Pelling is fast growing to be an urban settlement due to tourist influx. Situated at an altitude of 6,800 ft, it offers a good view of the entire mountain ranges and due to this location advantages, many hotels and lodges have mushroomed in and around Pelling offering categories of accommodation facilities. Pelling is supposed to the nearest motorable point to Mt Kanchenjunga.
The nearest airport is at Bagdogra, about 142 km from Pelling and a five hours drive. This airport is well connected with all the Metro Cities of the country.
Bus services can be availed from Siliguri to Pelling from Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus, Siliguri. However, it is more convenient to travel in smaller vehicles which are available on the basis, from near the bus terminus, airport and railway stations.
Nearest railway station to Kalimpong is at Siliguri Junction and New Jalpaiguri near Siliguri. The NJP Railway Station is the hub to connect the Northeast India and mainland of the country. That is why all the major passenger trains pass through this station.