Jorepokhri – at 7400 feet above sea level, you have a lovely wooden cottage in the lap of the mighty Himalayas surrounded by dense pine forests. The magnificent Mt. Kanchendzonga – the third highest mountain stands in front of you – and two small lakes where a few swans are taking their leisurely swim witness the spectacle with you. The lakes are the breeding areas for the endangered Himalayan Salamanders.
The Jorepokhri homestays are accompanied by beautifully landscaped gardens and lawns. You can make day trips to popular spots like Lepchajagat, Mirik, Darjeeling and Pashupati Market in Nepal.
Lodging and dining facilities in Jorpokhri Pemba homestay
This homestay has 02 Double Bed rooms and 02 Triple Bed rooms. All rooms share a common verandah facing Mt. Kanchenjungha. It is decked with modern facilities like attached western bathrooms, hot water geysers, dining hall and Wi-Fi in the common area. Food is essentially Indian Cuisine and is served fresh and hot in the Dining Hall.
Jorepokhri Pempa homestay Photo Gallery
Lodging and dining facilities in Jorepokhri Dawa home stay
This homestay has 02 Double Bed rooms and 01 Four Bedded room. All rooms share a common verandah facing Mt. Kanchenjungha. It is decked with modern facilities like attached western bathrooms, hot water geysers, dining hall and a television in the common area. Food is essentially Indian Cuisine and is served fresh and hot in the Dining Hall.
Jorepokhri Dawa homestay Photo Gallery
Things to do in Jorepokhri
Enjoy the views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, visit the adjacent forests and trip to Mirik and Darjeeling. You can also drop at Pashupati Nath market of Nepal.
How to reach Jorpokhri
Located, almost on the India-Nepal border on the road from Ghum to Mirik, Jorpokhri is 21 kilometers from Darjeeling, 13 kilometers from Ghum, 85 kilometers from Siliguri, 23 kilometers from Mirik and 5.5 kilometers from Lepchajagat. The Nearest airport is Bagdogra airport (IXB) and the Nearest Railhead is New Jalpaiguri (NJP). From NJP station hire a cab to Jorepokhri. It takes around 3.5 hours via Mirik. You can also take the Kurseong route but it takes more than 4 hours and this route is not as scenic as the Mirik route. There are no bus services to Jorepokhri but Sukhia Pokhri can be reached from Siliguri and Darjeeling by bus. Jorepokhri is only 2 kilometers from Sukhia Pokhri.
Best time to visit Jorepokhri
October to March if you are seeking beautiful views of Mt. Kanchenjungha June – August (Rainy Season) if you want to share a glimpse of the Himalayan Salamanders and the greenery of the mountains.
Places to see in Jorepokhri
The word “Jore” means two and “Pokhri” stands for “pond.” Jorpokhri is marked by two natural water tanks and a beautiful view of Mt. Khanchenjungha. It is a wonderfully landscaped hilltop with the view of Darjeeling and Kurseong on one side and the entire Kanchendzonga range on the other side.
Sunrise is a heavenly experience from here. The water tanks are the breeding areas for the endangered Himalayan Salamanders. During Rainy season you may catch a glimpse of them. Jorpokhri actually falls within the Senchal Forest area and a leisurely walk in the forested area would be the experience of a lifetime.
Attractions around Jorepokhri
Mirik is only an hour’s journey from Jorpokhri, Darjeeling is only 21 kilometers from here, Sukhiapokhri – the nearest town is only 2 kilometers and the Pashupati market in India-Nepal border is 30 minutes from here. Another nearby destination is Lepchajagat, which is only 5.5 kilometers from Jorepokhri. It too has a beautiful view of Mt. Kanchenjungha. The famous Darjeeling, Mirik and Lepchajagat are easily accessible if you hire a car. Other attractions are Kurseong (36 kms), Takdah and Tinchuley (33 kms), Ghoom (13 kms), Simana (India-Nepal border), Senchal Forest Area and the Tea Gardens all along.
I went to Jorepokhri 3 years ago. Just loved the place and the staff at the DGHC accommodation. I have some tips to share …
1. Try out breakfast in the Cottage’s lawn with a view of the beautiful mountains.
2. Catch a glimpse of Kurseong and Bagdogra Airport at night from the cottage’s lawn.
3. There is no need to visit Mirik separately from Jorepokhri, instead you can visit Mirik while returning from Jorepokhri. Mirik falls enroute.
4. You can always come to Jorepokhri before taking up your treks from Sukhiapokhri.
Can anyone show me some images of Jorepokhri. I want to visit the place.
You can check this link for some images of jorepokhri:
Bye … Jonny