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Bordered by Bhutan in the north and Bangladesh in the south, the name 'Jalpaiguri' translates the 'Town of Olive'; jalpai meaning 'olive' and guri meaning 'place'. The history of its naming goes back to 1900s owing to the rich plantations of olive. The city is the district headquarters if Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal. Stripped by tiny rivulets and dotted with small hilltops, Jalpaiguri is a tiny tourist town with endless vistas of tea plantations, gushing streams and elaborate rice farms, and is known for its heavy downpour. Primarily a rural district with 80% rural population mostly inhabited in forest villages, the town is popular for its untouched beauty and natural landscape.

While being a beautiful tourist destination, it is comparatively less crowded and undisturbed in nature. Jalpaiguri has tea gardens as far as your sight goes, rice plantations, hills covered with lush green bushes, breathtaking landscape and a small, closed town for you to discover.

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Who should visit Jalpaiguri?

The place is meant for nature lovers. Great for people who want to get away from city lives for a holiday and experience something completely different. This place is full of nature so people interested in seeing the rare face of nature should visit.

What is the best time to visit Jalpaiguri?

October to March
Jalpaiguri can be visited any time through the year, however the best time is October to March. Some visitors prefer visiting the town during the festive season, as the enthusiasm, excitement and unity of the ton is worth seeing then. During November and December, exclusive tourism festival called Teesta Tea and Tourism fest are celebrated, it is a great time to visit the city as these festivals are real fun to be a part of, there are multiple activities, water sports, cultural events happening, it is like the whole of Kolkata has come together at one place to extend a warm welcome to its tourists. In the months of February and March, the town celebrates Jalpesh Mela on the occasion of Shivratri with grand festivity.
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What is the local food in Jalpaiguri?

Try the local cuisine, maach bhaat and roadside puchkas.
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What are the places near Jalpaiguri?

The top places near to Jalpaiguri are Darjeeling which is 73 km from Jalpaiguri, Gangtok which is located 91 km from Jalpaiguri, Siliguri which is located 36 km from Jalpaiguri, Kalimpong which is located 65 km from Jalpaiguri, Lataguri which is located 21 km from Jalpaiguri

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Kumar Kislay

6 years ago
- If visiting Buxa National Park, start early. Wear sport shoes and carry ample light snacks and liquid in a bag pack with you.
- While visiting Panjhora, be careful by the lake and watchful with (Read More)the wild animals.
- Visit to Jalpaiguri can be clubbed with a visit to Dooars.
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