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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What is the history and culture of Pelling?

Nitin Gurha DEC 10 2012
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This hilly hamlet is surrounded by immense natural beauty. Breathtaking and mesmerising, away from the chaos of cities, this slow paced town instantly takes you to another place. Inhabited by the Limboo tribe, Pelling has its own unique culture, traditions and customs. Influenced by the Buddhist way of living, the small village like community of Pelling is slowly discovering the scope of growing tourism in the city.

The history of the town is shrouded in mystery with a strong influence of Buddhism. It is believed that in 1641, the first consecration of the Chogyal dynasty was laid in Sikkim by three Lama Scholars. With two of the most significant monasteries of Sikkim in Pelling, the town is considered immensely important in the Buddhist pilgrimage circuit.

Way of life
The slow paced lifestyle in this little town is complemented by its simple and naive people. With the growing tourism in Pelling, the people are opening up to new means of livelihood besides the traditional occupation of subsistence farming.
The majestic views of Mount Kanchenjunga have made this serene town a popular holiday getaway. Pelling is almost surreal in comparison to the concrete jungles cities have become. Enchanting and captivating, the hamlet has tourists raving and marveling at the natural wonders it offers. From adventure buffs to nature freaks, from excited tourists to lone travellers, Pelling has something special for everyone.

With some fantastic places to visit in Pelling this splendid town for a dose of peace, tranquility or a strong dose of thrilling adventure. Leave the mayhem of cities behind and pamper yourself a rejuvenating retreat.

The nearest railway station is in Darjeeling. You can check the

online train ticket booking page on ixigo to find about the best trains.

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