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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.

Updated on 14th July, 2014
District: Darjeeling
Location: Darjeeling    


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