Located at an altitude of 6,800 feet, Pelling is popular for its panoramic view of Mount Kangchenjunga. Due to its location advantage, the region has become one of the most visited tourist places of Sikkim. Pelling is known for housing one of the oldest monasteries namely Dubdi Monastery which is located on a hilltop. This monastery was established after the consecration of the 1st Chogyal of Sikkim, Phuntsog Namgyal, in 1641 A.D.
Besides various monasteries, Pelling is also famous for Khecheopalri Lake. The locals of this region believe that this Lake possesses the powers of wish fulfillment. A holy dip in the lake can fulfill all your wishes.
Well connected by rail, road and air network, the nearest airport to the city is Bagdogra in West Bengal around 146 km from it. Regular flights are available to and from all the major cities like Delhi and Kolkata. The nearest railhead to Pelling is New Jalpaiguri, at 147 km from the city. Regular buses and taxis ply abundantly from here for other parts of the state and for the interiors of the city both.