Jorethang is a major business hub in the South Sikkim District
, on the west bengal
border, 30 km from Darjeeling
. The place is linked by buses to Yuksom
(3 hours), Legship (1 hour) and Gezing (2 1/2 hours).
Makar Sankranti (Maghe) Mela celebrated here in January attracts a large crowd from all over Sikkim. It is celebrated soon after harvest and lasts for three days.