A beautiful town nurtured by nature hidden in the hills of Darjeeling. This place is a combination of relaxing trip along with adventurous visits. It is located at the hills of West Bengal at the India Bhutan border. It is a place to escape the urban jungle to find peace. This city is also called ‘Nature’s call’ for being a paradise for nature lovers.
How to reach
Jaldhaka can be reached from Siliguri and Kalimpong. It is well connected to other cities by roads. Given below are the detailed information about how to reach Jaldhaka via roads, rails and flight.
By flight: Bagdogra airport is the nearest airport to Jaldhaka. It is just 110 km away. Taxis and cabs are easily available at the airport and can help to reach the city.
By road: Jaldhaka is nicely connected with nearby cities via roads. Also regular buses connect the cities with each other.
By rail: The New Jalpaiguri station is the nearest railway station. A taxi can be easily hired to cover the rest of the 30 km to reach Jaldhaka.
When to visit
Jaldhaka is best suited to enjoy during winters as other seasons can be very uncomfortable for tourists. Here is some more information about the effects of seasons in Jaldhaka.
Summer: The summer season is very hot for people with bright sun above their heads. Temperatures rise up to 34°C. This is a good opportunity to witness the beauty of town.
Monsoon: Jaldhaka is prone to rains for longer times. This time is not appropriate for sightseeing.
Winter: Tourists want to spend the cold weather with 3°C and enjoy the town. This is the peak time of visitors here and is mostly the crowded time of the year.
Places to visit in Jaldhaka
There are many places to visit and enjoy the town. But some of the best places are :
Gorumara: The Gorumara national park is one of the most popular after sanctuaries in the country. This park is around 65 km away from Jaldhaka. Make sure not to miss any part of the park.
Coronation bridge: This bridge is mostly 100 years old and is built in memory of the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary : Beside the bank of Torsa river, situated the wildlife sanctuary. Just 50 km away from Jaldhaka, the sanctuary is spread over 200 km.
There are more places to visit, but these are the top places to visit. So make sure to visit here.