Situated at the lower foothill of the Himalayan in North Bengal boarding with Bangladesh, Bhutan and North India State is Jalpaiguri, located 47km from Siliguri Jalpaiguri is the harbor of one of the richest natural beauties mainly tea plantations and deep forest teaming with the wild life in the north east region. Innumerable rivers and there tributaries enhance the picturesque beauty of the place. The rippling slopes covered with lush green teagardens and forests separated by meandering streams and small ethnic villages have made Jalpaiguri the most favored destination of the Dooars Region.
The surreal beauty of Jalpaiguri has ensnared the mind of people and evoked the feeling of fantasy in their heart since the early British rule. Jalpaiguri derives its name from the olive fruit, which is locally known as ‘jalpai’ it literally means a place where olives are found abundantly. Its name is also associated with Lord Shiva who is also known as Jalpesh, the presiding deity of the region. It got a magic which leaves you wanting for more and making you wonder is this real or just a fiction of mind but in reality it is there it is like a magical realm were all the wonders of nature can be found for the astounding view of the Himalayan range to the green luscious tea garden tingling your sensation and leave you wanting for more. The major forest area like Jaldapara, Gorumara and Chapramari fall under the Jalpaiguri district. A number of large and small rivers pass through the district including Teesta, Jaldhaka, Diana, Torsha, Neora, Murti etc. and Karala River which is known as the Thames of Jalpaiguri also flow through the town. Jalpaiguri is also famous for its tea garden there are large numbers of tea gardens producing the famous 'Dooars Tea' in this district. Aside from the astounding sights of the natural beauty there are many places in and around Jalpaiguri with historical significance and Rajbari Palace being the most prominent one. And there is Jalpesh Mandir one of the most sacred places for the devotees of Lord Shiva in Jalpaiguri.
Jalpaiguri has an untapped beauty from the soaring River Teesta flowing by its side to the rolling tea estate covering the land which can snare any nature lover in the bewitching charisma of this place. Feel the tranquility seep inside your soul as you take a stroll in the Karala river bank while watching the back drop view of the Himalayan range and basking in the serene environment of the Jalpaiguri.