• Kalimpong District in West Bengal, India
  • 27.0405° N, 88.8738° E
  • 10-21 °C Nov-Feb, 24-27 °C Mar-Apr and 27-37 °C May-Oct
  • mid-May to mid-Oct and average annual rainfall is 382 cm.
  • INR
  • Bengali, Hindi, Nepali

General Information About Jhalong

While most tourists visit Dooars to take jungle safaris, but there are far more to been seen in Dooars other than wildlife. There are beautiful viewpoints, villages and valleys that offer a wonderful variation and a special flavour to your trip. Jhalong (also known as Jaldhaka), Paren and Bindu valley are three such places where you can enjoy wonderful scenic views and nature.

If you are staying around Gorumara National Park (like at Lataguri or Murti) you can plan an excellent day trip covering these places in half a day or full day. In fact, many tourists had taken their morning safari or before availing their late afternoon safari at Gorumara, make a day trip to Jhalong, Paren and Bindu. However many also prefer to stay overnight here to soak in nature for long.

To wake up on a gloriously bright morning, in a tent pitched beneath spruce trees, and to look out lazily and sleepily for a moment from the open side of the tent, across the dead camp-fire of the night before, to the river, where the light of morning rests. You can experience this life in Jhalong River Camp maintained by West Bengal Forest Department Corporation Ltd (WBFDC). Jhalong or Jhallong, situated near the Indo-Bhutan border is a scenic River Valley. Jhalong River Camp is a Nature Resort located along the banks for River Jaldhaka. Amazing location, serene ambience, and great service has made Jhalong River Camp one of the most preferred places to stay in Dooars Region.

The best time to visit Jhalong is during the post-monsoon season in October and November.