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A Day-Visit to Jhalong from Gorumara National Park

By JAGAT- [14-June-24] Gorumara National Park is a hidden gem in the north region of West Bengal in the Jalpaiguri district. Located in the Terai region of the Eastern Himalayan foothills, this medium-sized wildlife destination is a protected area for the Indian one-horned rhinoceros, rendered endangered in the IUCN list. This hidden scenic gem is situated on the banks of the Murti and Raidak rivers in the Dooars region. Other than the one-horned rhinos, Gorumara National Park also provides shelter to Asian Elephants, Royal Bengal Tigers, Bisons, Peacocks, Sambar Deer, Wild Dogs, Leopards and many more.

Visiting the national park during the winter season gives a rejuvenating experience amidst the lush greenery, complemented by pleasant weather and soothing sights of fauna and avifauna, and not to mention the mesmerizing scenic beauty. Gorumara Jeep Safari is the most satisfying activity to engage in, in the national park. Elephant safaris are also available in Gorumara National Park, however, in a very limited number. Apart from the jungle safari and exploring the watchtowers of the national park, wanderlusts can form a day tour of Jhalong village.

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Visit to Jhalong Village - How to Spend a Day

Jhalong is a quaint village located on the banks of the Jaldhaka River, near the India-Bhutan border in the Kalimpong district of West Bengal, India. Positioned 94 km from Siliguri, en route to Bindu, Jhalong is gaining recognition as an emerging offbeat tourist destination. The village lies along the scenic route from Lataguri to Bindu, nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas. A significant feature of Jhalong is the Hydro Electricity Project on the Jaldhaka River, which also serves as a bridge to Bhutan. This picturesque locale is increasingly popular among adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers, offering a variety of activities. The area is perfect for picnics, particularly near the dam. Birdwatchers will delight in spotting an array of hill birds such as Kingfishers, Brown Dippers, Redstarts, Laughing Thrushes, and migratory waterfowl. Jhalong, with its serene environment and abundant natural beauty, is a hidden gem in the Kalimpong district.

Jhalong, situated along the riverbank of River Jaldhaka at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, was initially renowned for its cardamom plantations. However, with its emergence as a unique destination in the Dooars region, camping by the Jaldhaka riverbank has become a popular activity, attracting adventurous travelers seeking new experiences.

To Reach Jhalong

If you are coming to Jhalong from Gorumara National Park, you can drive to reach Jhalong, 45 km from the national park. Otherwise, to reach Jhalong, the nearest railway station is New Mal Junction (40 km) and the nearest airport is Bagdogra International Airport (118 km). You will also get accommodation options if you wish to spend overnight at Jhalong. Homestays and hotels are available for staying at Jhalong, offering top-notch amenities.

The best part of visiting Jhalong is, it can be visited any time of the year. Due to its perfect location, the weather remains pleasant almost throughout the year. The peak season for tourism in Jhalong is from October to March or April when the winter makes the weather cool. On the other hand, many prefer to visit Jhalong in the months of June to September, to enjoy the spell of monsoon season and soak in the lush greenery in abundance everywhere.