Jorethang Tourism

Jorethang Tourism

Jorethang Tourism and Travel Guide

History of The City:?Jorethang at an elevation of 1,700 feet (518 meters) is a bustling town and an important transportation hub for SouthJorethang and West Sikkim.

It is not an important tourist destination but attractions include the Akar Suspension Bridge and the Sisney Temple. However, Jorethang is a gateway to Rinchenpong where one gets to experience Sikkimese village life and the hot springs and holy caves of Reishi.

Jorethang becomes vibrant in January when the town hosts the annual Maghey Mela which showcases the culture of the locals.

Transportation and communication

Nearest airport is Bagdogra in North Bengal which is 124kms and approximately 3 and half hours drive from Jorethang.There are Indian airlines and other airlines services operating from Bagdogra linking Kolkota, Guwhati and New

Temple in Jorethang
Temple in Jorethang

Delhi. Sikkim Tourism operates daily five seater helicopter service between Gangtok and Bagdogra connecting all civil flights.

Airport: Bagdogra (Distance: 112 km) Jorethang is only 3 hrs. journey from Airport. Private luxury vehicles are readily available on hire. Prepaid taxi counter is also available at Bagdogra.

Railhead: (NJP) New Jalpaiguri (103 km) Jorethang is only 3 hrs. journey from NJP. All Guwahati or North Eastern States bound trains are having stoppage at NJP. Private vehicles are available from railway station for Jorethang. Taxis are available for Jorethang from Siliguri almost everyday.The Sikkim Nationalised Transport(SNT) lies regular bus services Jorethangto all the major cities and towns in North Bengal and within the state.

Jorethang Road facts:?

Nearest Airport: Bagdogra (Distance: 112 km) Jorethang is only 3 hrs. journey from Airport. Private luxury vehicles are readily available on hire. Prepaid taxi counter is also available at Bagdogra.

Nearest Railhead: (NJP) New Jalpaiguri (103 km) Jorethang is only 3 hrs. journey from NJP. All Guwahati or North Eastern States bound trains are having stoppage at NJP. Private vehicles are available from railway station for Jorethang. Taxis are available for Jorethang from Siliguri almost everyday.

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