Into the Dooars – Jhalong

While most tourists visit Dooars to take jungle safaris, but there are far more to been seen in Dooars other than wildlife. There are beautiful view points, villages and valleys that offer a wonderful variation and a special flavor to your trip.

Jhalong (also known as Jaldhaka), Paren and Bindu valley are three such places where you can enjoy wonderful scenic views and nature.

If you are making a day trip… best is to hire a private car. From Lataguri you need to first come to Chalsa (about 20kms) and take a right turn towards Nagrakata. From both Murti and Malbazar the distance to Chalsa is about 8 kilometers. However before reaching Nagrakata you will reach Khunia more (about 8 kilometers from Chalsa) and here you will turn left to the road which goes all the way to Gairibas and then onward to Jahlong, Paren and Bindu.

Jhalong is where Jhalong river has merged with Jaldhaka river. The Jaldhaka Hydel Project has also been established here and therefore Jhalong is also known as Jaldhaka. So both the names ‘Jhalong’ and ‘Jaldhaka’ are used interchangeably here although they mean the same place. (Source Material of the description of the place: https://www.darjeeling-tourism.com/darj_000214.htm) .

A Bridge redux
Jhalong Bridge & Jaldhaka River
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Close up of Jaldhaka River
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View from Gairibas View Point & Bhutan Hills
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Jhalong Park
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View from Gairibas View Point
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River Flow of Jaldhaka River from the Garibas Viewpoint
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View from Jhalong Rest House of WBFDC.
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Close up of Jaldhaka River from the Rest House
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View from Jhalong Rest House of WBFDC.
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Garden at the rest house
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Bindu Dam, Jaldhaka river

 

 

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