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Jalpaiguri
Jalpaiguri

Jalpaiguri is the major district of North Bengal, cover an area 6,245 sq.km. It is located between 26° 16' and 27° 0' North latitudes and 88° 4' and 89° 53' East longitudes. The district was recognized in 1869.
The headquarters of the region are at Jalpaiguri township, which is also the divisional headquarter of north Bengal and has its special significance in respect of tourism,

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forest, hills, tea gardens, picturesque beauty and after all a broad diversity of tribes like the Totos, etc.
The name Jalpaiguri came from the utterance "jalpai" means "olive" which grew in the town and were seen even in 1900. The suffix "guri" means a situate. The name as well is related with Jalpesh, the presiding divine being (Shiva) of the total area.

Climate
The average annual rainfall is 3160 mm and the average temperature ranges from 30.9 to 10.8 degrees throughout the year. The average relative humidity is about 82%.

Access
It is well associated by rail, road and air from any part of the state. One can avail train up to Jalpaiguri / Jalpaiguri Road / New Jalpaiguri Stn. By road it is well associated with rest of the country. Air travel is obtainable up to Bagdogra (Siliguri) and from there it is well attached by a 58 km. road.

Places of Interests

Buxar: Indo-Bhutan boundary
It is just on the Indo-Bhutan boundary 2600 ft over from sea height. Even in the present day, the decaying fort has some nostalgic values. The Buxa Tiger Reserve took form in 1983. In 1992, it was acknowledged as a National Sanctuary. It extends over an area of 765 sq km, deeper with Cotton, Sal, Teak, Sishu and Eucalyptus trees. Wandering throughout Buxa would expose its magnificence.A trip to Sinchula on the Indo-Bhutan border can be a great weekend.
Rupam valley is a paradise for nature's splendor. Manas River flows on the east side of Buxa which is known as Manas Sanctuary. The crest of the Bhutan Mountains stands guard on the north side. On an approach, one can move towards the Dima, Bala, Jayanti and Kamlong rivers.
A pleasing view in the winters-the Kamlong River gets the color of oranges-Kamola-so the name, Kamlong.
Jayanti is a sacred place; here the principal deity Devi Jayanti is worshipped. There are three other cave temples, one devoted to Brahma-Vishnu- Mahesh-wara, the second to Bholanath and another is to Devi Mahakali. Shivaratri is celebrated here with splendor and magnificence.
Duars
The word Duars means entrance of Bhutan. The Duars extends over 4750 sq km covering both of Jalpaiguri and Coochbehar. Varieties of birds and trees are exclusive to Duars. Torsa, Teesta, Jaldhaka, Raidak, Sankosh, Kaljani all along with more than a few other mountainous rivulets, running through Duars, give it an additional liveliness. Duars is the native soil of numerous tribes of the Mundas, Ravas and Totos. There three reserve forests are Jaldapara, Goru-mara and Chapramari.
In Malbazar, there is a tea-garden and at the centre there is a beautiful valley of flowers with the orchid house at its centre.
People can have a step over to Jalpesh temple, constructed by Raja Jalpesh of Pragjyotishpur in 1665, in a Muslim fashion.

Siliguri
Jaldapara Reserve Forest
Gorumara Reserve Forest
Jalpesh Siva temple


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