Photographer's Note

Tensung Namgyal the second Chogyal of Sikkim and son of Phuntsong Namgyal shifted the capital from Yuksom to Rabdantse in late 17th century A.D. The ruins of the ancient capital surrounded by a rubble fortification are scattered over a conspicuous spur within a thickly forested valley on the southwest of Pemayangtse Monastery.

During the time of Tenzing Namgyal who succeeded his father in 1780 A.D., Nepalese forces attacked the capital of Rabdentse when Tenzing Namgyal had to flee to Tibet. After the Sino-Nepal treaty was signed Tsudphud Namgyal, son of Tenzing Namgyal was sent to Sikkim in 1793 A.D. and reinstated as Chogyal. Rabdentse, too close to Nepal border and being unsafe, the capital was shifted to Tumlong.

How to Reach Pelling

Nearest Rail Station: New Jalpaiguri
Nearest Airport: Bagdogra
Nearest Bus Terminas: Siliguri

From all the points mentioned above it takes 4-5 hrs to reach Pelling by road.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Pinakie Kansabanik (pinakie_slg) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 4 N: 126] (861)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-05-26
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-05-30 9:37
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