Here are signs of the antique capital of Sikkim, some of which have been restored with government funding that are really beautiful and well worth a visit during your Sikkim tour. One of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim, is in Pelling. The monastery, counted amongst one of the major tourist attractions in Pemayangtse, stands tall, at 6840 ft, and describes a story of religion and faith that runs through the blood of pure monks. The monastery stores some of the very old antique idols, scriptures and sculptures that draw every spiritually motivated pilgrim to this sacred land. Other popular tourist attractions in Pemayangtse comprise of the ruins of Rabdentse palace, successfully representing the charm and richness of culture that once existed in this land. How to Reach: By Air :- Bagdogra (in West Bengal) is the adjacent airport. Regular flights and helicopter services are available to Gangtok, from Bagdogra. By Rail :- Siliguri (114 km) is the nearest station, New Jalpaiguri (125 km) is also a good connecting point to reach Pelling. Road :- Road network is good in Pemayantse which is well connected to the capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok. City Info: The Pemayantse town houses one of the oldest monasteries, with the same name, Pemayangtse, and has become a popular destination for the Buddhist pilgrims, especially the Tibetans. A tour to Pemayangtse will make you realize that India is in true sense a diversified country. The landscapes are, in a way, quite vibrant. The beautiful place is dotted with colorful flags, the green surroundings and simple cultured people that make Pemayangtse a virtual heaven on earth.