Jhalong, a mesmerizing hamlet, is one of the attractive places in Dooars. Just 99 km away from Siliguri, this beautiful hamlet is a lesser-trodden offbeat destination of Dooars. Situated in the Kalimpong District of West Bengal and on the bank of the Jaldhaka River, this magnificent hamlet is an ideal place for all the adventure seekers and tourists. Now, if you are planning to visit this place from Bagdogra but knows nothing about how to reach Jhalong, we are here to guide you from first to last. But first, let's see some of the attractive places in Jhalong.
Jhalong's one of the major attractions is the Jaldhaka Hydel Project on the Jaldhaka River. This hydroelectric project is the first of its kind where the tourists can visit the dam. The dam is close to the Bhutan border and it acts as a bridge to connect India and Bhutan. The astonishing view of the mountains and many birds flying above the dam is a bonus for the tourists from this place.
Bindu Dam is another alluring place in Jhalong. This dam operates water supply to Jaldhaka Hydel Project. Situated just 8 km away from Jhalong, Bindu Dam also offers an astonishing view of snow-peaked mountains to the tourists. From Bindu Dam, various beautiful birds can also be seen.
There are no buses available from Bagdogra to Jhalong. The distance between them is approximately 102.2 km and it usually takes 2 hours 44 minutes depending on the road condition. In order to take a bus, you can come to Siliguri first. From Siliguri, North Bengal State Transport Corporation Buses, Bhutan Govt. Buses, Mini Buses, Assam Transport Corporation Buses, Private Buses, and Taxi usually run to Jhalong.
Shared taxi is not available from Bagdogra to Jhalong. This is a huge drawback if you want to save some car fare. But if you want comfort as well as want to save some car fare, you can always opt for the Himalayan Wheels car rental service.
Jhalong does not have a railway station and the nearest railway station is New Mal Junction at a distance of 26 km. This railway station is nicely connected with the New Jalpaiguri Junction. So, if you want to travel by train, go to NJP and get a train to New Mal Junction first. After reaching New Mal Junction, again get a taxi to finally reach Jhalong. The journey is full of hassles. But if you opt for a pre-booked car from Himalayan Wheels, you can travel from Bagdogra to Jhalong without even a single worry.
As an offbeat destination, there is no airport in Jhalong. The nearest airport is Bagdogra itself. This particular airport has a connection with various major airports in India. But after arriving at Bagdogra, you have to get a taxi and the taxi should be always from the Himalayan Wheels because the Himalayan Wheels is the only one who provides the best car at a reasonable price.
Himalayan Wheels has made the returning process as smooth as the traveling journey. Now, you don't have to worry about how you can return from the place you recently enjoyed. Just pre-book a car from Himalayan Wheels and our experienced driver will pick and drop you to your desired location. So, the next time you plan an escape from your ordinary life, don't forget to try us once.