The state of Sikkim is located in northeastern India and it is known for its mountainous landscape ,nestling in the Himalayan foothills. There are numerous attractive places to visit in Sikkim in that one of the picturesque places to mesmerize you Sikkim waterfalls. It is a place worth visiting, because of its magnificent passes, gorgeous lakes, and vistas of some of the world's highest peaks. On the desolate lands of Gangtok and the outer portions of Sikkim, one may easily find serene, calm and untroubled places. The Banjhakri Waterfalls and Energy Park, located near Gangtok, is a tourist attraction and recreation centre. Here some of the famous waterfalls in Sikkim are listed below


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Famous waterfalls in Sikkim

Kanchenjunga Waterfall

Kanchenjunga falls, located near the bustling town of Pelling in the state of Sikkim, is one of the most magnificent waterfalls in sikkim.  Kanchenjunga waterfalls Sikkim is one of the largest and among the prime pelling tourist places. Kanchenjunga falls is a perennial waterfall located about an hour from pelling in the direction of yuksom. In the glaciers of Mount Kanchenjunga it is believed that the pristine waterfall originates high up, in the world the 3rd highest peak . From a height of 100 feet into a peel it gushes down. Kanchenjunga waterfalls sikkim was unknown to the people and remained so until the 90s. This location is now one of west Sikkim's most renowned tourist spots. With family and friends the waterfalls serves as a perfect picnic spot and it is known for its splendid beauty and glory. For thrill-seeking adventurers , there is an option for rope sliding. Kanchenjunga waterfalls in Sikkim can be visited anytime. The best time to visit the Kanchenjunga falls is after the monsoon season.

Entry Fee: Per person Rs. 20 and For Rope Sliding Rs. 100

Timing: 8 AM - 5 PM

Banjhakri Waterfalls

One of the major tourist attractions near Gangtok is Banjhakri waterfalls. To the locals and travelers it is a beautiful sight offering immense peace. The waterfall cascades down with great force from a rocky height  of around 40 feet. The main attraction for tourists near the banjhakri falls is the energy park. For the tourists apart from recreation places this park also has a swimming pool. Banjkari, bana means jungle and jhakri means healer are made up of two words. A banjhakri is a person with supernatural powers who still worships spirits in these forests and caves, according to nepali tradition. A great destination to visit for a vacation is banjhakri waterfalls gangtok. If you are in Gangtok do visit the Banjhakri waterfalls. The best time to visit the banjhakri waterfalls is after the end of the monsoon season and it falls between the months of October and February.

Entry Fee: Per person Rs. 50

Timing: 8 AM - 6 PM 

Seven Sisters Waterfall

The seven sisters waterfall is located on the lachung highway in gangtok, sikkim capital. The seven different waterfalls elegantly aligned sideways on a huge rugged cliff appear distinct when viewed from a distance. It becomes a must-see spot in Gangtok during the rains, when the falls burst into life and provide an awe-inspiring spectacle. It would primarily provide the visitors largely with a panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga mountains rugged cliffs. The picturesque beauty of the fall makes it a popular tourist destination for relaxation and rejuvenation. Visitors are enticed into a long photography session by the prismatic view of the setting sun. For families with kids, seven Sisters waterfalls is also an ideal picnic spot. The best time to visit the seven sister waterfalls is during the monsoon and it falls between the months of May to july. seven sisters waterfall is one of the famous waterfalls in sikkim.

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Timing: 8 AM - 5 PM

Rimbi Waterfall

Rimbi falls is one of pellings famous waterfalls in Sikkim and one of the top spots to visit for sightseeing. Near pelling it is a scenic waterfall. Rimbi waterfall is formed over the rimbi river, on the way to khecheopalri lake and yuksam. The waterfall looks spectacular which attracts many tourists during summer. By locals and tourists for various recreational activities like swimming and fishing which are frequented, the waterfall turns into Rimbi River. Rimbi waterfall is also a great area to spend some quality time with your loved ones while being surrounded by nature. While going to Kanchenjunga waterfalls all tourists stop over here for some time. The perfect time for enjoying rimbi are both summer and winter. During monsoon, the water flow is heavy and it is suggested that not to venture into the fall.

