Pelling , Sikkim, India

Check out Viewpoint for spectacular views! Pelling’s raison d’être is its stride-stopping, jaw-dropping view of Khangchendzonga at dawn (weather permitting, that is). It’s otherwise a fairly nondescript town, with a 2km stretch of boxed-out tourist hotels that line its main thoroughfare, frequented by hordes of local tourists through the year.

Pelling is nominally divided into Upper, Middle and Lower areas. A focal point of Upper Pelling is a small roundabout where the main road from Geyzing turns 360 degrees in front of Hotel Garuda. At the same point, minor roads branch south to Dentam and southwest to the tourist office and the helipad, which has magnificent panoramic views at dawn.

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