Half an hour from the beautiful hill station of Pelling in Sikkim, Kanchenjunga falls is a perennial waterfall that is one of the major tourist attractions in the region. It is believed that the pristine waterfall originates high up in the glaciers of Mount Kanchenjunga.
Being hidden due to thick forest cover, the Kanchenjunga falls were not known to people and remained untouched till the 90s. It only came into the limelight, when a local tour operator accidentally discovered it.
Noted for its mesmerizing beauty and grandeur, the Kanchenjunga falls near Pelling serves as a perfect picnic spot to be traveled with family or friends. For the convenience of visitors, certain infrastructural changes have been made at the very spot. This include setting up of small cafes and stalls in the vicinity of these wonderful falls.
Kanchenjunga Falls Timings and Entry Fees
You can visit Kanchenjunga Falls anytime between 8 am to 5 pm at a nominal fee of INR 20. If you want to indulge in rope sliding, it will cost you INR 100.
Best time to visit Kanchenjunga Falls
Just when the monsoon season ends i.e. in October, it is the best time to visit Kanchenjunga Falls. At this time, the waterfall gushes in all its glory and you can see the lush greenery all around against the rocks. You can treat your eyes to the perennial nature of the waterfall and enjoy a peaceful time in nature. In the summer months, it will be a huge respite from the hot weather.
How to reach Kanchenjunga Falls
This waterfall is located in the town of Pelling and is just an hour away via Pelling-Rimbi Road. Kanchenjunga Falls is also a 5-hour drive away from Gangtok. From Yuksom, Kanchenjunga falls is located around 8 km away. You can take a taxi to this waterfall and enjoy a peaceful walk in nature. Once you reach, a stone staircase of around 50 steps will take you to Kanchenjunga Falls.