the medieval kingdom during the 17th century. The Nepali army destroyed the palace of Namgyals, which was situated near a lake at Rabdents. According to folklore, one day the deity Goddess Tara Jestum Dolma appeared in front of a monk and asked him to fill a vessel from the lake and assured to guide him. Submissively the monk did what he was told and the guidance brought him to the Khecheopalri Hill. There he was told to pray and pour the water from the vessel in the shallow lake after which, the lake magically filled and today is known as the Khecheopalri Lake

     

    Pemayangtse Monastery - 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 Lhatsun Chempo in the 17th century. Initially the monastery was built very small in size and later Jigme Pawo, who was said to be the third reincarnation of Lhatsun Chempo renovated it. Located at a hill top of the Western district of Sikkim, the Pemayangtse Monastery is at the beginning of famous trek route of Dzongri. Around 46 km long, the Dzongri trek route is considered as the most famous trek route of Sikkim. Mount Khangchendzonga can be seen clearly from this monastery. The Pemayangtse monastery was mainly built for ta-sang lamas or the purest monks, but it eventually grew in size and started serving all communities. The monastery houses much famous collection of ancient antiques, Buddhist idols, scriptures and sculptures. First floor of the monastery has a beautiful wooden sculpture of Sanghthokpalr.

     

    Singshore Bridge - 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. The government of Sikkim is likely to set Bungee jumping activities on the bridge, soon. Close to the bridge lies the Uttarey village, which falls near the Nepal boundary or commonly called as Chia Bhanjyang.

     

    Rabdengtse Ruins - 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. The king of Sikkim  ruled  this state up to the year 1814. Today, the Rabdengtse lies in ruins and from here the  Khangchendzonga ranges can be seen.

     

    Rimbi Waterfalls - Rimbi Waterfalls are approximately 12 km away from Pelling and further about 5 km from the Darap Village. They are situated along the banks of Rimbi River.  These waterfalls lead into the Rimbi River, famous for activities like fishing.

     

    Sewaro Rock Garden - 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. Considered as one of the most popular picnic spots it is visited by people from various communities and schools every day.

     

    Changey Waterfall - 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. While descending, these falls disappear into the extensive greenery around the waterfall and because of the whiteness of the waterfall it appears like a great white line, with the backdrop of dense green vegetation. The fall flows through the Changey village from Ranidhunga and is considered as a famous tourist destination. Other villages surrounding this waterfall are Chhangey, Sapung and Bongten villages. Across these falls, tourists can also find Dentam Bazaar, which is an old village market housing a cheese factory.

     

    Sangachoeling Monastery - 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. Sangacholing, which means the land of scared spell is a monastery which was built in 1695 by Lhatsun Ankh Sigma. Over the years, due to excessive exposure to regular earthquakes, the sculptures of this monastery have crumbled. At present, this monastery is open to everyone from Bhutanese to Lepcha communities. This monastery provides a beautiful view of the great Himalayan range and the Pemayangtse Monastery. The Sangacholing Monastery houses a sacred three hundred year old Buddhist crematorium, which has seen the cremation of Lhatsun Namkha Zigme, after he went in Parinirwana. After this, it has been named as Dhuthoe Silwar Tshar and has become a public Buddhist crematorium.Various accessories are p[reserved in this monastery. 

     

    Darap Subba Village - Darap Subba Village is located 6 km away from Pelling on the way to Yuksum. This palace  in inhabited mainly by people from Limboo Community and a small number of families from mixed communities like Bhutias, Chettris, Tamangs, Rais, Gurungs and Lepchas.

     

    Kaluk - Kaluk is another famous district of Sikkim destination, which is located 26 km from Pelling and is prominently recognised for Bersay Rhadodendron Sanctuary. This area is also known for it’s infinite natural resources and is also considered as a haven for nature lovers. The district is surrounded by small villages consisting of the Lepcha tribes.

