Jhalong | bindu

One of the best tourist spot of Dooars is Jhalong or Jhalung (ঝালং), situated on bank of Jaldhaka River. Distance from Mal Bazar to Jhalong 43 K.M. via Chalsha and Khunia-more. Take left turn from Khunia more to Jaldhaka valley and Chapramari forest or Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary will be on your left toward Jhalong. Chapramari forest or Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary is the home of most of the wild animals like Leopards, Elephants, Indian Gaurs, deer boars. The road to Jaldhaka valley from Khunia through Chapramari forest is picturized and breathtaking.  Hurst will be reduced after crossing Chapramari forest, after then you can see Kumai Beat office of forest department. If you go a little longer, there will be cinchona and ipecac plantation and lots of therapeutic plants, these plants are very useful for medicine manufacture.

Jhalong Home Stay

          You will reach to Gairibas village after crossing Kumai village by light ascent way, Gairibas is the large village before Jhalong on this route, all residents are Gorkhas of this village, they are all honest and hardworking human being. They always welcome you with smiling faces. The way to Jhalong from Gairibas is very charming and goes upto Bindu (on India & Bhutan border) left side of the road is standing hill and another side is Abyss surrounded by deep jungle.

          After the climb journey you can see wide valley of Jaldhaka river and Jaldhaka hydro power project plant, a must see spot in Dooars region on the other side of river is Bhutan. Most of the people from this village are directly or indirectly engaged with this hydro project and dam. Number of orange gardens is there, Jhalong market covered with lots of oranges on month of November and December, you can by as much as you need, and these are all very cheap in rate and so good in taste. Each and every Wednesday day there is a mart (Weekly village market) at Jhalong.

Accommodation in Jhalong

Jaldhaka Homestay is best option and good accommodation near Jhalong, Bindu at lap of nature and address is: 2 no. F/6 Jaldhaka, Darjeeling. This homestay located at calm and quite place, walking distance from the river Jaldhaka, very close to Bhutan. Days spent with Jaldhaka Homestay will be memorable, come and stay with traditional Gorkhas hospitality.

Tariff Details:

Common toilet & bathroom:

Single Occupancy

Rs. 1000/

Double Occupancy

Rs. 1200/ (max. 3 person)

Extra Bed

Rs. 300/


Attached toilet & bathroom:

Single Occupancy

Rs. 1200/

Double Occupancy

Rs. 1400/ (max. 3 person)

Extra Bed

Rs. 300/

 Jaldhaka Homestay provides facilities like..

  • Ø  Taxi for local sightseeing
  • Ø  Trekking
  • Ø  Fishing
  • Ø  Arrangement of Bon-fire on payment of Rs.1000/ (excluding food items)

How to Reach Jhalong

Nearest railway station is New Mal Jn. distance from Jhalong is 40 KM. around an hrs. driving through Chapramari forest, Kumani road and Khunia-Jhalong road. Second nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri or NJP, distance around 95 K.M. NJP well connected with all major cities of India. Darjeeling mail, Teesta-Torsa express, Saraighat express, Kanchankanya express etc. connects with Kolkata. Only Kanchankanya express goes to New Mal Jn. from Kolkata (Sealdah).

Nearest airport is Bagdogra, distance from Jhalong is 105 K.M, it’s around two and half to three hrs. journey. Cars are available from airport, Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri station. Public trasprotatin also available from Siliguri bus stand, take buses toward Lataguri, Samsing up to Malbazar, then book or hire car, are around Rs.45/ to Rs.50/. You can hire car from New Mal or from Malbazar, contact Mr. Sunil Thappa, owner, driver of a big Bolero car cum guide, a very fine and honest person, he has good knowledge about locality, local history, describes all about the tourist locations. Call him directly on +91 9733331015  let him know that you got his number from us (RiddhiMart.com), you will get discounts and special treatments.

Best Season to Visit Jhalong

Jhalong can be visited throughout the year; weather remains more pleasant in November to March. Another best time to visit Jhalong is September to October- monsoon and post monsoon season to enjoy the lush green greenery throughout valley of Jaldhaka, the river gets in full force.

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