Wildlife Sanctuary and Wild Life pine forest, Salamander, Wildlife, and Wildlife sanctuary
The Jore Pokhri Wildlife Sanctuary is famous as it name defines the area beside a lake.From Darjeeling it is about 21kms and can be reached from the road to Mirik. Located at an altitude of 7,400 ft, the main feature of Jorpokhi is its twin lakes after which the place has been named. ‘Jor’ means two and ‘pokhri’ stands for a lake or water tank. The surroundings of the sanctuary are flourished with huge flora and fauna.
A small lake at Jorepokhri is 20km. from Darjeeling harbors the high altitude animals like Himalayan Newt or Salamander. The forest is artificially decorated and offers some breathtaking views. Himalayan Salamander is one of the rarest and oldest amphibian creature existed before the giant dinosaurs. Once regarded as totally extinct from this planet earth, it was found living in the hills of Darjeeling in 1964 at Jorepokhari. It is understood that this Himalayan Salamander is a very premitive and highly endangered species. This Himalayan newt has rough-skin, measuring about 160 mm to 170 mm when it reaches full adulthood. This species mostly confined to Eastern Himalayan, from 4000 ft. to 8000 ft. elevation in this mountain region. This extremely rare amphibian, which is found, in the hills of, Darjeeling ,is called “Goro” by the local people.
Jorepokhari wildlife sanctuary map
How to Reach :
By Air: The closest airport is at Bagdogra.
By Rail: The closest railway station is the New Jalpaiguri (NJP).
By Road: The sanctuary is arranged very close to the India-Nepal border and from Ghum to Mirik it is 21 km from Darjeeling, you can reach Jore Pokhri Wildlife Sanctuary.
Accommodation: Accommodation facilities are available in Jorepokhri by (GTA) Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Tourism Department.
For Booking of Tourist Lodge Jorepokhri, Contact Tourism Department of Gta.
Deputy Director Of Tourism, GTA
Silver Fir Building, Bhanu Sarani
The Mall Darjeeling-734101.
Tel: (0354)-2254214 / 2254879 / 2255351
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