Sukhiapokhri


Sukhiapokhri

Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name=Sukhiapokhri
type = town
latd = 27.00 | longd = 88.14
locator_position=right
state_name=West Bengal
district=Darjeeling
leader_title=Chairman, DGAHC
leader_name= Subash Ghishing
altitude= 2194
population_as_of = 2001
population_total =
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area_telephone=91 354
postal_code= 734221
vehicle_code_range= WB-73, WB-74
footnotes =

Sukhiapokhri is a small hilly locality in the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region of West Bengal, India. Located, almost on the India-Nepal border, it is 11 km on the road from Ghum to Mirik. [ "A Road Guide to Darjiling", map on p. 16, TTK Healthcare Ltd, Publications Division, ISBN 81-7053-173 X.] One road from Sukhiapokhri leads to Manebhanjang and then on to the trekking tracks to Sandakfu and Falut along Singalila Ridge. [ [http://darjeeling.gov.in/treak.html Trekking] ] [ [http://www.himalayan-adventure.com/darjeeling/maneybhanjan.htm Maneybhanjan] ]

From Sukhiapokhri one can go to different tea gardens and other small towns or villages in the area. Jorepokhri is home of the salamander, the lizard like amphibian, now extinct in most parts of the world. There are several towns/ villages on India-Nepal border – Maneybhajang, Simana. [Agarwala, A.P. (editor), "Guide to Darjeeling Area", 27th edition, p. 34, ISBN 81-87592-00-1.] Sukhiapokhri has a police station. Maneybhanjang is within the Sukhiapokhri PS area.

Sandakfu is considered a trekkers’ paradise. The road up to Maneybhanjang is jeepable. Trekking into Sandakfu starts off from an altitude of 1,524 metres (5,000 feet) and gradually climbs up to 3,658 meteres (12,000 feet) through forests of rhododrendon, giant magnolias, spuce, other trees of subalpine region and more than 600 varieties of orchids. For those who are interested in flora the best period is April-May, but for the mountain gazers the best period is October-November. One has in a single stretch – Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Kumbhakarna, Kanchenjanga, Chomolhari and other peaks. [Agarwala, A.P. p. 82.]
Falut (meaning peeled summit or denuded peak), at a height of 3,638 metres (11,929 feet) is at the trijunction of West Bengal, Sikkim and Nepal. It is normally the end of the trekking route. [Agarwala, A.P. p. 84.]

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