Rarely can one find a place like Jalpaiguri that is so potentially rich in tourism. eBut a major part of it still remains to be exploited. Turbulent rivers battling out of the steep gorges, the vast stretches of forest cover.
the undulating span of Tea Estates and the panoramic grandeur of the Himalayas are only a few jewels that made the British ground their roots deep into the heart of this land. Just drive around or take a hike, never will your eyes feel to rest. If a tourist is nature lover or an admirer of Wild Life there cannot be a better place than this for him. One can run wild in the various Sanctuaries, National Parks & Tiger Reserves that are on offer.
Jalpaiguri, this narrow stretch of land lying between the Sikkim – Darjeeling Himalayas and Gangetic West Bengal has more than often evoked a sense of both eerie and romanticism in many a heart. Since the early British Rule, A major stretch of area is bordered in the north by Bhutan and hence the name – DOOARS/DUARS which mean – ‘the Door to Bhutan’. The district was established in 1869 in British India. The headquarters of the district are in the city of Jalpaiguri, which is also the divisional headquarters of North Bengal and has its special importance in respect of tourism, forest, hills, tea gardens, scenic beauty and commercialization and business.