If experiencing the adventure of walking on a glass skywalk was on your bucket list, then let me tell you that now you don’t need to travel all the way to a foreign country to do so. Sikkim, the land of Buddhism and natural beauty, has introduced the first-ever glass skywalk in India. Imagine walking on a transparent bridge suspended hundreds of feet above the ground – feels unreal, doesn’t it?
The skywalk in Pelling is located opposite the 137 ft tall statue of Chenrezig, amidst the magnificent Himalayas, providing a beautiful view of the Buddhist pilgrimage site. The whole complex is located at a height of 7,200 feet above sea level. The walk on the transparent path of glass towards the statue is surely an experience you must not miss out. Also, we can’t avoid looking down through those transparent glasses, right? The skywalk leads you to golden prayer hall at the base, surrounded by the lofty peaks and valleys of Sikkim.
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The skywalk was inaugurated in 2018 and since then it has flourished to become one of the famous tourist attractions where thousands of tourists come to experience the adrenaline rush that it is known to induce. After all, who would not feel a sense of adventure at such a height.
With such an extensive overview of the beautiful mountains and the statue, this is a photographer’s paradise as well. You can even witness the Teesta and Rangit rivers flowing past the skywalk, which adds to the beauty of this place and make it even more dreamy.
A visit to Pelling would be totally incomplete if you’re not visiting this gorgeous Skywalk!
Skywalk opening hours: The opening time of the Pelling Skywalk is 9 am to 6 pm, the 9 hours provided gives ample amount of time for the people to get a chance of enjoying this thrilling walk.
Skywalk tickets: Though it is the India’s first Skywalk the entrance fee is very reasonable and affordable for everyone. The fee is Rs. 20 for local and Rs. 50 for non-local.
How to reach?
- Pelling has a well-knit road network and thus can be easily reached by road. One can hire a private cab, or can take a state transport bus to reach Pelling
- Located 160 kms from the town, Bagdogra Airport is the nearest to Pelling. Well-connected with all major cities, there are several flights operating from this spot.
- New Jalpaiguri Railway Station situated 52 kms away from Pelling is the nearest railway station.
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