“Step ahead towards an adventure as you are not meant to stay in one place”
Break the traditional notion of traveling to the most popular places and try an offbeat place for a wondrous experience. Sukhiapokhri is one of them which you should visit at least once in a lifetime.
Because it is a scenic wonder of nature which would never fail to lure your heart and blow your mind. It is situated at an elevation of 7198 ft that means it has quite a comfortable weather throughout the year and that is helpful for the tourists to roam around the town.
Hence, a trip to Sukhiapokhri for a day or two with your family would be an ideal decision to rejuvenate in this quaint hamlet far from the bustling city life.
Best time to visit:
April to May and October to November is considered to be the best time to visit Sukhiapokhri as one can get the best views of the snow-clad mountains during these months.
Accessibility to Sukhiapokhri:
NJP to Sukhiapokhri- The distance between NJP Railway Station and Sukhiapokhri is almost 75 km and you can book NJP to Darjeeling Car Rental to reach there which takes approximately 2 hours and 54 minutes.
Siliguri to Sukhiapokhri – Sukhiapokhri is situated at a distance of almost 68 km from Siliguri main town and it takes almost 2 and a half hours to reach there. You can consult a best travel agency in Siliguri to avail well-maintained cars at the best affordable rates.
Mirik to Sukhiapokhri- Mirik is generally visited by travelers during a trip to Darjeeling or as a weekend destination. It is a small beautiful town in North Bengal and it takes almost 3 hours to reach Sukhiapokhri from Mirik covering an area of 65 km.
Darjeeling to Sukhiapokhri-Tourists usually visits Sukhiapokhri during their trip to the “Champagne of Teas” Darjeeling which is situated almost 17 km away from Sukhiapokhri. One can avail car booking in Siliguri for a round trip to Darjeeling and Sukhiapokhri.
Snowfall in Sukhiapokhri:
If you are a hardcore winter lover, then you should visit Sukhiapokhri during the winter season (that is December to January) which witnesses snowfall here in this region. Also, do not forget to pack some leather jackets and heavy woolens to enjoy Sukhiapokhri snowfall.
The white carpet of snow amidst the eye-catching surrounding scenario is nothing less than the paradise above.
Attractions in Sukhiapokhri:
1-Trip to Sukhiapokhri
Firstly, the trip to Sukhiapokhri is an unforgettable experience as both sides of the roads are blessed with the astounding scenery. Explore the changing of the unique landscapes while you head towards it through the winding roads. It is a treat for nature enthusiasts as the journey takes you through the dense forest of pine trees and unending tea gardens.
This village is the new attraction near Darjeeling which offers a panoramic view of the whole Kanchenjunga ranges. It falls on the road to Manebhanjan from Ghoom.
You can visit several small villages and lush tea gardens while in at this place. The trekking paradise Sandakphu is also a major place of attraction here which is situated at a distance of 58 km. Feel like home in the homestays of Sukhiapokhri and do not forget to get a taste of the local food of the region.
3-Jorpokhri-get the best sweeping views of the Himalayas
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Situated almost 2 km away from Sukhiapokhri, Jorpokhri is among the best places to soak in the beauty of nature. It has an altitude of 7,400 ft and the twin lakes are the major attractions here. It is basically an eco-friendly destination which is made for the preservation of the Himalayan Salamander.
Q. Are credit cards accepted in Darjeeling?
A. Yes, credit cards are accepted everywhere in Darjeeling.
Q. How difficult are the treks and expeditions in Darjeeling?
A. Some of the treks are quite easy while some are quite tough and may take almost 6-7 hours per day or even more.