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Pelling : Overview
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Area Size :  N/A Sq. Km.   Population :  N/A Millions.  
Popular Languages :  Sikkimese, Nepali, Hindi and English  
Pelling - Ravangla Yuksom > Pelling

Pelling is a town in the district of West Sikkim, India. Pelling is nestled at an altitude of 2,150.The town is located at a distance of 10 km from the district headquarters of Geyzing. A regular bus service connects the two towns. However with the influx of tourists, the region is undergoing a metamorphosis, with the roads being repaired and hotels being set up.

The mighty Himalayas and the Kanchenjanga may be viewed at close quarters from Pelling. Pelling also forms the base from where trekkers and other peripatetic adventurers undertake the strenuous and arduous treks in West Sikkim. The land around Pelling is still a virgin territory and is bathed with alpine vegetation, with numerous waterfalls lining the hillside. In the months of winter, Pelling is sometimes covered with a blanket of snow.

Pelling is 115 km from the state capital Gangtok and about 135 km from Siliguri, the nearest railhead and airport. Regular jeeps connect Pelling to the towns of Jorethang, Kalimpong and Namchi. The nearest airport is Bagdogra airport.

Most of the people of Pelling are Buddhists and speak the Sikkimese language. The other languages spoken are Nepali, Hindi, and English.

Pelling is famous for the majestic view of the magnificent Mount Kanchenjangha. It also affords a panoramic view of other snow-capped Himalayan peaks.


Mid- February To May end & Mid - September To December

How to Reach Pelling by Air Transport

The nearest airport from Pelling is Bagdogra airport which is at a distance of 154 kms if traveled by road. The airport at Gangtok is also close to Pelling. This airport is at a distance of 89 kms when traveled by road.

How to Reach Pelling by Railways

Jalpaiguri has the railway station that is closest to Pelling. You have to cover the distance of about 187 kms by road in order to reach here. Siliguri also has railway station to provide transport to Pelling. Distance of 139 kms has to be covered to reach Siliguri from Pelling. Usually the trains come into Siliguri or New Jalpaiguri. From any of these two stations, tourists may carry on to Pelling by Toy-Train. Tourists have the options of Limo Van or bus or taxi or Land Rover in order to reach Pelling.

How to Reach Pelling by Road Transport

All weather metalled roads are linked from Pelling Siliguri, Gangtok, Kalimpong and the like. Pelling is well linked by bus and jeep services. 

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