Pelling is one of the top hot spots and destinations in Sikkim. Pelling is located in west Sikkim and it is a major tourist place in west Sikkim. Most of the tourists keep Pelling in the itinerary and trip plan of Sikkim. The mountains in west Sikkim are green and not as rough as east or north Sikkim. The scenic beauty all around is just awesome. The view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga from Pelling is breath taking. There is some major waterfalls and many must visit places in and around Pelling.
The pleasant little town of Pelling is famous for magnificent views of the snow-capped Kanchenjunga range, the third highest peak in the world. Pelling is about 130 km away from Siliguri and 115km from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, and is well connected by bus and jeep services. The Placid town pulls most of the visitors for its representative status in history, nature and culture of the state of Sikkim.
Situated at an altitude of 6,800 ft, Pelling offers good view of the entire Kanchenjunga mountain range including Koktang, Kumbhakaran (Jannu), Rathong, Kabru, Kabru Dome, Kanchenjunga, Pandim, Siniolchu and others. This is as close as you can get to the Kanchenjunga range without leaving the material comfort of good hotels. Due to its advantageous location, many hotels and lodges have come up in and around Pelling catering to varied tastes and budgets.