|Bakthang Falls is different!|
The Bakthang Waterfalls are pretty to look at, but absolutely nothing compared to the Banjhakri Falls.
Full name: Ban Jhakri Falls Energy Park (this is the name you must tell your guide/driver)
Location: 4kms from the city of Gangtok
The word Banjhakri refers to the forest priest (ban means primitive; jhakri meaning shaman/priest). The Ban Jhakri Falls Energy Park in Sikkim has life-like figures of these shamans and, of course, the lovely cascading waterfall. The park has got well laid out walking trails and gazebos dot the green landscape. Kids especially will love the splash pool dominated by a dragon. Unique floral species are a visual treat all over the park. There is also a cafeteria in the exhibition center to drive away hunger pangs. Angling enthusiasts can find out about the fishing spots along the stream which runs merrily through the Ban Jhakri Falls Energy Park.
See the photos of the Ban Jhakri Falls Energy Park below and make sure you visit on your trip to Gangtok!
|In keeping with the theme of being an Energy Park, the footbridge has solar panels along its walls|
|Footbridges and Gazebos dot the green landscape of the Ban Jhakri Falls Energy Park|
|Closeup view of one of the Gazebos in the park|
|Waterfall cascading down on happy tourists|
|Water gently flowing down stone steps in front of foot bridge|
|Water tumbling over boulders|
|Initiation of boy by forest priest (banjhakri)|