Banjhakri Waterfalls is a great waterfall that you will find in the city of Gangtok and you will face that while you reach the monastery of ranka from the place. It is having a beautiful 100 feet high waterfall with gorgeous sounds and a beautiful lake with a dragon on it. You and your family will enjoy here a lot as you walk along the light forest all around and the beautiful waterfall surrounded with lakes.
Features of the lake
The lake that you will find here is filled with myths and you will get a lady guide inside the area, who will tell you all about those. The lake is man-made and it is supported with paddle boating too. You can enjoy a ride there which will roam about the dragon that lies in the middle of the lake. The waterfall is giant in size and 100 feet tall. Water that you will find in the falls is milky white in complexion and it has some medicinal value too. So, you can even drink a lump of it, where there is no restriction. Photography is allowed within the garden areas and you can enjoy that every well.
How to reach
Banjhakri Waterfalls is only 7 kilometers from the main city of Gangtok and you will face this waterfall as you go to the Ranka Monastery, which is also a place of wonderful heritage and a must to see location. You can get there to the falls separately too, by taking a taxi to the area and enjoy your full morning out there. Outside the waterfall garden at the top of the road, you can find different stalls that will help you to make lunch and will also allow to refresh yourself. The falls are usually covered within the travel map of the place and hence is one of the locations you must not miss in and around the district of East Sikkim. The serenity of the place and the mix of natural and man-made creations will make you happy too. Your family will enjoy the placed mist, especially if you have kids with you.