After the exhaustive tour of the tea garden, Budda Park and Chardham, we were feeling tired and heading towards Pelling. It was 6.00 clock in the evening and we reached there in the Hotel which was already booked online.
The hotel named Sikkim Tourist Centre, Pelling and was very comfortable and the location was good. We have been told that Pelling is a quaint hill station and situated in the beautiful hills of West Sikkim.
It is a popular destination. Thank God for its natural scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage. This is the best place for exploring natural wonders like lakes and waterfalls and to unveiling the secrets of historical ruins.
The evening was cool, and we were out for dinner in a nearby restaurant. It was drizzling that make the weather so cold. After taking rest in the night, we were ready in the early morning for the next destination.
The raining had completely stopped and beautiful morning was ready to welcome us with a scenic view and clear weather.
Our first attraction was a Glass Skywalk.
Pelling Skywalk is the first glass skywalk in India. We were experiencing the adventure of walking on glass skywalks; It had fulfilled our travel dream for this place. That was an amazing long-bridge structure that took us to the giant Chenrezig statue. ‘Chenrezig’ is the depiction of Lord Buddha’s compassion.
The statue is 1137 ft tall and perched amidst the magnificent hilltop. This Skywalk has been built to give a wonderful view of the Chenrezig statue. There were stairs that lead up to the statue , with golden prayer wheels on each side.
The path (bridge floor) is made of transparent glass, which makes the walk really exciting. We enjoyed the splendid views of the lush green valley from the skywalk. We have clicked so many photos for our memories.
There was a canteen, and we enjoyed the coffee and snacks there and after a brief rest, we proceeded to the next attraction that was Kanchenjunga Waterfalls; The fall is suitable for Frolic in the waters with a beautiful view.
After travelling for a one hour drive, we reached the sight of Kanchenjunga Waterfalls. What a beautiful and a stunning waterfall situated in this beautiful hill town of Pelling. It is one of the largest waterfalls in Sikkim and a popular stop in most of the Pelling tours because of their sheer beauty.
The thick woody surroundings and the milky waters made a great backdrop for Perfect picture view! Kanchenjunga Falls is a perennial waterfall.
It is believed that the pristine waterfall originates high up in the glaciers of Mount Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest peak in the world. It gushes down from a height of 100 feet into a pool.
Kanchenjunga falls were not known to people and remained untouched till the 90s. It only came into the limelight when a local tour operator named Topjor Bhutia accidentally discovered it. Today this spot becomes one of the leading tourist spots in West Sikkim.
We had to climb around 50 steps from the road-side to reach the falls. We spent an hour there and enjoyed the amazing view. No wonder it was one of the top places we had visited in Sikkim. That was a wonderful vacation filled with sweet memories and smiles on our face .
We had also seen there an adventure-junkies’ events. Yes, we got an opportunity of rope sliding there. We paid the entry fee of Rs. 100 and enjoyed the thrilled packed event there. Now our next attraction was Sangacholing Monastery,
This Monastery is situated on a ridge above Pelling and the famous Pemayangtse Monastery. It was built in 1697 A.D., and considered being one of the oldest monasteries in the State. In order to reach this Monastery, we had spent about 40 minutes walking up the steep hill slope which leads through rich forest covers.
This is a renowned Buddhist shrine located in Pelling, Sikkim. This monastery is a seventeenth-century shrine that was built by Lama Lhatsun Chempo. All rituals in this monastery are followed according to the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, and it is a major religious site for the followers of Buddhism in Pelling.
There was lunch-time, and we found a canteen there in the monastery. We took lunch there and then proceeded to the next attraction, which was Darap village.
Darap Subba Village
Darap Village is a humble abode treasured amidst the lofty mountains. We found Darap Subba Village to be a beautiful place suited to spend some quality time with nature. A small settlement of Limboo Community occupied the village. It was soothing to see the calming ambiance, the wide rolling ranch and paddy fields .
Being an Agriculture graduate, I had an interest to know about crop they grow. We had seen a beautiful paddy field , few plantations of millet, cardamom, and corn . They cultivate their crop with great labour. As these were rainfed crop but they have blessings of God with sufficient rainfall there.
Darap Village also houses other communities, such as the Gurungs, Bhutias, Tamangs, Chettris and Rais. We had enjoyed the panoramic views of the snow – capped mountains and terrace fields.
Yes, that was a breathtaking sight to remember . This is all about for today . Please follow for the next attraction. Stay happy and travel with me.
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