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River Jaldhaka: Feel the Real Magic of Mother Nature Here

River Jaldhaka is a peaceful place situated at a distance of 100 kilometres from Siliguri. And, this river can be considered as the Trans boundary of India and Bhutan. It originates from the Kupup Lake which is in the south-eastern Sikkim and flows through Bhutan, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and then swiftly enters into Bangladesh, to join River Dharla. Hence, the river estimates roughly 192 kms, and hence the flow of the water is quite fast. The river flows through the valley which is at the foothills of the Himalayas, giving a picturesque view to the hamlet here. Jhalong, which is the other name for Jaldhaka is a small township which is feats for the searching eye and stimulating to the mind. And, as mentioned above, if you are a true nature lover, then you will definitely be tyhrilled at the site of elephants. And for the bird watchers, you can enjoy the sight of Pheasants, Cuckoos, Minivets, Flycatchers, Mynas, Orioles, Owls, Parakeets, Partridges, Sunbirds, Swallows, Swifts, etc, while residing here.

What You Can See Here And Around River Jaldhaka?

  • Nagrakata Tea Research Centre
  • Chapramari Forest, on the other side of the River Jaldhaka
  • Dhuley forest nearly 7 kilometers from Bindu via Parren Busty
  • You can trek for 3-4 hours to reach Dalgaon(17kms), a beautiful village from Bindu.
  • Lataguri,
  • Gorumara Forest Game Sanctuary,
  • Chapramari Forest Game Sanctuary,
  • Jhalong
  • Bindu
  • Jaldhaka Hydel Project,
  • Samsing and
  • Santalikhola
  • Lava,
  • Loleygaon,
  • Rishop,
  • Phuntsiling
  • Jaldapara Forest Game Sanctuary.

All of the above mentioned places are situated at a dostance of 20 to 120 km from Jaldhaka, and can be travelled by rented car.

How to reach Jaldhaka?

  • By Flight:

    Nearest airport is the Bagdogra airport from where you have to drive for 3 hours to reach Bindu, a settlement beside Jaldhaka.

  • By Road:

    You can take the state busses and travel along National Highway 31, to reach Duars, and then take a car to reach Jaldhaka. But, from if you wish to travel form siliguri, then it is roughly 115 kms from there.

  • By Railways:

    You can take a train and travel till Chalsa, which is near to Alipur Duar and then take a car to travel Jaldhaka through Chapramari.

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