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Jaldhaka

At 1500ft above sea level Jaldhaka river valley is a prospective tourist destination of Dooars. The river valley is located under Kalimpong sub-division and is cut off from the rest of the Darjeeling district by a mountain ridge descending south-east from Reche-la of Neora Valley National Park and is separated from Bhutan by the Jaldhaka River.

Forests

The river valley and its surrounding hills are not a single destination but consists of a number of small villages that are interesting destinations for tourists looking for a secluded and off the beaten track vacation.

The more important villages of Jaldhaka valley and its surrounding area includes Jhalong, Bindu, Paren, Gairibans, Godak, Todey, Tangta, Rongo, Maurey etc. Some of these villages such as Rongo forest, Todey Tangta etc. are not exactly on the Jaldhaka valley but on the nearby hills, but together they form part of the same tourist circuit.

Jaldhaka River

The Jaldhaka river originates at Kupup lake in East Sikkim Zuluk tourist circuit area. From here it flows partly through Bhutan and partly through Bhutan Bengal boarder. The last stretch of its Himalayan journey is through the Jaldhaka river valley referred to here. From the Himalaya it enters the Dooars plains and slowly takes a much larger and stronger form thanks to its many tributaries. The river passes through the East of Gorumara forest and takes a south eastern path. Through Jalpaiguri and Coochbehar district it passes before entering into Bangladesh near Mathabhanga in Coochbehar district. In Coochbehar district the river takes the name Singimari. After entering Bangladesh river Jaldhaka again changes name to Dharla and flows into Brahmaputra near Kurigram.

Jaldhaka Dam

A dam over Jaldhaka river was build at a place called Bindu for electricity production. Although the dam has become sick over the years, the dam site has now become a tourist attraction.

Getting There

The Jaldhaka valley area can be reached on road. If you travel West to East through the arterial Dooars road of NH 31, you will reach Khunia crossing situated between Chalsa and Nagrakata. From the Khunia crossing the road running North takes you to the Jaldhaka area about 20 kms ahead.

Gorumara forests, the major hub of tourist activity in Dooars, is roughly 30 to 50 kms from the valley. This makes it ideal for tourists visiting gorumara to spend a day visiting these hilly destinations.

Jaldhaka can be reached from Siliguri, (90Kms) and from Kalimpong (135Kms). Apart from the natural surroundings, the hydro-electric power project situated 5 Km from the Bazaar is the center of attraction here. The nearest rail station is Malbazar with stoppage of a few long distance trains. The nearest airport, as for any other destination of Dooars, is Bagdogra about 100 kms away.

Accommodation

The better tourist accommodation in the area is at Humro Home Paren. This is a nice little eco-resort just 3 kms from Jhalong Market in a secluded forested hill. For further details, you may visit Humro Home website here or fill the form below and our executives will assist you with the booking.


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