The tiny state of Sikkim is filled with wonders of Mother Earth. Tucked away in the Himalayas, it has some of the best scenic spots in India. Magnificent passes, spectacular lakes and views of some of the highest peaks in the world make it a place worth visit. To top it all, there are some breathtaking waterfalls here.
1. Kanchenjungha Falls
The Kanchenjungha is the third highest peak in the world and the highest in India. It is located on the border of India and Nepal in Sikkim. Gorgeous views of the Kanchenjunga are not the only treat here; the Kanchenjunga Falls that originate from Mt. Kanchenjunga is a splendid waterfall. Located close to Pelling, the falls, surrounded by a thick forest, is a perennial one, which means that it can be seen gushing throughout the year, without freezing. It is a popular spot for day trips. One can reach the viewpoint here by a half an hour drive from Pelling.
2. Banjhakri Falls
One will come across these falls on the way to Ranka monastery from Gangtok. The falls start from a height of 40 metres and falls with full force over the rocky terrain. The name comes from ‘Ban’ which means forest and ‘jhakri’ which means traditional healers. Ban Jhakri is said to be a man with healing powers who resides in the forests here. Nearby is an energy park which also attracts a lot of tourists nowadays. It has beautiful gardens and statues of ethnic cultures like Lepcha and Mangpas. The park has solar power generated activities for the public. It is located 12 km from Gangtok.
3. Bakthang Falls
Bakthang Falls are located only about 3km from the capital city Gangtok. It can be seen from the roadside, hence easily accessible. It is in North Sikkim, very close to the Tashi View Point. The falls start from Ratey Chu, which is the main water supplying river in the city Gangtok. The waterfalls are quite wide and that makes it even more spectacular. One can experience an adrenalin