Rural Destination Kalimpong, River dam, Rural Destination, Rural tourism, Rural Village, and Wildlife
Jhalong is a small village situated on the banks of river Jaldhaka, near India-Bhutan border in the kalimpong district of West Bengal, India. It is just 99 kilometers from Siliguri, towards Bindu. A Hydro Electricity Project is constructed on the Jaldhaka River and it acts as a bridge for crossing over to Bhutan Jhalong is an first upcoming off beat tourist destination in the state of West Bengal. It is another lesser-trodden offbeat wonder of kalimpong district , situated on the bank of River Jaldhaka on the way to bindu from lataguri. The place is increasingly becoming popular among adventure enthusiasts and those who are interested in nature vacations. The place is situated along the foothills of the Himalayas and there are numerous activities that you can engage in. The Jhaldaka River flows near the place and a hydro electric project has been started recently. The Dam is an excellent place for picnics and there are several such picnic spots that are located in the region. Bird lovers can enjoy a varied collection of hill birds includes Kingfisher, Brown Dipper, Redstart, Laughing Thrush as well as migratory waterfowl here.
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Jhalong is becoming an upcoming destination among adventure enthusiasts and those who are interested in nature vacations. Jhalong is situated on the foothills of the Himalayas and there are numerous activities that you can engage in. Near by Dam at Bindu attracts various hill birds as well as migratory birds. Trekking is a popular activity in the region and the main routes lead to Tangta and Todey.
Bindu - Bindu Dam built on the Jaldhaka River to operate water supply of Jaldhaka Hydel Project. However, one can cross the dam only by foot. From there you can take a rare view of the snow Peak Mountains in winters. Bindu also famous for various hill birds as wel as some migratory waterfowl. It is situated just 8 kilometer from Jhalong.
Jaldhaka Hydel Project - The first hydroelectric project of India can be visited with the prior permission of the WBSEB authorities. Cardamom Curing Centre - On the way to Godak village, about 14 km from Bindu Government has set up a Cardamom Curing Centre. Cardamom is dyed and processed here before delivery. Godak is about 15 km from Bindu famous for a tribal Goddess.
By Road : North Bengal State Transport Corporation Buses, Bhutan Govt. Buses, Mini Buses, Assam Transport Corporation Buses, Private Buses and Taxi are available from Siliguri to Jhalong. Journey time from Siliguri to Jhalong is about 2 hours 30 minutes. The best option to visit Jhalong from Siliguri is Taxi.
By Rail : Jhalong is 99 kilometers away from Siliguri. New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri Railway Station are main railway station in this area. After you arrive at New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri, you can follow the road journey to reach Jhalong.
By Air : Nearest airport is Bagdogra. It is a domestic airport under Indian Army. All major air services are available from all over India. Distance between Bagdogra and Siliguri is 13 km. You can find out various vehicles to come in Siliguri, and then follow the above road or railway route.
On behalf of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, I would like to express my warm welcome to tourists from around the globe to the GTA region.
As one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations, my region rich in heritage, culture and natural resources offer a full range of travel experiences including eco-tourism locations that are both unique and sustainable. Our Tourism Department’s official portal will help you get all the details about the best tourist places, events, accommodations, and travel itineraries which will help you plan your tour by yourself. Lastly, I welcome you all again to ” The QUEEN OF HILLS”, Darjeeling. Be our guest because “HEAVEN IS MYTH BUT DARJEELING IS REAL”.
Shri Anit Thapa
Gorkhaland territorial administration
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