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Pelling Travel Guide

Pelling is a beautiful town located on the foothills of Mount Kangchenjunga in the state of Sikkim. This high altitude town overlooks the mesmerising views of the whole of Himalayan range and the mighty Kanchenjunga. The must-visit places are Pemayangste Monastery, Sanga Choeling Monastery, Khecheopalri Lake, Rabdentse Ruins, and Kanchenjunga Falls.
Pemayangste Monastery is a beautiful monastery with paintings and delicately carved sculptures. The climate is moderate throughout the year; hence it can be visited at any time of the year. The handcrafted items of wool and bamboo are perfect for taking home as souvenirs. This town has a bag full of activities which include fishing, trekking and bird watching.
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GETTING THERE

How to Reach Pelling
Pelling is a small and beautiful town in the West Sikkim state of India, which is situated at an altitude of 2,150 metres. Known for its scenic beauty and breathtaking sights and spots, it is the second largest tourist spot in the state after Gangtok. There are many eye-catching attractions and places that catch the eyes of the visitors. The major attractions that can be visited include Sangachoeling Monastery, Khecheopalri Lake, Kanchenjunga Falls, Singshore Bridge, Pemayangtse Gompa, etc. Being a budding tourist destination, Pelling is connected to various parts of the country by rail, air and road.
 
 
How to Reach Pelling by Air
 
The nearest airport to Pelling is at Bagdogra, which is 160 kms away from the town. It is connected with all major cities and many flights operate regularly from the airport. Shared cabs and taxis can be hired from the Bagdogra airport to reach Pelling.
 
How to Reach Pelling by Road
 
Pelling can be easily reached by road by state transport buses, private cabs and self-driven cars. It is well connected to Gangtok, Siliguri and Darjeeling and hence can be accessed easily. The facility of shared cabs can also be availed from Sikkim.
 
How to Reach Pelling by Rail
 
Situated at a distance of 52kms, the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is the nearest rail track from where one can take a cab and taxi to reach Pelling. Shared cabs can be hired from Siliguri, which is 6 kms away from the railway station. 

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We need room for 5 adults in Pelling. Please suggest an average cost hotel.
You can try Hotel Karma in Middle Pelling. Reasonable, home-like feeling, Kunchegunha can be seen from hotel window.
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I have Vodafone postpaid and prepaid sim. Is the Vodafone network will work in Pelling?
Dear Sir, Thank you for your query. Yes, Vodafone net work is there at Pelling. Thanks and regards
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Is any government permission/permit required to enter Sikkim? If I carry pan card/voter Id card, will that be sufficient? Actually I have plan to visit Pelling and Ravangla in December end.
Dear Sir, Thank you for your query. Yes, you can carry your voter card, Adhara card while enter to Sikkim. Thanks and regards
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Need hotel room for 2 adults and 2 children with one extra bed. please suggest
Dear Sir, Thank you for your query. You can book Hotel Sonamchen this is only Pure Veg three Star property in Pelling serving guests from all over the world and it is one of the most popular properties in Pelling for vegetarian people. To keep the Indian religious faiths in mind we provide Jain Foods also on request.which is located at upper Pelling near old helipad. Thanks and regards
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I want 4 bedded rooms for 2 days. Can you please suggest me a good hotel?
Dear Sir, Thank you for your query. You can book Hotel Sonamchen this is only Pure Veg three Star property in Pelling serving guests from all over the world and it is one of the most popular properties in Pelling for vegetarian people. To keep the Indian religious faiths in mind we provide Jain Foods also on request.which is located at upper Pelling near old helipad. Thanks and regards
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