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Written by Kajani Shivam on November 16, 2022 Share on

Pelling Skywalk – India’s First Glass Skywalk!

Have you ever heard about the first glass skywalk in India? Haven’t heard about it? Well, brace yourself and get ready to virtually visit the first glass skywalk of India. Pelling Skywalk is nestled at an altitude of 7,200 feet above the sea level along with the fourth tallest statue of Chenrezig. Sounds amazing, right? Well, keep reading… The Skywalk was inaugurated in November 2018 and since then it has flourished to become one of the famous tourist attractions in India. Excited to know more? Have a read and find out everything about Pelling Skywalk.

Table of Contents

1. Location of Pelling Skywalk
2. How to reach Pelling?
3. Best time to visit Pelling Skywalk
4. Pelling Skywalk
5. Chenrezig Statue
6. Skywalk Timings
7. Entry Fee
8. Nearby Attractions

Location of Pelling Skywalk

A click of Pelling
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The stunning Pelling Skywalk is located in Pelling. Pelling is a little town in the Northeast state of Sikkim. This picturesque little town is blessed with scenic beauty, rich cultural heritage, mesmerizing hills, gushing waterfalls, calm lakes, shopping areas and many more. In addition, you can have a breathtaking view of Mount Kanchenjunga in Pelling. Mesmerizing, right? The whole place will make you speechless with its beauty.

How to reach Pelling?

Reaching Pelling might be difficult as this town doesn’t have a railway station or airport nearby. Not to worry! Let me introduce the easiest way to reach Pelling. You can reach Geyzing which is the largest town in the district. Upon your arrival at Geyzing, you can take a bus or a cab and move to Pelling. This takes around 6 hours. This way is one of the easiest ways and is also a budget-friendly way to reach this town. If not, you can also rent a car from Siliguri and drive towards Pelling which will take you around 4 hours. In addition, to make your journey more interesting, you can also choose road trip options.

Best time to visit Pelling Skywalk

The best time to visit Pelling Skywalk would be from February to July. The atmosphere is quite favourable during these months to visit this place. Also, make sure you book your stay in advance to avoid last-minute hassles.

Pelling Skywalk

Pelling Skywalk
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Your visit to Pelling won’t be a complete one without visiting India’s first skywalk area. The Pelling Skywalk is a transparent structure which is made of glass. Also, we cant avoid looking down through those transparent glasses, right? Trust me, the moment you step in the glass skywalk, it’s completely magical and thrilling. Well, this feeling can only be felt by going there in person. So, make sure you experience this feel by visiting this stunning skywalk.

Interestingly, it is located adjacent to the gigantic Chenrezig statue which makes it more special. You will be able to see the 137 feet statue of Chenrezig and the long elevated stairs with prayer wheels on both sides. Awesome, huh? Also, do not miss to capture some amazing clicks of this place. And get ready to witness some amazing views from this place. Also, make sure you reach the place early to escape from the crowd.

Chenrezig Statue

To begin with, Chenrezig is a manifestation representing all of Buddha’s compassion. One who looks with an unwavering eye – This is the exact meaning of Chenrezig. People believe that visiting this place can give them the blessing of Buddha. Also, you will find thousands of people visiting this place every year. You have to climb several stairs to reach the Chenrezig Statue. Once you have reached the top, you will be able to see monks chanting prayers, lakes, prayer wheels, skywalk, breathtaking scenic views and many more. Trust me, the view from the top is unbelievable! Join the monks and start with the prayers.

Once you are done with praying, have a look around the place. You will be awestruck with its stunning architecture. You will appreciate every tiny detail put on this magnificent statue. Also, make sure you click some amazing clicks of the statue. In addition, you will find a way which will take you to the top floor of the structure and on the way, you will be able to see some paintings which depict the life of Chenrezig.

Skywalk Timings

The opening hours of Pelling Skywalk is from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Entry Fee

  • Indian Citizens – 20 INR
  • Foreigners – 50 INR

Even though being India’s first glass skywalk, the entry fee is reasonable and affordable to most of the people. Agreed?

Nearby Attractions

Interestingly, you will find many places to visit nearby the Pelling Skywalk. So, make sure you have a look at these places too.

  • Sanga Choeling Monastery
  • Khecheopalri Lake
  • Rabdentse Ruins

1. Sanga Choeling Monastery

Sanga Choeling Monastery
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This monastery was built in 1642 & is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim. Interestingly, the route to this monastery takes you through the rich forest and hilly terrain. Many choose to reach Sanga Choeling Monastery by trekking as the route is one of the best routes for trekking. Inside the Sanga Choeling Monastery, you will find some Buddhist paintings, sculptures of Buddha, and many more. Interesting, right? So, make sure you add this place in your Pelling itinerary for a peaceful experience.

2. Khecheopalri Lake

Khecheopalri Lake
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This is a lovely lake near the Pelling Skywalk which is beautifully surrounded by lush green trees. Khecheopalri Lake is a holy place for Buddhists and Hindus. As this place is considered to be a holy place, fishing and bathing are not allowed here. You can also trek up to the hill for some great views.

3. Rabdentse Ruins

Rabdentse Ruins
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The Rabdentse Ruins was declared as a National monument by the Archaeological Survey of India and is one of the must-visit places in Pelling. This place is a blend of history and brilliant views and was built in the 17th century. Love history? You can’t skip this place from your Pelling itinerary. This place is open for visitors from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Also, never miss visiting the Pemayangtse Monastery which can be found near the Rabdentse Ruins.

Well, how was Pelling Skywalk? Amazing, right? Visit this place in Sikkim and get ready to walk on the glass skywalk. Wondering how to plan your vacation? Well, just head to Pickyourtrail website and check on the travel packages. Cool, huh? In addition, make sure you download the Pickyourtrail app to get complete support throughout your vacation. Quickly start planning with Pickyourtrail for a memorable vacation!!

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