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"Nature's Call"

Jaldhaka Tourism

Jaldhaka is a valley town hidden in the hills of Darjeeling. It takes you back in time when nature was, all that man cared about. The place is one of those that will combine the beauty of a relaxation trip with the thrill of an adventure getaway.

In the hills of West Bengal, at the India- Bhutan border is Jaldhaka, a quaint hill station by the Jaldhaka river Valley. Rivers, mountains, ethnic Indian Bazaars, treks- you name it! If you want to get away from your hectic life in the urban jungle, then Jaldhaka is the place to be.

Things to do in Jaldhaka

1. Jaldhaka River Valley

Jaldhaka River Valley
The Jaldhaka river side is the most important attraction of this Valley. The clear blue flowing water, set amidst trees and rocks is one of the most serene and soothing sites in Jaldhaka.

2. Coronation Bridge

Coronation Bridge
The Coronation bridge is about 100 km away, but this unique bridge is a treat to see. The bridge was built in 1937, to commemorate the coronation of King George, the sixth, and Queen Elizabeth.

3. Gorumara

Gorumara
About 65.6 km away from Jaldhaka is the Gorumara National Park. The National Park is one of the most sought after sanctuaries in the country. Although the entire park is worth seeing, you may want to (Read More)keep some kind of a check list handy to make sure you don't miss out on the best of the Park.

4. Lataguri

Lataguri
58 km away from Jaldhaka is another highly sought after hill station of West Bengal- Lataguri. Lataguri is a much bigger town. It has some very interesting places to offer, including Rover's Point and (Read More) Jayati Mahakal caves.

5. Chapramari National Park

Chapramari National Park
69.2 km away From Jaldhaka is the second major Sanctuary of the region- The Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary. Once in the Sanctuary, the most important thing is that you do not miss out on any of the num (Read More)erous animals that it houses.

6. Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary

Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary
Jaldhaka has its fair share of National Parks. 50 km away is yet another National park- The Jaldapara National Park. Set by the banks of Torsa river, the park is spread over a staggering 216.5 sq km o (Read More)f land.

7. Jalpaiguri

Jalpaiguri
Jalpaiguri is the closest major town. Located at a distance of only 35 km, it can be accessed easily through a one hour drive. One of the most beautiful sights at Jalpaiguri is the Teesta River. The s (Read More)unset at this river is breath taking

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How to Reach Jaldhaka

How to Reach Overview

Jaldhaka can be reached from both Siliguri and Kalimpong. The nearest railway station from Jaldhaka is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. The nearest airport is at Bagdogra which is around 100 km away from the valley. Jaldhaka is well connected by roads as well.

How to reach Jaldhaka by flight

Jaldhaka is one of the few hill stations in the country that give you the option of air travel. The nearest airport is at Bagdogra, about 110 km away. Getting a taxi to drive you to the hill town from the airport is easy and feasible.

How to reach Jaldhaka by road

Jaldhaka is well connected with motorable roads. They roads are well maintained. Jaldhaka is nearly 650 km from Kolkata, 69 km from Siliguri and 51 km from Darjeeling. Also, regular buses are available from nearly all nearby places and even from Kolkata.

How to reach Jaldhaka by train

Travelling by train is also quite convenient. The nearest station is New Jalpaiguri which is about 30 km from Jaldhaka. You can easily hire a taxi to travel the rest of the distance at cheap rates.

Local transport in Jaldhaka

Intra City commuting is not very difficult. Cabs and autos are easily available in the market area. They will take you around the place, for standard fares. But if you plan to travel to a distant place, it's best if you request your hotel for a cab or a taxi. tell them the of the places you want to visit, so that they can make suitable arrangements.

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FAQs on Jaldhaka

What is famous about Jaldhaka?

Since it is rarely visited by tourists, it has unexploited natural beauty.

What is not so good about Jaldhaka?

It does not have much to explore. Very few eating joints.

Who should visit Jaldhaka?

Jaldhaka is an ideal destination for people who are looking for a relaxing trip along with the thrill of an adventure. It can be visited by families with kids. Since it is an urban jungle, it takes you close to nature.

What is the best time to visit Jaldhaka?

If you plan to go to Jaldhaka and make the most of your trip, then going at the onset of winter is an ideal option. The place experiences heavy rainfall around May- June and the summers can become quite uncomfortable with the sharp sun directly overhead. Hence, winters are the best time to enjoy this stunning town.
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What is the local food in Jaldhaka?

Jaldhaka is a hill station that is on its way to being the next major mountain destination of the country. So, obviously, the food options aren't very many. But there are some places that serve excellent, authentic Bengali food. These small stalls and eating joints can be found in the marketplace, in addition to your own hotel.
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What is the best way to reach Jaldhaka?

Jaldhaka can be reached from both Siliguri and Kalimpong. The nearest railway station from Jaldhaka is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. The nearest airport is at Bagdogra which is around 100 km away from the valley. Jaldhaka is well connected by roads as well.
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What are the things to do in Jaldhaka?

The top things to do in Jaldhaka are Jaldhaka River Valley, Coronation Bridge, Gorumara, Lataguri, Chapramari National Park, Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary. You can see all the places to visit in Jaldhaka here

What are the places near Jaldhaka?

The top places near to Jaldhaka are Gangtok which is 110 km from Jaldhaka, Darjeeling which is located 108 km from Jaldhaka, Dooars which is located 25 km from Jaldhaka, Jaldapara wildlife sanctuary which is located 26 km from Jaldhaka, Cooch behar which is located 34 km from Jaldhaka

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Kumar Kislay

4 years ago
- Jaldhaka is a small, sleepy town. The place has fairly pleasant temperature all through the year. Though the winter season is quite predictable, you may want to carry some extra warm clothes, just (Read More)in case it gets chilly.
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