You don’t have to fly to Canada to walk above the mountains through an imposing glass bridge. Our very own Sikkim has a magnificent glass Skywalk perched above the mist-clad mountains of Pelling. The Skywalk is surrounded by the lofty Himalayas and it overlooks the 137-feet tall marvellous statue of Chenrezig. The Chenrezig statue in Pelling is the fourth tallest statue in Sikkim. The Sikkim Skywalk is India’s very first glass Skywalk. It gives a spectacular view of the Chenrezig statue and the stairs that lead up to it, with golden prayer wheels on both sides.
A Skywalk In The Himalayas With A Glass Bottom
Ever imagined walking on the chilly air above the snow-capped Himalayas? While that’s something beyond possibility, we definitely can wallow in that experience by walking above the glasses. The Sikkim Skywalk with its glass floor 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. It is India’s first-ever glass-bottom Skywalk. With the view of the amazing Chenrezig statue, it is perfect for some awe-inspiring photoshoots. Along with the statue and its stairs, the bridge gives a breathtaking panoramic view of the mountainous region. A swanky glass Skywalk will also come up in Hyderabad soon.
Teesta and Rangit Rivers Meander Near The Skywalk
The view of the Himalayas and the mesmerising valley underneath from the Skywalk will make anybody scream wow. From the Skywalk, visitors can feast their eyes on the Teesta and Rangit rivers gracefully meandering nearby. The Skywalk remains open from 8 AM to 5 PM. It allows only ticketed entry and the ticket price for tourists is ₹50. The Skywalk is around 2.5 kilometres from the Pelling city.
A visit to Pelling would be totally incomplete if you’re not visiting this gorgeous Skywalk. Meanwhile, here’s a virtual tour of Meghalaya from the comfort of your couch: