Jalpaiguri known for tea gardens, rice plantation and heavy rainfall is the largest district in North Bengal. It is bounded by Bhutan to the north and Bangladesh to the south. The district is famous for offering passage to famous tourist destinations like Darjeeling and Gangtok, Kalimpong, Kurseong and Mirik. Small towns like Alipurdwar, Jaigaon and Birpara fall under the jurisdiction of Japaiguri district and is a major railway station, located 2.5 to 3 km away from the town of Siliguri. It forms more of plains, at the base of the Himalayas. The major population comprises Bengalis and Gorkhas and other minor communities like Marwaris and Biharis. Main attraction of the destination is Mahananda Weir Wildlife Sanctuary, which is shelter to various wildlife and bird species. Salugara Monastery relaxes mind and Coronation Bridge is another attractions of the region.
Nearest railhead is New Jalpaiguri Junction Railway Station that lies under control of North East Frontier Railways. Bagdogra Airport, is the nearest airport. Buses also ply from Tenzing Norgay Central Bus Terminal and private taxis can also be hired. Favourable time to visit New Jalpaiguri is September to December. Other places in the town that can be visited are Teesta-Udyan, Jubilee Park (Teesta River), Rajbari in Raikatpara, Jalpesh temple and Panchmukhi Balaji temple, Karala riverside in Samajpara and Jogmaya Kalibari in Temple Street.
Jalpaiguri - THINGS TO KNOW