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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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.