Many of us would have wished of walking on glass bridges and experiencing the breath holding view standing on that glass, looking straight through it to see what lies down from their. But all our thoughts go in vain on realizing we don`t have international visas to travel to a country having such splendid architectures. Well, not anymore!
India already got its first ever glass skywalk in 2018 which is becoming increasingly popular amongst tourists and we all are equally excited to visit it.
Where is India`s first glass skywalk?
Located at a height of 7200 feet from sea level, the Pelling Glass Skywalk is at a distance of around 3kms from the Pelling town of Sikkim which is itself nestled in the foothills of Mt. Kanchenjunga. The skywalk is built opposite to the statue of Chenrezig, which is the fourth tallest statue in the north eastern state with a height of 137 feet.
What`s so special about the Skywalk?
It has been built so as to give a wonderful view of the Chenrezig statue and the stairs that lead up to it, with golden prayer wheels on each side. The height of the Skywalk being tall makes the walk more thrilling. One can even witness the mighty Himalayas from here if the weather permits and also the pristine rivers- Teesta and Rangeet flowing by down which adds on to the splendor of this place.
How to reach?
Chenrezig Skywalk - 6-7 kms from Pelling. Bus frequencies are less. One can hire a cab or hike up the skywalk from Pelling
Pelling - Gangtok to Pelling is 113 kms by road
Nearest airport is Bagdogra, 160kms by road
Timings and entry fees for the Skywalk
The skywalk is open from 8 am - 5 pm on all days.
An entry fee of INR 20 for locals of Sikkim and INR 50 for all other tourists is charged.
Sikkim has had a number of magnificent tourist spots and this skywalk is yet another marvelous addition which should definitely be visited when on a trip to Sikkim . No doubt this skywalk is a wonder architecture in its own but the surrounding mountains and the serene ambience makes this mere glass floor in an all a spectacular sight to behold!