Hidden beneath the misty white veil of fog at an altitude of 7198ft close to the Indo-Nepal border is a quaint but scenic town called Sukhiapokhri. Located 17km from the Darjeeling, on the road Ghoom to Mirik, Sukhiapokhri offers a magnificent vista of the mighty Kanchenjunga on a clear day but it remains mostly cloudy as it lies on ridgeline of Balasan River Valley to the south and Rangeet River to north. The blissful weather of Sukhiapokhri has made it a favored tourist destination as it acts as a summer retreat when most of the places are scorching under the blistering heat of sun.

Cuddled amidst the lofty valley of Eastern Himalayas the journey towards this quaint town Sukhiapokhri is filled with astounding scenery making the trip towards Sukhiapokhri an unforgettable experience. Traveling on the winding road while being kissed by the cool mountain air and witnessing the picturesque view of the changing landscape form the dense forest of pine trees to valley dotted with lush tea garden, the blissful journey towards Sukhiapokhri offers an exquisite visual treat for the tourists. A pale gloom seems to loom over the quaint township Sukhiapokhri for most of the year, like the veil of clouds that obscures the Kanchenjunga and other snow-capped titans in the distance. In spring, though, the sparkle of rhododendrons lights up the entire valley of Sukhiapokhri creating an awe-inspiring vista for the bystanders. Sukhiapokhri is dotted with many pictorial destinations which has hyped the interest of tourists. Located 2km form Sukhiapokhri is Jorpokhri, a tiny place on a hilltop. Jorpokhri is an eco-friendly destination made for the preservation of the Himalayan salamander where tourist can enjoy the beauty of two lakes cuddled amidst the lush green forest of pine trees. The word “Jore” means two and “pokhri” stands for “pond.” Sukhiapokhri is also located on the road towards Manebhanjan, a quaint transit town located at the periphery of Singalila National Park. Located 7km from Sukhiapokhri tourist can travel towards Manebhanjan, to either venture upon the altitude destination to witness the surreal view of third highest mountain and its surrounding ranges from Sandakphu also known as Trekkers’ wonderland due the astounding trekking route through the dense forest of rhododendron or to see the great collection of vintage 1950’s Land Rover at its finest state. Sukhiapokhri has its own market place which is a great place to see the people of different community living in peace. Sukhiapokhri with its astounding vista of lofty mountainous valley and serene ambiance has become a safe haven for the tourist seeking refuge amidst the mountains of Eastern Himalayas.

Watching the sun slowly rise above the horizon over the snowcapped mountains while lifting the thin veil of fog and glazing the majestic mountains with an orange hue and making them glitter like covered with precious jewels, is an outstanding phenomena which has left many tourist spell bound and it can be witnessed from Sukhiapokhri. Surrounded by the daunting hills of dotted with dense forest of pine with a cool misty weather, Sukhiapokhri with its pictorial destination and surreal vista of Himalayas has become a must visit destination of Darjeeling.

Sukhiapokhri, offbeat destinations in Darjeeling


The best time to relish the pleasant weather and outstanding view of snowcapped Himalayas while traveling to Sukhiapokhri is during spring season from April to May and autumn season October to November.



Sandakphu ,offbeat destination in Darjeeling

Trekkers wonderland Sandakphu perched at the hem of Singalila National Park at an altitude


Phalut ,offbeat destination in Darjeeling

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going


Manebhanjan ,offbeat destination in Darjeeling

Perched at an elevation of 1928m, 28km from Darjeeling on the foothills of the highest point


Lepchajagat ,offbeat destination in Darjeeling

Concealed amidst the lush forest of rhododendron and oak tree at an altitude of 6959ft

Chota Mangwa

Chota Mangwa ,offbeat destination in Darjeeling

Surrounded with green hills of Kalimpong, Sikkim and Darjeeling under the clear blue sky

Bara Mangwa

Bara Mangwa ,offbeat destination in Darjeeling

Located 35km from the bustling town Darjeeling, overlooking the confluence of River Teesta


Tinchuley ,offbeat destination in Darjeeling

Perched at an elevation of 5800ft, 32km from the Queen of Hills Darjeeling, is quaint mountain


Chatakpur ,offbeat destination in Darjeeling

Perched at an elevation of 7887ft on the hilltop above the quaint town Sonada is forest village


Sukhiapokhri ,offbeat destination in Darjeeling

Hidden beneath the misty white veil of fog at an altitude of 7198ft close to the Indo-Nepal border is a quaint


Chibo ,offbeat destination in Darjeeling

Hidden amidst the dense forest of pine trees is Chibo, a new found jewel of Kalimpong region. Chibo is a scenically blessed village


Sitong ,offbeat destination in Darjeeling

Surrounded by luxuriant orange orchard is a new found jewel of North Bengal called Sitong. Also known as the Orange Village,


Ramdhura ,offbeat destination in Darjeeling

Ramdhura, surrounded by the dense emerald forest of pine trees is a new found offbeat destination in North Bengal. Ramdhura


Rishikhola ,offbeat destination in Darjeeling

Rishikhola also spelt as Reshi khola is an offbeat destination located along the Sikkim Border in the Kalimpong of West Bengal.

Sillery Gaon

Sillery Gaon ,offbeat destination in Darjeeling

Sillery Gaon also spelt as Silery Gaon or Sillerygaon is a pictorial hamlet in Kalimpong District of West Bengal.

Icchey Gaon

Icchey Gaon ,offbeat destination in Darjeeling

Perched at an altitude of 5800ft is a serene hamlet called Icchey Gaon. Tucked amidst the alpine forest...