FIVE FACTS | December 15, 2017
Pelling is a town in the district of West Sikkim, India. Pelling is nestled at an altitude of 2,150 m (7,200 feet). The town is located at a distance of 10 km from the district headquarters of Geyzing.
Considered as second smallest state in India here are five lesser known facts about Asia’s second highest bridge
#1. Singshore Bridge, a 198 metre suspension bridge is situated 25 km away from Pelling.
#2. Singshore Bridge is a piece of mechanical marvel done by the engineers that connects two hills. The downward view from the bridge is a mind boggling one with the sight of beautiful waterfalls.
#3. The Singshore Bridge was built 16 years ago by connecting two hills and is situated 25 km away from Pemayangtse Monastery.
#4. Close to the bridge lies the Uttarey village, which falls near the Nepal boundary or commonly called as Chia Bhanjyang. Uttare is a base camp for Singilela Mountain Range trek.
#5. The government of Sikkim is likely to set Bungee jumping activities on the bridge soon making it more attractive for adventure seekers.
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