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things to know about Sukhiapokhri

Adjacent to the Indo Nepal border and situated in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal, Sukhiapokhri is a tiny yet vibrant village quite near to Lepchajagat. More than 15 km distance away from Darjeeling, this hidden jewel is truly a piece of paradise on Earth. Surrounded by slopes of silver fir, hemlock, and magnolia, the town is known for offering a splendid view of the entire Himalayan range on a clear day. However, most of the time, it stays cloudy as it is nestled on the ridgeline of Balasan River from the South and River Rangeet from the North.

Sightseeing attractions in and around Sukhiapokhri

Sukhiapokhri, a serene town on the way to Mirik, has some of the finest sightseeing attractions to offer to its tourists. Gurashey Forest Resort is one of the major attractions in the town from where the entire Himalayan range looks stunning. Just 2 km away from Sukhiapokhri, Jorpokhri is a small village with two beautiful lakes. It is truly an eco-friendly site that was constructed to preserve the unique Himalayan Salamander. The name of this tourist site has a great meaning where "Jor" stands for two and "pokhri" stands for lake.

More than 7 km from the town Manebhanjan is another worth visiting sightseeing attraction nearby. From Manebhanjan, the breathtaking view of the entire Himalayan range including Kanchenjunga can be relished. On top of that, one can even trek to Sandakhpu, an astonishing tourist site known as the "trekkers' paradise" among the tourists.

From Sukhiapokhri, Darjeeling can also be visited as it is just a 15 km distance away from the village. The major sightseeing attractions in this vibrant hill station are Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Rock Garden, Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Tiger Hill, etc.

Things to Do in and around Sukhiapokhri



Sukhiapokhri has several trekking routes leading to some of the finest destinations nearby and one of them is Sandakphu and Falut. The trekking starts from Mane Bhanjang at an elevation of 1524 meters. Due to Sandakphu and Falut's high elevation, a breathtaking view of the surrounding valley and the 3rd highest mountain peaks can be enjoyed.


Visit Jorpokhri

Jorpokhri is just 2 km away from the town which has serene lakes. Enclosed by alpine trees, the village along with its lake offers a calmly ambiance to its visitors which a disturbed soul always seeks. Moreover, you can even get to see the unique Himalayan Salmandar here.


Have sightseeing excursion to Darjeeling:

Spend an entire day by exploring Darjeeling which is quite renowned as "the queen of hills" due to its plethora of sightseeing offerings such as Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Rock Garden, Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda, Padmaja Naidu National Park, Tiger Hill and many more.

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How to Reach this Village

The major railway station near Sukhiapokhri is New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP) at a distance of 78 km whereas Bagdogra is the nearest airport at a distance of 74 km. Cars are available to hire from NJP, Bagdogra, or Siliguri which will take you to this village via NH110, Rishi Rd, and Dudhia. It would take around 3 hours to reach the village depending on the road condition.

Accommodation Options in the Village

Even being a hill station, the accommodation in Sukhia Pokhari is quite good. There are several homestays and resorts to welcome guests in this beautiful town. The homestays are always cleaned for the safety of the guests and the rooms are quite spacious for comfortable night stay. Basic amenities like attached western bathroom, view room, 24 hours electricity, running water, etc are all there in these homestays.

Best time to Visit Sukhiapokhri

With the help of a well- planned Darjeeling Tour Package, Sukhiapokhri can be visited at any time of the year. However, to enjoy a soothing weather and the splendid view of the Himalayan Range, April to May and then again October to November is considered to be the best time to visit this town.

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