Now there is no need to fly to Canada to walk above the mountains through an imposing glass bridge. Sikkim has a magnificent glass Skywalk perched above the mist-clad mountains of Pelling. If walking on a skywalk has been on your bucket list it’s time to strike it off as India gets its own glass skywalk. The skywalk in Pelling is surrounded by the snow-capped Himalayas and overlooks the marvellous 137 feet tall statue of Chenrezig. The Chenrezig statue in Pelling is the fourth tallest statue in Sikkim.
Situated in Pelling by the sloping hills of lower Himalayas it gives you a shimmering view of the giant Chenrezig Statue of Pelling - a calm and composed posture of Buddha. The skywalk is India’s very first glass Skywalk. It gives a magnificent view of the Chenrezig statue and the stairs that lead up to it with golden prayer wheels on both sides.
Skywalk in Himalayas
The Skywalk in Sikkim is equipped with the glass floor. It was inaugurated in 2018 and since then it has been drawing thousands of tourists. Looking down at the mountains through the glass floor of the towering Skywalk will definitely satiate the adrenaline rushes of every adventurous soul. So while you walk you can actually look beneath at the fog hovering or the lower hills. You can even witness the Teesta and Rangit rivers flowing past the skywalk which adds to the beauty of this place and makes it even more dreamy.
The Skywalk remains open from 8 AM to 5 PM on all days. Those who wish to visit can seek entry after purchasing a ticket priced at INR 50. The Skywalk is around 2.5 kilometres from the Pelling city. It would be an understatement to say that your trip to Sikkim will remain incomplete without a visit to the first glass skywalk in India. Meanwhile, another glass skywalk is all set to be introduced soon in Hyderabad as well. The Skywalk in Hyderabad would be located at the Mehdipatnam Junction connecting the Military Garrison area and Rythu Bazar.
If you’ve ever dreamt of walking down the mesmerising glass bridges around the world, now is the time to make it a reality as Pelling in Sikkim has introduced the first-ever glass skywalk in India.
How to reach
Sikkim is one of the seven sisters in eastern India. The state is well connected with the other parts of India. Sikkim is flooded with picturesque destinations, gorgeous valleys and colourful monasteries. Sikkim has earned itself a top place in the tourism sector. For those who are wondering how to reach Sikkim, check out the details given below:
By air: Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport located around 125 km away from the capital city Sikkim. Regular flights are operated from the prime cities including Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Guwahati and Kolkata for Gangtok. From the airport, you can hire a taxi that can take you straight to the Gangtok.
By train: If you are travelling to Sikkim by train then New Jalpaiguri (NJP) railway station is the closest which is approximately 120 km away from Gangtok. A number of trains run on the route connecting the destination with the rest of the country. Here is a list of trains between New Delhi and New Jalpaiguri.
By road: The capital city of Sikkim is well connected with its nearby cities including Darjeeling (96 km), Siliguri (118 km) and Kalimpong (75 km). One can also board the state run buses from Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong for Gangtok. Another option is to take the cabs from New Jalpaiguri to Gangtok.
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