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Jodpokhri

A nice little town near Darjeeling with its DGHS bungalow for tourists to stay. An attractive destination for tourists.

Jodpokhri is a small rarely visited hamlet near Darjeeling. The place lies on the road connecting Darjeeling with Mirik at a distance of about 16 km from Darjeeling.'Jod' means `a pair` and 'Pokhri' means `a lake`.

So obviously there are a couple of lakes in Jodpokhri, which constitutes the center of attraction for tourists due to its rich natural environ. The lake is one of the very few places where you might get a glimpse of Himalayan Salamander, a highly endangered species of reptile.

Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council has created a nice tourist resort at Jodpokhri where naturebeyond can arrange for your accommodation. You can also stay at West Bengal Forest Development Corporation bungalow at Lepchajagat, which is quite nearby. The town of Darjeeling is visible from this place and an illuminated Darjeeling in the night makes for a beautiful view from the bungalow.

You can also see the sunrise over Kanchenjunga from your room at the bungalow.

Jodpokhri is close to the Indo-Nepal border and tourists can go for a day visit to the Nepal's Pasupati market nearby.

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