Jorepokhari, also spelled Jodpokhari, is a small picturesque hamlet situated about 16 km from Darjeeling
, in West Bengal
. It lies on the road connecting Darjeeling with Mirik
. Jorepokhari, surrounded by the evergreen forest, is famous for its rich natural heritage.
The place derived its name from two words - 'Jod' means a pair and 'Pokhri' means a lake. As the name states there are a couple of lakes which makes up the center of attraction for tourists. Jorepokhari Lake, situated here, is one of the very few places where one might get a glimpse of Himalayan Salamander, a highly endangered species of reptile.
Jorepokhari is close to the Indo-Nepal border and tourists can have a visit to the Nepal's Pasupati market nearby.
Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council has created a nice tourist resort and tourists can have a stay amid the natural wild environment.