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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular festivals and events hosted in Pelling?

Rupali Khanna DEC 10 2012
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The dazzling town of Pelling is bestowed with a slow paced lifestyle. With a simple culture, age old traditions and customs, the hamlet is cocooned away in serenity and peace. This lazy town takes on a different aura during events and festivals. With small events taking place annually according to the Buddhist calendar, the town is enveloped in much enthusiasm and fervour.
If you are travelling to Pelling during any of the festivals, you are in for a pleasant surprise as this otherwise quiet town is filled with celebratory energy and chaos.

Besides the festivals celebrated in sync with the Buddhist calendar, the most popular festival in Pelling is the Khangchendzonga Festival. The festival celebrated from the 24th of December to the 26th is a fun filled affair with umpteen adventure activities includes traditional sports. From rafting to kayaking, from rappelling to mountain biking, nature enthusiasts and adventure freaks are definitely on to a great time. If adventure is not on your mind, you can enjoy the myriad stalls displaying traditional artifacts, shawls and other delights for energetic shoppers.
The festival sees people from all over the country as the event promises intriguing insights into the culture of the town along with a close tryst with nature.

If you happen to be in Pelling during this time, be ready for a dash of thrill in your peaceful holiday. Seen in a different light, the city will enthral you. Yes, marking your calendars already, are we?

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