Once the trading centre of the various commercial products located 60km from Jalpaiguri at an altitude of 88mt, Falakata is a town situated in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. In the olden times Falakata used to trade products and artifacts with the Greeks between the 1st and 2nd century B.C. until the end of 3rd century A.D. along the banks of the Hooghly River.
Falakata became one of the most important military and center of operation during the British Raj. There are any historic events which took place in Falakata during the 19th century. One of the most prominent events being the Sepoy mutiny, the British hanged sentenced an entire regiment to death. After the independence Falakata was under the administration of the West Bengal state and the localities were known as Bengali. Falakata is the melting pot for different religion people living in or around the area. Falakata not only an important historical essence in it but it is also act as a bridge for many picturesque locations. Falakata is located between Suntalekhola, Jaldapara, Cooch-Behar and Rajabhatkhawa. Situated at 85km away from New Jalpaiguri Falakata is also the access point to many tea plantation areas of the Dooars region and west Bengal hill. With the touch of history it also has many places to explore nearby like Neora Valley National Park, Chilapata Forest, Totopara, Siddhant Shiva Temple a scared place showing the great sculpting of the year 1843. Due to its geographical structure the best time to visit Falakata is from November to February when the weather is soothing and can leave the visitors rejuvenated.
Amble in the town which still has the reminisces of past era, Falakata is an ideal place to visit for the travelers who loves to know about the historical significance and as well as Falakata can also be the base for the adventure seeker who wants to explore the Dooars region which is famous for its natural beauty and trekking route through the dense forest area.