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Doorstep of Sikkim and Bhutan

  • General Information

    Other Name: New Jalpaiguri, District: Jalpaiguri, State: West Bengal, India
    Area: 6277 Sq. Km.
    Languages Spoken: Bengali, Hindi and English
    Long Distance Code: +91-3561
    Best Time to Visit: September to February
  • Description

    The last railhead where one can get down proceeding towards the towns of Gangtok and Darjeeling in the far north. Jalpaiguri is also a district of West Bengal, neighbour of the Cooch Behar district and more famous for its Tea Gardens and as the doorstep to the northern state of Sikkim and the country of Bhutan. The district has dense forests and extensive tea gardens. Jute pressing, saw milling and match manufacturing are the major industries.