Darjeeling (পোখরিয়াবং) has a special attraction among travelers from all around the world. Today am going to discuss about another spiffy tourist destination nearby Darjeeling and very near of Lepchajagat, which is Pokhriabong. A small hamlet in the Darjeeling district of the state of West Bengal, distance from Darjeeling town is only around 30 K.M. Pokhriabong situated on the just middle of the road from Sukhiapokhri to Nagri-Dhajia. There is a good market in Sukiapokhri for local people. Many types of cars and buses are available from here to go to Mirik and Ghoom and Batasia loop. The entire area is surrounded by lush green tea gardens.
Pokhriabong is a small area with Nepali population, most of them are Gorkhas. Nepali is the Local Language but they are very much efficient with Hindi & Bengali also. Pokhriabong area also known as paradise for Bird Watcher, different types of Himalayan birds are common here including pheasants, flycatchers, barbets, sunbirds, treepies etc. Ghoom railway station is an attraction of this place, also anyone can go to nearby areas like Mirik, Kurseong in a day trip. Pokhriabong basically situated in a valley, which consist eight well known Tea Estates. Weather of the village is very hospitable, in summer temperatures reaching up to 25 'C and in winters temperatures dropping down to -1'C/2'C.
Our associate homestay cum Farmhouse is best accommodation in Pokhriabong. This homestay situates at Turzum Tea Garden and surrounded by lush green. The homestay has 2 double bedrooms with huge attached bathrooms equipped with geysers and 2 single bedrooms with two beds in each room attached with huge bathrooms fitted with geysers. All the four rooms have individual D2H televisions. In the center it has a big Hall with fireplace. We serve local Gurkha cuisine prepared from local organic vegetables and local chicken. Pure Darjeeling Organic Tea shall be served as bed tea. The charge for bed tea, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be Rs.600/- per day per person and the room charge shall be Rs. 1,500/- per night. Four families can be accommodated at a time. We also provide transport vehicle at market rate for pickup, drops and side-seeing.
₹.1,500/Person/Day (Including all foods) updated on April 2019
Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP), well connected with all major cities of India. Daily train services are available from Kolkata, Guwahati, and Patna. Nearest airport is Bagdogra (IXB) which is around 70 away from Pokhriabong. Direct cars are available from airport, Siliguri and NJP railway station.Pokhriabong, Darjeeling is accessible by two good motorable roads from Bagdogra, Siliguri and NJP, one via Mirik, Pashupatinagar in Nepal and Sukhiapokhari. Second one is via Kurseong, Ghoom and Sukhiapokhari. The former one covers a distance of 63 kms, while the latter has 85 kms.
Pokhriabong can be visited around the year except monsoon but the best seasons for visiting Pokhriabong is autumn from October to December and March to June.