Banjhakri Falls is one of the most visited tourist spots in Gangtok. Set at a distance of 4 km from the town, this is one of the major tourist attractions in Gangtok and is best known for offering breathtaking sights and a pleasant ambiance. Plunging from a height of 70 ft, Banjhakri Falls promises a day filled with nature, excitement, and tranquility. The lush green surroundings of the Gangtok waterfalls make it more beautiful and alluring. There is a well-maintained park built near the falls, Ban Jhakri Falls Energy Park.
It is believed that the ethnic tribes of Sikkim had a lot of faith in people called Jhakris, who had healing and magical powers. They were thought to have powers to influence the spirits to bring about good and evil. There are a number of sculptures of the Jhakris in the park. The star attraction of Gangtok waterfall is the footbridge built over the water stream and a dragon splash, which adds to the excitement and fun. Banjhakri Falls is located near the famous Ranka Monastery. So, you can also visit the monastery on your visit to the falls. The place is perfect for enjoying a walk and spending time amid tranquility with friends and family.
Here are the details you must know about Banjhakri Falls and Energy Park in Gangtok -
Banjhakri Falls Timings and Entry Fee
You can visit Banjhakri Falls between 8 am to 6 pm. Start the day with a stroll in its peaceful environment and hear the soothing sounds of the flowing water. The entry fee for Banjhakri Falls is INR 50. If you carry a camera, you have to pay extra for photography.
Banjhakri Falls Legend
There are many legends revolving around this waterfall. However, the most famous one depicts that The First Shaman, or Jhakri, possessed all the power to take over all the evil spirits from the Gods. He was also required to pinpoint the suitable boy to train in his forest cave. When the boy finishes training, he also becomes Jhakris and has some of the same power. Their wives, known as Jhakrinis, would eat up the Human beings.
Best time to visit Banjhakri Falls Gangtok
The best time to visit the falls is between October and February as the weather remains comfortable and pleasant for the sightseeing tour and outdoor activities.
How to reach Banjhakri Falls Gangtok
This pristine waterfall is located around 6 km from Gangtok and can be reached by a local taxi. It will be a 30-minute drive. The Energy Park is located on the way to Ranka Village and you can also stop by the park and explore Ranka Monastery.
This is one of the famous falls in Gangtok that lets you reconnect with natural beauty and gives you some wow factors. You can cover these falls and many more attractions by choosing our well-designed Gangtok tour packages. Our tour packages are customizable and allows you to design each day as per your travel preferences.