Banjhakri Waterfalls & Energy Park, Gangtok - Timings, Swimming, Entry Fee, Best Season to Visit

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Distance (From Gangtok SNT Bus Station): 7 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: On Ranka Road

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 7 km from Gangtok SNT Bus Station, Banjhakri Waterfalls is a scenic waterfalls located inside a landscaped park in Gangtok. Situated near Ranka Monastery, it is one of the most visited tourist places in Gangtok and among the best waterfalls to visit in Sikkim Tourism.

Banjhakri Waterfall is a natural waterfall cascades down from a height of about 70 feet. The lush green surroundings of the waterfalls make it more beautiful and alluring. The word 'Banjhakri' means woodland shaman. According to legend, the ethnic tribes of Sikkim have a lot of faith in their local occults called Jhakris who have healing and magical powers and can influence the spirits to bring about good and evil.

Spread over an area of 2 acres, Banjhakri Energy Park has been built near the falls. Also known as Energy Park, the gardens have been beautifully landscaped around the waterfalls and the place is further adorned with several statues of Banjhakri, Lyam Lymay, Mangpas and Lepcha ancestors. The star attraction of the place is the foot bridge built over the water stream and a dragon splash which adds to the excitement and fun.

One can also make a quick visit to the Ranka Monastery as this place lies on the route to the falls. The place is perfect for enjoying a walk and spending some time amid tranquility with friends and family. The best time to visit the falls is between the month of October and February.

Timings: 9 AM - 6 PM

Entry Fee: Rs.50 per person