     

    Dubdi Monastery - Dubdi Monastery also commonly called as the Yuksum Monastery is another Buddhist pilgrim centre located in the Tibetan Buddhism of the Nyingma Sect, close to Yuksum. This monastery was constructed in the year 1701 and is also named as Hermit's cell based on it’s founder Lhatsun Namkha Jigme. From Yuksum it takes about an hour's walk to reach the monastery, which lies on top of a hill. Dubdi Monastery is considered very pivotal to the history of Sikkim.  Lhetsum Chenpo along with his two associate lamas is said to be the founder of the Sikkim state at Yuksum during the 17th century. Till today, Lhetsum Chenpo green statue is placed in this monastery.

     

    Mayong - Mayong in Assamese district is located about 20 km from Pelling. Situated on the banks of Brahmaputra River, this town is approximately 40 km from Guwahati. This district was once known for it’s supernatural stories and black magic. It was said to be the Indian capital of black magic and witchcraft during the ancient medieval times. The Mayong district is included in various mythological epic books; one of them being the Mahabharat.  Mayong central museum and emporium is home to various archaeological artefacts found during the year while some are yet to be discovered.

     

    Khangchendzonga National Park - 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. Wild animals such as snow leopards, Himalayan black bears, Tibetan antelopes, wild asses, barking deer, musk deer, flying squirrels and red pandas are among a few that can be found in the forest. There is a variety of flora that can also be seen in this park, including oaks, fir, birch, maple and willow. Many trekking routes start from Yuksum and end at this park. Entry to the park to   remains restricted; however tourists can get permits from the Wildlife Education and Interpretation Centre at Yuksum to enter the premises.  The best time to visit the Khanchenjunga National Park is during the month of April and May.

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    Kanchenjunga Falls - 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.

     

    Khecheopalri Lake - 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 Sho Dzo Sho, which means Oh Lady, Sit Here. Considered holy by Buddhists as well as Hindus, this lake is thronged by devotees from around the world.  The lake of Khecheopalri lies about 24 km from Pemayangtse Monastery. When seen from an elevated point, this lake looks like the foot mark of Lord Shiva. According to the legends, this lake is believed to be originated after the Nepali invasion in the medieval kingdom during the 17th century. The Nepali army destroyed the palace of Namgyals, which was situated near a lake at Rabdents. According to folklore, one day the deity Goddess Tara Jestum Dolma appeared in front of a monk and asked him to fill a vessel from the lake and assured to guide him. Submissively the monk did what he was told and the guidance brought him to the Khecheopalri Hill. There he was told to pray and pour the water from the vessel in the shallow lake after which, the lake magically filled and today is known as the Khecheopalri Lake

     

    Pemayangtse Monastery - 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 Lhatsun Chempo in the 17th century. Initially the monastery was built very small in size and later Jigme Pawo, who was said to be the third reincarnation of Lhatsun Chempo renovated it. Located at a hill top of the Western district of Sikkim, the Pemayangtse Monastery is at the beginning of famous trek route of Dzongri. Around 46 km long, the Dzongri trek route is considered as the most famous trek route of Sikkim. Mount Khangchendzonga can be seen clearly from this monastery. The Pemayangtse monastery was mainly built for ta-sang lamas or the purest monks, but it eventually grew in size and started serving all communities. The monastery houses much famous collection of ancient antiques, Buddhist idols, scriptures and sculptures. First floor of the monastery has a beautiful wooden sculpture of Sanghthokpalr.

     

    Singshore Bridge - 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. The government of Sikkim is likely to set Bungee jumping activities on the bridge, soon. Close to the bridge lies the Uttarey village, which falls near the Nepal boundary or commonly called as Chia Bhanjyang.

     

    Rabdengtse Ruins - 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. The king of Sikkim  ruled  this state up to the year 1814. Today, the Rabdengtse lies in ruins and from here the  Khangchendzonga ranges can be seen.

