- 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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28 kms away from Siliguri on National Highway - 31A, Kalijhora is a small village on the road side. The town would be budging with activity during the winter months when horde of people from the plains used to visit Kalijhora for picnic.
Today the small village has lost its glory as the most popular picnic spot of the area. A huge Dam is being constructed over Teesta which has changed the landscape and made the picnic spot inaccessible.
There is a famous bungalow managed by the Public Works Department (PWD) at Kalijhora. The bungalow is known as the spot where famous Amitabh Bachchan movie “Barsat ki ek Raat” (Bengali ‘Anushandhan”) was filmed. Later the bungalow was destroyed during Gorkhaland movement of 1980’s and a new building has now been constructed at the spot. The forest office at Kalijhora also has a forest bungalow which is occasionally let out to tourists.
The Dam at Kalijhora can now be crossed on small vehicle and on the other side of the river you can drive through steep road to reach previously inaccessible villages such as Panboo, Barbatey, Joretar and Makum. On the other side of Teesta (the Western Side), there are a number of tourist destinations close to Kalijhora including Latpanchar, Mongpoo, Takdah, Chota and Bada Mangwa, Peshok, Lamahatta etc. Towards the south of Kalijhora, Sevok and Mongpong are nearby tourist attraction.