Pelling is 73 kms. from Darjeeling and 115 km from the state capital Gangtok
Pelling is a town in the district of West Sikkim, India. Pelling is nestled at an altitude of 2,150 m (7,200 feet). The town is located at a distance of 10 km from the district headquarters of Geyzing. A regular bus service connects the two towns. The Himalayas and the Kanchenjunga may be viewed at close quarters from Pelling. 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. The nearest airport is Bagdogra airport.
Most of the people of Pelling are Buddhists and speak the Sikkimese language. Other languages spoken are Nepali, Hindi, and English.
The nearest airport is Bagdogra airport. (140kms.)
Nearest Railway station
The nearest Railway station New Jalpaiguri (NJP) (137kms.)
The best time to visit Pelling is from September to May, the winter season and the onset of summers
April, May and June are the summer months. Weather during this time is pleasant with average temperature around 15 to 20 centigrade.
July to September is the rainy season, and it rains quite heavily here.
October – November The weather around this time is similar to the Summer months. But visibility is better with great views of the mountain range available during most of the days. December – March are the cooler months with temperature going below 10 degree.