At the foothills of Bhutanese Himalayas is a small but growing town Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri district. Located 80km from Siliguri and 30km from Jalpaiguri, Dhupguri is surrounded by Mainaguri in the west, Goyerkata in the north, Joteswar Hat and Falakata in the east and Changrabandha in the south.
India is known for its dependency in the agricultural sector and same goes for this small yet prosperous town Dhupguri. Paddy, jute, betel nut and vegetables are produced in large quantities in and around Dhupguri. Dhupguri is notable for its cultivation of Potato which is directly exported to states like Bihar, Assam and entire north eastern states of India. In recent years, international trade has also built up in this region. Potatoes of Dhupguri are now available in the markets of Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. The government regulated wholesale market has helped the farmers in Dhupguri to achieve their success in a big way and make a mark in the agriculture map of the state. The regulated market, locally known as Dhupguri Hut, established a decade back for the wholesale transactions of all agriculture products is the second largest in West Bengal. Besides agriculture, small-scale industries are also budding in this small town of Jalpaiguri district. There are some places nearby Dhupguri which has spiked the interest of the visitor visiting Dhupguri like Jalpesh Shiva Temple, Lataguri, Birpara and Madarihat. Other than these, Dhupguri Lake is also one of the important tourist destinations in Dhupguri. It is also a weekend getaway for the travelers. Sonakhali Forest, Gorumara National Park and Jaldapara National Park and Mayer Sthan are also the tourist’s hotspots.
Spending your weekend with your loved ones beside a beautiful lake on the foothills of Himalayan region or exploring the dense forest area and blending in with the nature or visit to some of the most sacred place. Dhupguri offers the ideal spot for doing all these activities making it an ideal location to visit during your Dooars visit.