Overview

Jalpaiguri is an important town in the Indian state of West Bengal. Situated 47 km southeast of Silguri, Jalpaiguri is the divisional headquarters of the North Bengal region. Jalpaiguri is famous for its rich culture and old tradition of folk music and dance. Set along the banks of River Karala, the town is known as a major hub of tea industry for many decades. Major attractions of the town include Roman Catholic Church, Jalpaiguri Rajbari, Jalpaiguri Nawab Bari, Jubilee Park, Rabindra Bhawan, Teesta Udyan, Jogomaya Kalibari Temple and Kali Temple. Other places of interest close to Jalapiguri are Jalpesh Temple (15 km) and Jaldapara WIldife Sanctuary (50 km). Jalpaiguri is home to New Jalpaiguri railway station, which is served by the world famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railways. The toy train to Darjeeling passes through lush tea gardens, lofty picturesque mountains and offers spectacular views en-route.