     

    Rimbi Waterfalls - Rimbi Waterfalls are approximately 12 km away from Pelling and further about 5 km from the Darap Village. They are situated along the banks of Rimbi River.  These waterfalls lead into the Rimbi River, famous for activities like fishing.

     

    Sewaro Rock Garden - 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. Considered as one of the most popular picnic spots it is visited by people from various communities and schools every day.

     

    Changey Waterfall - 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. While descending, these falls disappear into the extensive greenery around the waterfall and because of the whiteness of the waterfall it appears like a great white line, with the backdrop of dense green vegetation. The fall flows through the Changey village from Ranidhunga and is considered as a famous tourist destination. Other villages surrounding this waterfall are Chhangey, Sapung and Bongten villages. Across these falls, tourists can also find Dentam Bazaar, which is an old village market housing a cheese factory.

     

    Sangachoeling Monastery - 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. Sangacholing, which means the land of scared spell is a monastery which was built in 1695 by Lhatsun Ankh Sigma. Over the years, due to excessive exposure to regular earthquakes, the sculptures of this monastery have crumbled. At present, this monastery is open to everyone from Bhutanese to Lepcha communities. This monastery provides a beautiful view of the great Himalayan range and the Pemayangtse Monastery. The Sangacholing Monastery houses a sacred three hundred year old Buddhist crematorium, which has seen the cremation of Lhatsun Namkha Zigme, after he went in Parinirwana. After this, it has been named as Dhuthoe Silwar Tshar and has become a public Buddhist crematorium.Various accessories are p[reserved in this monastery. 

     

    Darap Subba Village - Darap Subba Village is located 6 km away from Pelling on the way to Yuksum. This palace  in inhabited mainly by people from Limboo Community and a small number of families from mixed communities like Bhutias, Chettris, Tamangs, Rais, Gurungs and Lepchas.

     

    Kaluk - Kaluk is another famous district of Sikkim destination, which is located 26 km from Pelling and is prominently recognised for Bersay Rhadodendron Sanctuary. This area is also known for it’s infinite natural resources and is also considered as a haven for nature lovers. The district is surrounded by small villages consisting of the Lepcha tribes.

     

    Dubdi Monastery - Dubdi Monastery also commonly called as the Yuksum Monastery is another Buddhist pilgrim centre located in the Tibetan Buddhism of the Nyingma Sect, close to Yuksum. This monastery was constructed in the year 1701 and is also named as Hermit's cell based on it’s founder Lhatsun Namkha Jigme. From Yuksum it takes about an hour's walk to reach the monastery, which lies on top of a hill. Dubdi Monastery is considered very pivotal to the history of Sikkim.  Lhetsum Chenpo along with his two associate lamas is said to be the founder of the Sikkim state at Yuksum during the 17th century. Till today, Lhetsum Chenpo green statue is placed in this monastery.

     

    Mayong - Mayong in Assamese district is located about 20 km from Pelling. Situated on the banks of Brahmaputra River, this town is approximately 40 km from Guwahati. This district was once known for it’s supernatural stories and black magic. It was said to be the Indian capital of black magic and witchcraft during the ancient medieval times. The Mayong district is included in various mythological epic books; one of them being the Mahabharat.  Mayong central museum and emporium is home to various archaeological artefacts found during the year while some are yet to be discovered.

     

    Khangchendzonga National Park - 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. Wild animals such as snow leopards, Himalayan black bears, Tibetan antelopes, wild asses, barking deer, musk deer, flying squirrels and red pandas are among a few that can be found in the forest. There is a variety of flora that can also be seen in this park, including oaks, fir, birch, maple and willow. Many trekking routes start from Yuksum and end at this park. Entry to the park to   remains restricted; however tourists can get permits from the Wildlife Education and Interpretation Centre at Yuksum to enter the premises.  The best time to visit the Khanchenjunga National Park is during the month of April and May.

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