A visit to the sacred Khecheopalri Lake in Pelling

Khecheopalri Lake is a sacred pilgrimage site in Pelling, considered holy by both Buddhists and Hindus. Here, you can explore the praying flags that flutter in the wind and also explore the enchanting sounds of bells ring one after the other. This spiritual place is believed to fulfill one’s wishes. It is the perfect place for nature lovers and trekkers. There are various trekking points in this lake. If you prefer camping overnight and lodging facilities at this place, you will get everything as per as your choice.

Siliguri is the main networking center of North Bengal. It connects hill stations & destinations like Dooars, Sikkim, Darjeeling & Bhutan to the nearest airport, Bagdogra Airport. Once you land at the airport, you need to reach the nearest hotel that is designated in your itinerary. Therefore, you need to get in touch with a reliable travel Agency in Siliguri that offers hassle-free pick & drop services to & from the airport.

Access to Pelling:

By air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport at a distance of 160 km and this airport is connected to many cities such as Delhi, Kolkata etc.  From Bagdogra Airport, you can hire a cab or board shared taxi to reach Pelling.

By rail: New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is the nearest railhead at a distance 152km from Pelling. From the railway station, you will get hired taxi or shared cabs up to Pelling.

By road: You can also reach Pelling by booking a private car or by private bus.

The distance from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station to Pelling – 130 Km

About Khecheopalri Lake:

Today, this lake is one of the wonders of nature as it was formed by the force of ancient glaciers and took some 3500 years. The lake almost looks like a volcano pit with thickly wooded hills on all sides. Serene small villages, as well as many guest houses, are scattered around the lake. The lake covers a total area of 3.79 hectares. The name of Khecheopalri also pronounced as ‘Catch-a-Perry’, means ‘the Heaven of Padmasambhava.’

Buddhist and Muslims came here to fulfill their wishes. They believe wishes made here too come true. It is also believed that the water of the lake possesses curative properties. The most interesting thing about the lake is that there were no leaves on the water, even though it is surrounded by forest. It is believed that birds do the arduous job of removing leaves from the lake.


Distance from Pelling: 34 km

Elevation: 1700m

Best Time to Visit: March to May is the best time to visit this lake when the weather is very pleasant.

Entry Fee: Free

Opening Hours: 6 am to 6 pm (every day)

Activities: The main activity to do in this place is Trekking.

Eastern Meadows Tours is the Best Travel Agency in Siliguri which provides budget-friendly taxi services within the ranges of INR 250 – 300 rupees, made available throughout the year and all seasons. After landing in the Bagdogra Airport, you can simply book a private car or cab from our travel agency to visit the sacred Khecheopalri Lake.