Jorpokhri (জোড় পোখরি) is a small lake village on a hilltop in Darjeeling district near LepchaJagat. The place located about 23 kms. away from fascinating Darjeeling town. The name of this village derives from two-lakes, ‘Jor’ meaning is two and ‘Pokhri’ meaning is Lake. Jorpokhri offers a magnificent view of Mt. Kanchenjunga along with number of snowcapped ranges. This is very peaceful and romantic place, situated just above of congested and over crowed Sukhiapokhri.
The road from Siliguri to Jorpokhri is so charming and great experience through deep green scenery and tea gardens. The last two kilometers go through dense forest to the top of the hill and suddenly you will see flat land. Two well decorated lakes are the main attraction of Jorpokhri, you can spend an entire day with lakes, mountains and silence. Take a small stroll to nearby Lord Shiva temple, the temple located at very nearby of the lake, also you can take a short trip to Pashupati Nath Market, Nepal border, Ghoom and Darjeeling.
Booking details of Jorpokhri-
Bookings are all done by DGHC.
You have to visit Gorkha Bhawan near
Ph (033) 2337-7534
Our homestay located at Sukhiapokhri, near Sukiha bazaar, (2 k.m away/down
from Jorepokhri). Currently we have total 6 numbers of rooms, 3 of them are
double bedded and rest is four bedded rooms. All rooms are cozy, hygienic for
your comfortable stay. All rooms are with attached bath (few western and few
are basic styled). Tariff starting with Rs.900/Room – Rs.1,200. Also homely cocked
food serves from our restaurant, further car, travel assistance also provided
Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) and nearest airport is Bagdogra (IXB), direct car/taxis are available from NJP, Siliguri and Bagdogra. The distance about 75 kms from Siliguri to Jorpokhri via Dudhia and Mirik, it will take around three (3) hrs. Jorpokhri also can be reached from Siliguri through Kurseong and Ghoom, distance around 80 kms.You also can reach Jorpokhri from Darjeeling via Ghoom, Lepcha Jagat, Sukhia Pokhari, it will around an hours.
Jorpokhri is one of the places in north Bengal which can be visited throughout the year. But best time to visit Jorpokhri is October to April to view mighty Kanchenjunga.