Jalpaiguri is the name of a town as well as a district in West Bengal. The district treasures some of the best natural forests in the region. It is spread over 6,200 square kilometres out of which about 30 per cent is forest land.
The major forests of the region including Jaldapara, Gorumara, Chapramari etc. fall under the Jalpaiguri district. A number of large and small rivers pass through the district including Teesta, Jaldakha, Diana, Torsha, Neora, Murti etc. The district is also famous for its tea gardens. There are a large number of tea gardens producing the famous 'Dooars Tea.
The Jalpaiguri town is approximately 45 km. from Siliguri. It is the district headquarter and is located on the confluence of rivers Kerala and Teesta. A wide spread of river Teesta and the garden alongside the river is where you will find your time worth spending.
Jalpaiguri is famous for its tea gardens. Danguajhar tea estate is the nearest tea garden to the town. A beautiful roman catholic church set up by Italian priests spread over a huge campus also is a tourist destination.
New Jalpaiguri Rail Station
The new Jalpaiguri rail station is the major railhead of the region. It is closer to the town of Siliguri although its name suggests otherwise. Although Siliguri town is in the Darjeeling district, the outskirts of the town extend to the Jalpaiguri district where the New Jalpaiguri Rail station (commonly known as NJP) is located.