Kanchenjunga Waterfall Overview

Located at a distance of 10 km from Yuksom and 30.4 km from Pelling is the spectacular Kanchenjunga Waterfalls. It is a perennial waterfall whose pristine water is believed to have originated high up from the glaciers of the mighty Mount Kanchenjunga. The waterfall is surrounded by dense thick forest and is known for its grandeur and beauty.

It is a perfect place for enjoying the beauty of mother nature and rejuvenating in the serene ambience. The waterfall is situated in an off-beat location, and you will need to take a narrow pathway to reach the place. There are several small treks and trails that you can take, enabling you to feel a taste of adventure.

As you reach the twin falls, you will be mesmerised, watching the water gushing into a pool from a height of 100 feet. The backdrop of the lush green mountains adds to its beauty, creating a magical environment. If the adventure spirit in you still wants more, you can indulge in a zipline experience across the waterfall.


• Discover hidden trails and treks while reaching Kanchenjunga Waterfalls.
• Delight in watching the gushing waterfalls falling from a height of 100 feet into a pool.
• Enjoy getting wet from the splashes of water and enjoy the mist from the fall.
• Be adventurous and try for a rope sliding experience across the waterfall.
• Take some amazing photographs of the waterfall and its lush green backdrop.

How To Reach

1. By Car: The Kanchenjunga Waterfalls is located near Ramtek, around 30.4 km from Pelling. You can travel by hired car from Pelling via Pelling-Rimbi Rd and reach the waterfall in 1 hr 17 mins.

2. By Train: Take a train to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, which is 153.1 km away from the waterfall. You can reach the waterfall by a hired car by travelling for 5 hr 26 mins via NH10.

3. By Air: If you are travelling by air, you will need to reach Bagdogra Airport, which is 159.2 km from the waterfall. From the airport, you will need to travel by car for 5 hr 30 mins via NH10 to reach the destination.

Best Time To Visit

Kanchenjunga Waterfall gushes continuously throughout the year, making it enjoyable to visit the destination at any time of the year.

Best season: The best season to visit Kanchenjunga Waterfalls is Autumn, i.e., mainly around October. This is the time of the year when the waterfall is full of life and gushes to its glory. The monsoon also gives a fresh look to the lush greenery surrounding the waterfall, creating a beautiful view. 

Best day in the week: You can visit the Kanchenjunga Falls on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. These are the days when the place is less crowded, and you will be able to enjoy the serene atmosphere of the place completely. 

The best time of the day: The best time of the day to visit the waterfall is in the early morning when the crowd is less. The daylight will help you travel through the narrow and steep pathway to reach the waterfalls. Additionally, the ray of sunlight falling on the waterfall will create a spectacular view.

Other Essential Information

  • Visit the waterfall during the daytime, as it involves a bit of climbing.
  • You will need around 2 hours to visit Kanchenjunga Falls, so plan accordingly before going.
  • Be cautious while going to the waterfalls, as the road is narrow and steep. 
  • Be responsible and dispose of any litter in the dustbins.
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Point of Interest for Kanchenjunga Waterfall
Go Ziplining

Go Ziplining

Adrenalin junkies would be excited about an opportunity to zipline across the waterfall. Also known as rope sliding, this adventure activity will allow you to slide along a rope across the waterfall and enjoy the breathtaking views. The activity is available at a very nominal price, which is charged at the destination.

Hike to reach the Waterfall

Hike to reach the Waterfall

The Kanchenjunga waterfall is situated off the main road amid dense forest. To reach the waterfall, you can look for short trails and treks through narrow pathways to have a brief taste of adventure. Alternatively, you can also take the steps to reach the waterfall.

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