Jalpaiguri

Palace gate, Jalpaiguri Rajbari

Jalpaiguri is a city in North Bengal in India.

Understand

Jalpaiguri, located in the flood plains of the Teesta River, is a city with historical links going back to the deep past, but it really grew as an administrative centre during the British rule. Earlier, Jalpaiguri had a direct broad gauge rail link with Kolkata via eastern Bengal. With the partition of India railway links were realigned and Jalpaiguri lost some of its strategic importance to Siliguri. It is now on the road and rail link for Assam and the North-East, and Jalpaiguri is re-inventing itself as an agricultural and business centre. It is headquarters of Jalpaiguri Division, comprising the districts of North Bengal.

Get in

Tomb of Penda Mohammad

By plane

By bus

By road

The main town of Jalpaiguri is just beside National Highway 31D, which connects Assam and the entire North East to the rest of India. Jalpaiguri is about 42 kilometers from Siliguri. A state highway begins at Jalpaiguri, connecting to Haldibari, near the border of Bangladesh.

By train

Get around

You can travel by cycle-rickshaw or totos or city-autos or city buses, which you can get everywhere, or you can hire a city taxi from taxi stands.

City landmarks

See

Sunrise over the Teesta River

Do

Royal Lake (Jalpaiguri Rajbari Dighi)

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Christmas Eve at Christ Redeemer Church

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