There are a lot of attractive places in Dooars and Jhalong is one of them. Just 99 km away from Siliguri, this beautiful hamlet is a lesser-trodden offbeat wonder of Dooars, situated in the Kalimpong District of West Bengal. Nestled on the bank of Eastern Himalaya on the bank of the Jaldhaka River, this hamlet is ideal for all the adventure seekers and tourists because of its astonishing beauty and mesmerizing travel destinations. Now if your plan is to travel from NJP to Jhalong but knows nothing about how to reach there, we are here to guide you from first to last. But first, let's talk about some of the attractive places in Jhalong.
Jaldhaka Hydel Project on the Jaldhaka River is one of the major attractions of Jhalong. This hydroelectric project is the first of its kind where the tourist has permission to visit the dam. As the dam is close to the Bhutan border, it acts as a bridge to connect India and Bhutan. You even get a mesmerizing view of mountains and a lot of birds can also be seen flying above the dam.
Bindu Dam is another attractive place in Jhalong. It was built to operate water supply to Jaldhaka Hydel Project. Situated just 8 km away from Jhalong, Bindu Dam also offers an astonishing view of snow-peaked mountains. Various beautiful birds can also be seen from here.
In order to travel from NJP to Jhalong, you have to come to Siliguri first by taking an auto. From there, North Bengal State Transport Corporation Buses, Bhutan Govt. Buses, Mini Buses, Assam Transport Corporation Buses, Private Buses, and Taxi usually run from Siliguri to Jhalong. And it usually takes two and a half hours to reach Jhalong.
Shared taxi or car is not available from NJP to Jhalong as it is an offbeat destination. Although you can hire a car from NJP to Jhalong, drivers usually ask for high fares and it will be hard for you to negotiate the price.
The nearest rail station of Jhalong is New Malbazar Junction at a distance of 26 km. This rail station is nicely connected with New Jalpaiguri Junction and New Jalpaiguri is connected with various major cities of India. After travelling from NJP to Jhalong, you have to again opt for a taxi to finally reach in Jhalong. With your heavy luggage, it is hard to change vehicles.
Jhalong does not have an airport and the nearest one is Bagdogra at a distance of 104 km. This airport is nicely connected with various major airports of the country. As a result, after landing at Bagdogra you have to hire a taxi to Jhalong. Here arises a problem too. As they ask for high fare it could be a little problematic to you.
To sum it up, the journey from NJP to Jhalong is not smooth as you might have been thought earlier. While traveling on the bus, you have to change many vehicles with your heavy luggage and even when you opt for the train, the journey is again not smooth. Therefore, to solve your problems, here at Himalayan Wheels, we offer a car rental service for you directly from NJP to Jhalong. The cars are quite good for travel and fit everyone’s budget. And most importantly, you can even return with us.