This famous temple in the Dooars area of North Bengal is one of the oldest temples in the region. It has religious as well as historic significance. The main temple was built during the time of the Gupta rulers of Bengal around 320 AD to 600 AD. The temple is dedicated to Jatileswar or Lord Shiva. It is under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India.
The temple is located about 10 km from the Maynaguri town of Jalpaiguri district. It is situated on the western side of river Jaldhaka close to the highway connecting Maynaguri with Dhupguri. The location of the Temple is about halfway between the two towns. About 8 km after Maynaguri on National Highway 31, you will reach Husludanga crossing. Leave the National Highway and take the right-hand road to Husludanga which is a small village. From here a small village road to your right will take you to the Jatileswar Temple.
Despite its historical significance, the Jatileswar temple is not visited by lots of tourists. As a result, the temple compound is not commercialized. There is no entry fee or fixed Dakshina that you have to pay. The temple compound is very large and full of trees. There are two water bodies within the temple complex and the main Shiva temple is located in the middle of a large pond.
There is no accommodation in the nearby area. The nearby accommodation is in Gorumara's surrounding area which is about half an hour’s drive. You can also travel here from Jalpaiguri town which is about 25 km away.