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Jhallong – A Storehouse Of Natural Beauty


Along the way to Kalimpong, on the banks of the river Jaldhaka is located the town of Jhalong, right at the foot of the Himalayas from where one can witness true scenic beauty the mighty ranges have to offer.


Jhallong tourism is greatly aided by its proximity to Siliguri, being just approximately 100 km from it. Jhalong is very close to the India-Bhutan border and a lot of Bhutanese influence is indeed felt in their food, traditions and festivals.

The Birds And The Bees

Jhallong is generally considered a birdwatcher’s dream come true with several species of hill birds like the Laughing Thrush, Redstart, Brown Dipper and other migratory ones. For a more inside look into the various bird species, one can also visit the Jhallong Tourism run bird sanctuary or the Gorumara Wildlife Sanctuary. One of the key attractions of Jhallong is a state of the art Hydro Electric Project on the river Jaldhaka.

Tourist Places In And Around Jhallong

The Bindu Dam makes for another popular tourist attraction and serves as a bridge that connects India and Bhutan. Among other attractions are the Cardamom Curing Center and Godak. Totopara rock is a small hillock around 22 km, which offers a great view of the Torsa river. One can also visit the Jaldapara National Park.

How To Reach Jhallong

Jhallong is one of the northern towns in West Bengal that operates regular buses to Bhutan and back. Siliguri Airport is the closest one that connects to Mumbai and Delhi.

Jhallong Weather

The weather in Jhallong is classified into summer, monsoon and winter. 

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How to Reach Jhallong

  • By Road
    Jhallong can be accessed by road via National Highways 31 and 31C from Siliguri and is a 90 kilometers from the city.
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  • By Train
    Jhallong is connected to Siliguri which is the railway station it uses.
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  • By Air
    The closest airport to Jhallong is Siliguri with connections to major Indian cities. It also connects to some International destinations.
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