The father - son duo takes care of guest requierments here. Mr. Ruplal, the father was born in the upper ridges among the cinchona plantation in the 1960s and came here to set up a shop on the roadside.
Today he is a well known person of the area as a helpful person and a social worker. His son graduated from Sikkim university before joining him to help in developing the homestay.Even More...
Guest visiting our Jogighat lodge prefer to spend long hours on the riverbed next to the lodge. The river is safe for most of the year, but if you are travelling during the monsoon months, be careful as the water level in the hilly river can rise suddenly without much warning.
You can walk uphill to the Sepjey busty area where lots of Orange plantation with greet you. The area is also well known for birding, specially the rufous necked hornbill that attracts large number of visitors to Latpanchar area can be easily seen here too.Even More...
Mongpu is a common tourist visit from here. Since there are limited accommodation options at Mongpu, many visitors prefer to stay here and pay day visit to Mongpu. There is a Tagores memorial cum museum at Mongpu which houses many things used by the famous bard.
You can also visit the Siloam church and further uphill you can visit the century old Lepcha Monastery. Further a few kms is the location of Namthing pokhari and then Ahal dara view point. The area is large enough to keep you engaged for a full day sight seeing.Even More...
The summer weather here is on the warmer side. Occasionally the temperature may go up to 26 or 27 degrees...
The summer weather here is on the warmer side. Occasionally the temperature may go up to 26 or 27 degrees as well. Nights are always comfortable and you may need a light blanket even during summer months. Winters are comfortable with temperature rarely going below 10 degrees. Monsoon months witness heavy rainfall and being located on the riverbank, monsoon rains have a special significance here. After a heavy rain when the river gushes with water, the sound and sight of the fast flowing river is something to witness.
This is a large 4 storied building on the main road that is difficult to miss. The ground floor has a small shop and an eating area. The 1st and 2nd floor are where you have guest rooms. The top floor is where the hosts live.
The amenities at Sittong Jogighat lodge is basic but hyginic. It is a newly constructed concrete building with decent room size and attached toilets. All rooms have access to Balcony overlooking the river. All rooms are on the second floor which has to be climbed through stairs. The lodge has been approved by Ministry of Tourism (government of India) in 2018 as a Homestay. So the basic requirements of the government are all satisfied here.
There is a Dinning area for guests in the ground floor, food is also served in the room if required. Both veg and non-veg foods are available. There is no power backup or television in the room. There is a shop on the ground floor in case you need to buy any essentials. This is a big advantage as in most homestays in the villages, in case of an emergency requirement, you may have to go quite far to get a shop, this is not the case here.
Next to Jogighat Bridge at Lower Sittong, also known as Lower Toryok area.
|Room Type||MAP Plan||AP Plan|
|Standard Room (for 2 people)||₹ 2,100||₹ 2,500|
|Extra Person||₹ 900||₹ 1,100|
The easiest way to reach here is not via Sittong but via Mongpu. You can drive to Rambi Bazar on the National Highway 10 connecting Siliguri with Sikkim. From Rambi Bazar take the uphill drive to reach Mongpu, a historical place famous for its cinchona plantation, British bungalows and associated with Rabindranath Tagore who stayed here on a number of occasions.
From Mongpu taxi stand, take a downhill road and reach Jogighat about 5 kms away. The lodge is situated next to Jogighat bridge.Even More...