West Sikkim is the home to Sikkim’s two previous capitals, Yuksam and Rabdentse respectively. It exhibits a welcome dose of tranquillity while keeping intact its monarchical charm.
RABDENTSE PALACE RUINS
This was the second capital of the erstwhile Kingdom after Yuksam and till the year 1814 A.D., the King of Sikkim ruled from this place. The palace ruins have been reconstructed for the visitors for a memorable experience and it is looked after by Archeological Survey of India
With a span of 198m and 220m in depth, located in the mid-way to Uttarey from Dentam, Singshore Bridge is the 2nd highest Suspension bridge in Asia, and first ot its kind in Sikkim.
Situated at a distance of 25 kms. from Pelling, it is considered to be one of the sacred lakes of the State both by the Buddhist and the Hindus. The Lake remains hidden under the rich forest cover.
After an hour and a half drive from Pelling, one comes across Khangchendzonga Twin Water Falls known for its breathtaking beauty and grandeur.
The Do-Drul Chorten or Stupa was built by the Venerable TThis ancient monastery belonging to the Nyingmapa Sect has been considered as one of the premier monasteries in the State. It was the entrusted with the task to perform all religious functions for the erstwhile monarch.
It is located at a distance of only 10 Kms from Pelling, Changey Waterfall is a splendid place to visit. The waterfall is very popular among tourists visiting Pelling, West Sikkim.
About 12kms away from Pelling and about 5kms further down from Darap village is Rimbi River Bank which falls on the way to Khecheopalri and Yuksam where the main attractions are the river, water falls, oldest Hydel power station, Sewaro rock garden and the village.
Dentam is a scenic village located 10 km from Varsey in West Sikkim District. It lies at an elevation of around 1,500 m. Dentam commands a constant view of the Kanchenjunga. The entire area is surrounded by forest of rhododendrons.
This monastery is situated on a ridge above Pelling facing the Pemayangtse Monastery. Built in 1697 A.D. it is considered to be one of the oldest monasteries of the State.