After a very exhausting and fulfilling 10-day Goechala Trek in Sikkim that took me to the base camp at Kanchenjanga, I was not ready to leave this Himalayan paradise. So, I decided to spend some time in the little town of Pelling on my way back, to rest and to explore. This was back in 2012 when Pelling was still a sleepy little town, not the tourist hub it is quickly becoming.
I spent my week lazing in the hotel, looking out to the Kanchenjanga, eating good Sikkimese food cooked by the locals, sketching the landscape and of course, hiking a little more to discover the magnificent past and culture as well as the natural beauty that is abundantly found all around in Pelling.
Here are a few snapshots of my time in Pelling.
Ruins & Rituals in the Clouds- The rewards after an hour of hiking through the ruins of Rabdentse. Khatas being offered for the souls of ancestors. Image Credit: Anahita Suri.
Unfortunately, it was time to leave, with the hope of going back there again to bask in the many natural, historical and cultural wonders.
Author: Anahita Suri, Assistant Professor, School of Fashion Design, Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID)
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