Jorethang, lies on the Rangeet River (tributary of the River Teesta), is the flourishing business centre shares its border with West Bengal. It is famous for its annual event called 'Maghe Mela'. It is an ideal place for river rafting and trekking.


Air: You can approach Jorethang in Sikkim from the Bagdogra Airport. It is about 124 kilometers away from the capital of Sikkim, Gangtok.

Rail: traveling to Jorethang by boarding a train from the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station.

Road: There are also many shared jeeps available to you that are destined for Pelling and Gangtok.


Maghey Mela

It is the major festival of Sikkim and north Bengal that last for 6 days whose popularity beckons people from far away from eastern Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. The festival showcase the culture and the traditions of Sikkim by different cultural programs, cultural shows, traditional cuisines, competitions. Maghey Mela is becoming popular every year, even last year it was recorded 5 lakh people attended the festival. The festival is held every year in the middle of January. Normally the duration of fair as long as week but it depends on local mela committee.

Things to do

River Rafting: River rafting is a major activity in this region. The turbulent river Rangit provides an ideal opportunity for white water adventure. The topographical variations where river rises from a higher point and suddenly drop to lower levels, is something mind boggling.

South Sikkim
Famous For
Tea Gardens