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6 out of 54 attractions in Gangtok

Banjhakri Water Falls

Banjhakri falls is a remarkable touristy spot in Sikkim. There is very popular story behind this spot and its name. The word "Banjhakri" means woodland shaman, now if we separate it further "Boycott" implies primitive and "Jhakri" implies shaman. Shaman is a priest among specific people of northern Asia, viewed as one with recuperating and supernatural forces who can impact the spirits and achieve good and evil. Furthermore, it is these Shamanistic practices that are delineated by means of the dolls in this amusement park. Some of these portray customs, some recuperating ceremonies and others the start process in the life of a shaman. All these are entirely fascinating as is the waterfall that thunders down from a height of say 70 feet. Few facilities have been built for the visitors to go closer to the waterfall and take a shower.This a ideal place for kids to enjoy and is also best for family hangouts.
Abhiman Kokate
Sneha Roy
Banjhakri Falls , undoubtedly one of the most popular attractions of Gangtok. Literary coming from two words,"Ban" meaning Forest and "Jhakri" meaning shamans (in Nepali). The park intends in celebrating the traditional shamanic belief of the Sikkimese people. Banjakhri Falls is a magnificent natural waterfall, falling from a height of 30 metres from a spring, and its beauty can not simply be put into words. The roar of the waterfall, the clear crystal water and the bright sunlight dancing upon every drop of water as it splashes over the rocks, and the magic that all these together creates , can not be merely justified in a sentence. One has to witness it in order to bask in its charm and beauty. This is certainly one of the "not-to-miss" attractions of Gangtok.Entry Time :- 8am - 6pm Entry Fees :- Rs 50/-Fun Factor :- Do try out clicking photos in the traditional Sikkimese dress, which is easily rented out in the park at very nominal rate. (I got mine at Rs 100/- !)
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Ranjan Singh
Ashish Bharti
The park is a bit outside of Gangtok town. The park's statuary and other displays document the Ban Jhakri, or traditional shamanic healer who worships spirits living in caves around the falls.