Jhalong, Dooars

Jhalong Tour & Travel Guide

Jhalong: Travel through the less-traveled path in the Dooars region and set yourself free from the tedious monotonous lifestyle by visiting Jhalong, one of the less trodden destinations.

Situated 99 km from Siliguri, Jhalong is a quaint village along the riverside of Jaldhaka near the Indo- Bhutan border on the way to the Bindu River. Jhalong has attracted many travelers with its pictorial views and serene ambiance. The major attraction of the Jhalong is known to be the Hydro Electricity Project on the Jaldhaka River.

Jhalong can be visited with ease with the help of the North Bengal Guide's Dooars Tour Package. As every facility such as pick up, drop off, accommodation, sightseeing, and more will be included in the package, you don't have to bear any hassle at all. Click on our tour packages section to browse through our packages.

Sightseeing Attractions in and Around Jhalong

The hydroelectric project on the Jaldhaka River is the first of its kind in India and it also acts as a bridge to cross over Bhutan which makes the visitor more inquisitive about Jhalong. Jhalong also has the largest marketplace in the area and villagers from all over the area gather at this marketplace. Just across the Jaldhaka river is Bhutan. Even the nearby Bhutanese villagers depend on Jaldhaka Market for their day-to-day purchases. The market is a melting pot of cultural diversity with Nepali, Bengali, Marwari, Adivasis, Rajbanshis, and the Bhutanese people all coming here for their daily requirements. This marketplace gives you a great opportunity to observe the diverse culture of Jhalong. Jhalong is also a great place for birding since the large reservoir provides a great opportunity for bird lovers to enjoy a varied collection of hill birds as well as migratory water fouls.

Eurasian Wryneck, Crested Kingfisher, Brown Dipper, Hodgson's Redstart, Salty-backed Forktail, Little Forktail, and Rufous-necked Laughing thrush are some of the recorded species of found in Jhallong. Trekking is another popular activity to partake in when you are in Jhalong along with the trekking trail leading towards Tangta and Todey. But if you are looking for a laid back weekend with your loved ones then camping on the bank of River Jaldhaka in Jhalong is sure to woo you, a campsite under the sky full of stars with bewitching flames of a campfire along with the sound of the flowing river a perfect way to spend your time with your loved ones amidst the nature.

Jhalong Homestay and Hotel Information

Jhalong is one of the promising tourist destinations in the region of Dooars. In Jhalong, you will get to see many home stays, resorts, and government accommodations. Jhalong River Camp is maintained by the West Bengal Forest Department Corporation (WBFDC). The accommodation offers amenities like a swimming pool, full-service laundry, room service, buffet dinner, cozy spacious rooms, etc. The private resorts also offer all the finest amenities guests usually require for a comfortable night stay. Our Dooars Packages include the most popular accommodation in Jhalong that offers major amenities for the guests.

Getting There

By Air: Jhalong does not have its own airport and just like other destinations in Dooars, Jhalong relies on Bagdogra Airport which is located at a distance of around 110 km. From Bagdogra Airport, you require to rent a cab in order to reach the village.

By Train: New Mal Junction is the closest railway station to Jhalong. The other nearby railway stations is Dalgaon, New Maynaguri, Dhupguri, etc. However, the major nearby railway station is New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP) which is located at a distance of around 100 km.

By Road: Jhalong, being a quite popular tourist destination in Dooars, is well connected with many nearby major cities. A rented car from Siliguri will easily help you reach Jhalong via NH 17. The approximate distance from Siliguri to Jhalong is around 100 km.

Ideal Time for Jhalong Tour

The astounding sight of the soaring River Jaldhaka with the backdrop view of the lofty mountain in Jhalong can make any nature lover or adventurer's heart and soul fill with the feeling of peace and tranquility. Jhalong has a captivating charisma of its own and there is no best season to visit this place. However, the months of October and November are considered to be the best months to go for a Jhalong Tour. The weather will be quite pleasing and the current of the Jaldhaka River will be also moderate. As a result, you can enjoy bathing in the river.

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