Bakthang Waterfall Gangtok

This is a wonderful waterfall located on the North Sikkim Highway (NH10) towards Tashi View Point and about 4kms from Gangtok town. While visiting Tashi View point or returning, it's worth stopping at this roadside waterfall for sometime. While the height of the fall isn't much, it's the width of the fall that makes it so beautiful. The flowing water falls over a canopy of green creepers.  
The waterfall is fed by Ratey Chu river which originates from the glacial lake called Tamze at an altitude of 12,500ft. Bakthang Fall is a wonderful sight to take pictures. 
Bakthang Waterfall Gangtok, Rope Sliding 
Bakthang Waterfall Gangtok 
Another attraction here for the young and the energetic is the rope sliding (for Rs. 100/-), although it's only a short slide of few seconds but still quite thrilling. In the picture you can also see the rope. 
Bakthang Waterfall Gangtok 
Bakthang Waterfall Gangtok 
On the opposite side of the road, a few shops and even a cafe (Sikkim Government Tourism Cafeteria) have come up. The shops sell Sikkimese clothes, hand bags, shawls and woolens etc. The cafe can serve as a nice place to have your breakfast in the morning, particularly if you are on your way to North Sikkim (such as Lachung or Lachen)... it offers veggie burgers, sandwiches, alu thukpa, pastas, Maggie, wai wai etc other than tea, coffee and hot chocolate. During lunch time, they also serve main courses like veg fried rice, chowmein etc. 
Bakthang Waterfall Shops and Cafe, Gangtok 
Bakthang Fall Shops and Cafe 
There is no entry fee for Bakthang Waterfall. The views around are beautiful. You can see the Kanchenjunga snow peaks from the fall area and also a part of the Gangtok township. It takes only some 20 minutes to reach by taxi along NH10. Tashi View Point is nearby. 

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