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Timing: 8 AM - 6 PM

Bakthang falls

Bakthang falls is a popular waterfall in Gangtok and one of the most beautiful places to visit in gangtok. Bakthang falls is a small waterfall and it is located on the north Sikkim highway in Gangtok and it is situated near tashi view point. The main water source of Gangtok area , from ratey chu the falls originates. Forming a small pool down below and it cascades down from the rock. It is a wonderful sight to take photographs  because the height of the fall is not much. There is a rope sliding for activities lovers, and a view of the region where one can get the bird's eye. But still quite thrilling though , it is only a short slide of only a few seconds.

Rope Sliding: Per person Rs. 100

Timing : 10 AM - 4 PM

Bhim nala falls

Bhim nala falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in Sikkim and a renowned tourist attraction near lachung. Bhim nala falls is situated at Khedum village near lachung in north Sikkim and it has gorgeous waterfalls. Due to its height bhim nala waterfalls is also called Amitabh bachchan. Bhim nala falls looks like a three stage waterfall and the water is falling from a very high mountain. From far off the sound of water dropping can be heard. Just opposite the falls, there is a tea store and a small view point with a lovely view of the falls. The best time to visit is in the morning and it falls between the months of March to may. Due to road conditions, avoid this place in monsoon time.

Entry Fee:  No entry fee

Sangay falls

Sangay falls is one of the important tourist spots in Sikkim. Sanjay falls is also known for its majestic cascading waterfalls. It is more of a wayside fall, rather than a flowing water body hidden in the woods. If you are on your way to pelling take a glance to enjoy the views surely. Sangay waterfalls is a unique waterfall in Sikkim and in your camera deserved to be captured. When you go to the pelling side it is one of the famous waterfalls in sikkim. Visit this place during monsoon.

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Timing: 9 AM - 3 PM 

Kyongnosla Waterfall

Kyongnosla waterfall is one of the best places to experience gangtok tourism along the nathula road. By natural beauty the milky waterfalls are surrounded. But it is all worth it to reach all the way to this waterfall. You may hike a steep climb.  The roads leading to the waterfall are also a little rough and rugged, but if you enjoy waterfalls, you will enjoy your visit. Remember to take selfies in front of this beautiful waterfall. It falls between the months of April to August and October to December.

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Timing: 8 AM - 3 PM

Kali khola Waterfall

Kali khola waterfall is located on the old silk route in Sikkim and it is accessible by car. If you appreciate wandering and stumbling upon beautiful things, kali khola waterfall is a must see. Because  of the mesmerizing views and the sound of pouring water you will fall in love with the place. On a rock creating a beautiful puddle the crystal clear water plunges down. Being tucked in the midst of significant nature, the  kali khola falls is prominently known as the lonely falls.

Timing : open 24 hrs

Naga Falls     

Naga waterfall Sikkim is one of the tallest of all being situated on the gangtok-chungthang road, near lachung. The famous naga waterfall Sikkim is another picturesque waterfall in the province. At the peak in order  to reach, on the bumpy one needs to do a long trek and to have a glance of the scenic view rugged mountainous path. As can be seen, the multitiered fall features an incredible eyeshot of the well-covered mountains in the snow. Despite the turbulent and very deadly water flowing down the river during the monsoons, the heritage is at its best.

Frequently asked questions

1. What are the foods available in Kanchenjunga waterfalls Sikkim?

    Serving hot beverages and snacks like momos, hot tea, maggi noodles etc are available in Kanchenjunga waterfalls Sikkim.

2. What are some of the activities in banjhakri waterfalls gangtok?

    If you are traveling with children, this is the ideal spot for them to enjoy the swings and slides.

3. What is the best time to visit Naga waterfall in Sikkim?

    Early morning or evening is the best time to visit naga waterfall sikkim.