Ban Jhakri Water Falls is a beautiful waterfall located about 1okms away from Gangtok towards the famous Ranka monastery. Surrounded by green landscape, the waterfall is higher than Bhaktang falls and offers a picturesque view. The place is often crowded with tourists and and highly recommended if you are looking for a good walk in lush nature. It has a park and a lush green garden highlighting the aspects Shaman culture and Sikkimese architecture. Some interesting things you can do at Ban Jhakri Water Falls are:

  • paragliding –  at about 3,000 INR/head you can enjoy a good 3o mins flight
  • traditional attire – get to wear the traditional attire and capture it in a photograph
  • food – enjoy some great tea and snacks from the roadside stalls

Things to carry to Ban Jhakri Water Falls:

  • extra clothes and towels as you’ll tend to get wet in the drizzling water coming off from the falls
  • DSLR or smartphone to capture the picturesque views
  • selfie stick to take gorgeous selfies so that you can show it to your friends and families
  • buy some nice souvenirs from the gift shop inside the park


Photo credit: Indrajitdas via wikipedia