PLACES TO SEE
Pelling is really a god's masterpiece creation that is abundantly blessed with rich nature and wonderful scenic and soothing surrounding that would keep you wishing, if you could live here forever. Let us look at few other places to see inside Pelling:
It is one of the historic monasteries that Pelling is famous for. It is a Buddhist shrine located in a peaceful environment of Pelling. You can find several Buddhist devotees coming here to worship and to attain the peace that this place is said to radiate. The monastery was built in the year 1705 and is managed by the Nyingma sect of Tibet Buddhism. The architecture and the statue of Padmasambhava and his two disciples here are an example of extraordinary Buddhist art.
It is another magnificent beautiful location in the vicinity of Pelling. The town is rich in monasteries and biodiversity wealth that nature has abundantly provided here. Besides religious visits, this place also provides adventure activities like rock climbing, hiking, rappelling and some other adventure opportunities that can be done here. The serene beauty here is enough to mesmerize you and provide a good leisure time with unfo0rgettable memories. Yuksom is also very popular for trekking activities and the most popular among them is the Yuksom-Dzongri trek along the Rathong Chu river.
It is one of the most crucial historic monasteries that is also very old and is also a heritage site, popular among Buddhist followers. The monastery is situated in the most peaceful and silence is the only noise that you will hear besides the magical chanting of prayers. It was constructed in the year 1697 by Gyalwa Lhatsum, a follower of the Nyingmapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery also flaunts excellent paintings, statues, and sculptures that are extraordinarily soothing.
It is a historical site whose secrets are still unclear. The Rabdentse was the second capital of Sikkim which carried on from the year 1670 to 1814 and also has a huge historical significance in the history of Sikkim. The capital was destroyed totally by the invading Gorkhas and all that remains here are the destroyed ruins of buildings and some Chorten that are still evident here. The ruins also provide some of the best sightseeing views that are clearly splendid and an add on while visiting the site. Twenty minutes from here is the popular Pemayangtse Monastery.
It is another gem of a monastery inside Pelling which also falls under the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The Buddhist pilgrimage is famous for the Bumchu festival which is very popular among tourists that plan their travel to see the rich cultural festival. The monastery sits peacefully between the Rangeet and the Rathong River along with a wonderful surrounding to support its beauty. You will find peace and solitude in every corner of the monastery and has several myths that can be explored only when you visit the place in person.