Kanchenjunga Falls OverviewRanked 1 of 26 sightseeing in Pelling
Situated at a distance of 25 km from Pelling, the Kanchenjunga Falls is a perennial waterfall and takes about an hour to reach. There are small steps which lead to the base of the water fall.
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What travellers are saying about Kanchenjunga Falls
- Excellent 18
- Very Good 9
- Good 6
- Average 1
- Terrible 0
- Poor 0
- Below Average 0
- Length of visit: Below 1hr
- Best Time: During Day
- Food available for purchase
- Bathroom facilities
- Camera/Video allowed
- Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
Beautiful, but too crowded & commercialized
Kanchenjunga waterfall is one of the "must dos" in Pelling and the place is quite beautiful but . Only when not crowded. It's also full of noisy commercial activity - lot of snack shops, zip-lining, shanties, etc. There's a ticketed entrance gate from where you have to walk up a little bit (1-2 minutes) to reach the base of the waterfall, which is otherwise hidden from the main road . . The waterfall itself is not very big (as compared to the spectacular waterfalls in North Sikkim) but combined with its surroundings (and minus the crowd), it feels beautiful and refreshing. It's located in a small gorge carved by the river itself, surrounded by dense forest, colorful prayer flags hanging here and there, and soft sound of rushing water reverberating in the area. We were lucky to have a few minutes of peace in this serene area, but then a big group of tourists descended into the gorge and whole experience was ruined by their constant noise and chatter. The screams from the zip-line near the entrance also ruin the calm & serenity that pervades the place otherwise Overall, a beautiful place ruined by crowds and commercial activity.
A must see waterfall of Pelling
Kanchenjunga waterfall is approximately 25 km from spelling. It is the place where you can spent some time. It is the best waterfall among the all of Pelling.
Kanchenjungha falls - a great experience
In our Pelling visit we visited the falls a 30 kigo meter away from Pelling. The place is very beautiful. The water is falling from very high. I have taken so many pictures. The local people were there to help us to reach to the original falls which is upwards from the road. Big rocks are there and we have to go over there by the help of the local who are standing over there and picking our hands to go to the top.
Nice place at such high altitude. It is also offering water games like crossing the falls from one end to another by ropeway. Falls are from huge heights. Water is very clean. Easily reachable by car. Roads are also good. Awesome spot for Pelling sightseeing.
The best attraction of Pelling after Kanchenjungha.
The falls is named after mighty Kanchenjungha. It is the best tourist spot of Pelling where we enjoyed a lot and clicked some memorable snaps with the falls. It should be a must visit place for Pelling bound tourists.
Sandeep kumar Roy3.6/5
Waterfall with rope slide facility
It took us in our car about an hour on good motorable road to reach the spot from Pelling town. Main fall is not visible from the road side. One has to pay a nominal entry fee and then climb some steps to reach the bottom of the fall. There are shops selling local food items on the way. Water from a mountain stream falling from a height gives a wonderful view. One can go up to very near to the falling water. There are local volunteers at the site, helping children & elderly people to negotiate the rocky path.A ropeway has been erected at a height across the stream where one can enjoy the adventure of crossing the stream hanging from a harness. There is a fee of Rs. 100/- for each trip.
Refreshing scene of Falls
We visited there before 8 AM. Upon reaching there we saw a small fall and felt disappointed. Then we saw a small gate with "welcome to Kanchenjunga Falls written" and realise that the fall that is visible from the road must be an accessory fall. We entered the gate and took the stairs going upwards, with some eatery tents on one side, one of the shopkeepers guided us and took us to right beneath the fall. She also shot some of our pics with our camera. The sound and sight of the fall cannot be explained in words. The view just left us awestruck.By the time we returned some staff of tourism department had arrived and placed their desks on the gate. Now the entry was paid. They were also started making arrangements for rope sliding. We decided to try our hands at it. They charged Rs 100 or 200 and it was more than worthy of that.It was simply the best place to visit in Pelling.
Fairly OK place to visit
It's a fairly OK place to visit. Nothing really spectacular about the place. It can be visited if you have a surplus amount of time. Squeezing it in a hectic schedule is not worth. It is around 25-30 kilometres from pelling-which is a magnificent place with amazing views of the himalayas. There is enough water during the most parts of the year as this locality experiences plenty of rains throughout the year. Winters can be avoided as it becomes extremely cold and temperatures generally drop sub-zero during the night and early in the morning.
One of the best waterfalls in Pelling
After Phamrong waterfalls. This one is a must visit. The gushing chilled water is amazing. A few meters higher by the steps and one can enjoy the view and can wet their feet in the water.
With the thundering waters and the ever present spray if you are lucky to also get sunlight you will see long lasting rainbows playing in the area, it's a beautiful sight. The water is crystal clear and you should watch out for the slippery rocks. Hot and cold snacks and tea are available. If you are inclined, you can also zip line across the falls. The entry fee is nominal, the place is clean, the view is worth it and the locals are great.
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