How to Reach the Pelling Skywalk:
By Air - The nearest airport, 160km from Pelling, is Bagdogra Airport in WesBengal. Gangtok is the nearest town to Sikkim from Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal, around 125 km. First, land in Gangtok and then drive to Pelling, approximately 130 km from Gangtok. The airport is connected to all major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata by regular flights.
By Train - The nearest railway station to Pelling is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station in Siliguri, West Bengal. After getting down at NJP, one can take a shared cab or a taxi to Pelling. One can also take a cab or taxi from Siliguri city, which is 6 km away from the railway station.
By Road - Pelling is easily accessible by all-weather metalled roads. Pelling is connected to Gangtok, Siliguri, and Darjeeling by road. The road from Siliguri to Pelling is quite steep, so it's advisable to travel by car or Sumo rather than by bus.
The Pelling Skywalk is located at a distance of 7.2km from Pelling city. Continue on Pelling-Dentam Road to reach the destination. One can hire cabs from Pelling city for the entire day and include other destinations.
Or, one can book cabs through tourism agencies. Click here to book your tour to Pelling Skywalk
Timings to Visit Pelling Skywalk:
The best time to visit Pelling Skywalk is from February to July as the atmosphere avoids any weather con(before the Monsoon's onset).
Also, September to early December will offer the perfect view of crisp snow mountains.
The Skywalk is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Entry fees for Adults are 100rs and might take extra charges for parking if you have your vehicle.
Know Before You Go for Pelling Skywalk
1. Avoid consuming heavy food or alcoholic beverages at least one hour before the activity.
2. The activity might be closed in July and August due to rainfall.
3. Plastic bottles are not allowed; you can take thermal bottles.
4. Plastic carry bags are not allowed.
Restaurants around Pelling Skywalk:
There are some local lodges and small food eateries on the way back to Pelling, and if you are heading to Rimbi waterfalls, there are lodges, hotels and restaurants on the Pelling Rimbi Road as well. Some of them are listed below.
Shree Ambe Restuarant - 3km from the SKywalk destination
Raza Rasoi - 2.6km from the Pelling Skywalk on the Rimbi Road
Garuda Lodge and Restuarant - 2.1 km from the Pelling Skywalk on Pelling Helipad Road
Places to explore around the Pelling Skywalk:
After the Skywalk, one can visit the Hingham, Lamaten Lingmoo viewpoint, a 3hr drive, and an utterly offbeat village. The spot is an uphill drive and a sunset point with cemented seats for tourists to enjoy the view.
Or, if you do not want to drive long, you can enjoy the Sunset at the Pelling Sunset Viewpoint.