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  • The people of North Bengal are also a varied lot. The tea gardens brought in Tribals from Bengal and Bihar. The hill stations attracted people from neighboring Nepal, and the partition of 1947 brought in Hordes of Bengalis from Bangladesh.
  • The Hills, the jungles and the serene beauty of undulating tea gardens spread to the horizon.

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Bodaganj

Bodaganj is a village in the Baikunthapur forest area close to Siliguri and Jalpaiguri town. The area is close to river Teesta and is considered to be a place of historical significance. It is believed that Decoit Queen Devi Choudhurani and her ‘Guru’ Bhabani Pathak ruled the area and its forests. Bodaganj area is also home of Bhamri Devi temple which is one of the 51 piths of the Sakti sect. The area is close to Teesta river and there are places around bodaganj that are attractive for nature lovers as well.

Bhamri Devi Temple at Bodaganj

Getting There

Bodaganj is close to both Siliguri and Jalpaiguri town. There are a number of routes leading here. The easiest to follow is via Fatapukur, a small town midway between Jalpaiguri – Siliguri highway. From Fatapukur drive to Belakoba (4 kms) from here village roads will lead you to Bodaganj about 10 kms away. 

Around Bodaganj

Bhamri Devi temple is adjacent to Bodaganj village and is just 5 minutes walk from the village. The temple premise has idols of Shiva and Parvati and a number of other deities. Locals as well as people from the surrounding area visit here in large numbers. The temples of Bhabani Pathak and Devi Choudhurani are significant places but for the uninitiated tourists, the temple comes out as quite mundane. Shikarpur Tea garden nearby is also a good place to spend some time. Gajaldoba barrage is quite near Bodaganj can be visited easily from here.


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