Jalpaiguri is a district of West Bengal. The tea gardens, rice plantations and heavy rainfall here is popular. The specialities of this place are the vast forest area, turbulent rivers gushing out of the steep gorges, and the beauty of the Himalayas. There are various Sanctuaries, National Parks & Tiger Reserves situated here. Adventure lovers can trek to Rupang Valley & Buxa-Duar in Buxa Tiger Reserve. Jalpeshwar and Jatileshwar are the two ancient temples here. Buxa Fort is the place where prisoners were kept before independence.
The nearest tourist attractions of Jalpaiguri are:
Gorumara : The place is located 52 kms from Jalpaiguri. The main inhabitants here are Rhinoceros, Elephant, Gaur, Leopard, Hornbill etc. The scenic landscapes, magnificent forests, tall grown grasses and babbling streams add to the beauty of the park.
Chapramari: At a distance of 20 kms from Gorumara is Chapramari. This wildlife Sanctuary is situated about 70 kms from Jalpaiguri. The main inhabitants here are Elephant, Gaur, Leopard etc. The place offers its visitors magnificent views of the Kanchanjunga and other Himalayan peaks.
Chalsa: The place is about 57 kms from Jalpaiguri. On the way to Chalsa is a deep forest and tea gardens. The scenic beauty of the tea gardens and deep forest can be very well enjoyed from the top of the hill. The Kurti river flows down the small hillock there.
Jaldapara National Park: The forest here is covered with tall elephant grasses. The main attraction here is the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros. The other inhabitants include the Royal Bengal Tiger and other animals like Gaur, Leopard, Sambar, Chital, Hog Deer, Barking deer etc.
Murti: About 60 km away from Jalpaiguri is the famous scenic spot Murti. To enter the National Park and Sanctuary here you have to collect day visit pass from Lataguri Interpretation Centre.
Jalpesh: The place is located about 25 kms from Jalpaiguri. Here there is a famous temple of Lord Shiva built by the cooch king Prannarayan.
Khuttimari: This is a famous tourist spot about 70 kms from Jalpaiguri. The place is famous for its scenic spot and wildlife sighting.
Buxa Tiger Reserve & Buxa Duar: The tiger reserve is located near Alipurduar town of Jalpaiguri. The main inhabitants here are tiger, Leopard (Black Panther also), Elephant, Clouded Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Barking Deer, Gaur, Pangolin, and Python. There is a famous prison fort in Buxa Duar.
Rajabhatkhawa: About 15 kms from Alipurduar town is Rajabhatkhawa. There is a Nature Interpretation Centre and Tiger Rescue Centre here. You can find a large variety of flora and fauna here.
Jayanti: This is a forest village about 30 kms from Alipurduar. The place is famous for its rich variety of wild life and scenic beauty. The creep up on cave here popularly known as 'Jayanti Mahakal' and 'Pookri Pahar' are the main attractions here.
The other main scenic places here are Bodaganj, Ambari, Kathambari, Odlabari, Totopara, Nilpara, Chilabata, Kodalbosti, and Raimatang.
Pedal boating is available at Teesta Udyan and Eco city. You can also find many restaurants around Jalpaiguri serving varieties of delicious cuisines.
The nearest airport to Jalpaiguri is Bagdogra and the nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri.
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