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Sikkim Gets India’s First Skywalk

Sikkim Gets India’s First Skywalk
Tourists on the skywalk in Sikkim, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

And it's quite a stunner with magnificent views of the Chenrezig Statue and the stairs that lead up to it with golden prayer wheels on both sides

OT Staff
November 11 , 2020
02 Min Read

If walking on a skywalk has been on your bucket list, it’s time to strike it off, as India opens its first skywalk at Pelling in Sikkim.

Around 2.5 kilometers from Pelling and located at a height of 7,200 feet above sea level, the skywalk is surrounded by the snow-capped Himalayas and overlooks the marvellous137 feet tall statue of Chenrezig and the stairs that lead up to it, with golden prayer wheels on both sides. Visitors can also get a panoramic view of the Teesta and Rangit rivers.

 

 
 
 
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Quarantine days- Apne Desh ko Jano Pelling skywalk is the first Glass skywalk in whole of India. Pelling is a small hill town located in western Sikkim which never stops amazing tourists with its natural beauty and memerizing views. Now with the addition of Fourth tallest statue and India’s First Glass Sky Walk, pelling has become most hyped destination of Sikkim. . . The Sky Walk is a transparent structure made of glass. It is located adjacent to the giant Chenrezig statue. “Chenrezig” is a manifestation of all the Buddha’s compassion. His name means “One Who Looks with an Unwavering Eye.” . . From the skywalk, one will have the capacity to get a look at the valley underneath, including the winding Teesta and the Rangit, aside from the Kangchenjunga(2nd and 3rd pic) Credits: @dreamtrails.in @chalohimalaya

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The skywalk remains open from 8am to 5pm. 

We hear that Hyderabad is also coming up with a skywalk at the Mehdipatnam Junction. connecting the Military Garrison area with the Rythu Bazar.


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