How To Reach Pelling

Pelling- The Destination Birth A Visit

Pelling is a sparkling jewel of Sikkim when it comes to tourism. It is a beautiful town known for amazing tourist attractions of Sikkim. Located at an altitude of 2,150 m offering breath-taking views of mighty Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountains in the world and the legendary Himalayas. Other major attractions of Pelling include greenery, amazing Buddhist monasteries and the ruins of the 17th-century Rabdentse Palace. This lovely town also serves as the base for several adventurous treks. The surroundings of Pelling is covered with alpine vegetation and also has several waterfalls. In winter, sometimes Pelling gets enveloped in snow which makes it look all the more charming.

Reach Pelling By Air

The nearest airport from Pelling is Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal which is around 160 kilometers from it. This airport offers regular flights to and from several major cities of India such as Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkata. From the airport, you can travel to Pelling in a private taxi. Shared taxis are also available.

Pelling is located 131 km from Gangtok and the most convenient way to reach Pelling is to first come to Gangtok and then from there drive down to Pelling. Gangtok is the nearest town of Sikkim from Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal, around 125 km.

The good news is that Sikkim has now got its own airport- Pakyong Airport, which will directly connect it with the major cities of India once it’s fully operational. The airport is located in Pakyong village which is around 35 km from south of Gangtok. It is the first airport of Sikkim located at an altitude of 4,590 ft and is one of the highest altitude airports in India. Once it is operational you can easily reach Gangtok in less time.

Reach Pelling By Train

The nearest railway station to Pelling is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station in Siliguri, West Bengal. It is around 136 km from Pelling. The railway station is well connected to major cities of India such as Kolkata, Mumbai, and Delhi. Private taxis are available at the airport. For shared taxis, head to Siliguri which is 6 kilometers away.

Pelling is located 131 km from Gangtok and the most convenient way to reach Pelling is to first come to Gangtok and then from there drive down to Pelling.

Reach Pelling By Road

All the major cities and towns in the Sikkim region are easily connected to Pelling by road. Pelling is well connected with cities like Darjeeling, Siliguri, and Gangtok. The road from Siliguri to Pelling is quite steep and hence it would be better if you hire a private taxi rather than using a public transport like a bus. Shared taxis are also available.

Pelling is located 131 km from Gangtok and the most convenient way to reach Pelling is to first come to Gangtok and then from there drive down to Pelling.

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