Located 56km from Jalpaiguri at an altitude of 218mt is a cantonment town, Binnaguri at the Jalpaiguri District in West Bengal. Binnaguri lies close to the Bhutan and Nepal border, the Bhutanese town of Samchi is just at a distance of 10km from Binnaguri. Historically Samchi is one of the 18 gates of Bhutan through which the Bhutanese used to travel to India’s plain. There is a grass called Binn and it is said that Binnaguri get its name from this grass where ‘Binn’ stands for the grass and ‘Guri’ stands for the particular places.
The economy of Dooars region has always been backed by the tea plantation and in the recent year tourism has also played a major role and same can be said for this town Binnaguri. There are many tea garden in the nearby area of Binnaguri but the prominent amongst which are the Binnaguri Tea Estate (Binnaguri Tea Co. Pvt. Ltd. Kolkata), Moraghat Tea Estate (Binaguri Tea Co. Pvt. Ltd. Kolkata), Telepara Tea Garden, Banarhat Tea Garden, Karbala Tea Garden, Lakhipara Tea Garden, and Gandrapara Tea Garden. Recently the tea business in the west Bengal has rapidly decline due which the unemployment in and nearby area has increased in Binnaguri. Although most of the production the tea garden has decline in the recent years but the alluring charm of the tea garden has remain intact despite the low productivity. Apart from the tea garden the major attraction nearby Binnaguri is Jaldapara National Park home of the Asiatic one-horned Rhino which is 30km from Binnaguri. It is a national park which lies on the foothills of Himalayas along the bank of river Torsa. The Bhutanese town Samchi is also close by 10km in North from Binnaguri and the monastery of Samchi is worth the visit. Binnaguri is well connected to places like Birpara, Dhupguri. And there is a railway route in Binnaguri making it easier to travel in and around Binnaguri.
See the mesmerizing view of the river Teesta with the backdrop view of the lofty mountains from the coronation bridge on the way to Binnaguri and be awe-inspired with the astounding beauty of charismatic tea garden surrounding Binnaguri and feel the serene ambiance of the Samchi Monastery feel your sense uplift your spiritual energy. A visit to Binnaguri will add up to experience and moments which you can cherish throughout your life.