Mahananda River - Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Mahananda River
The Mahananda river is a trans-boundary river that flows through the Indian states of West Bengal and Bihar, and Bangladesh. The Mahananda originates in the Himalayas: Paglajhora Falls on Mahaldiram Hill near Chimli, east of Kurseong in Darjeeling district at an elevation of 2,100 meters It flows through Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary and descends to the plains near Siliguri. It touches the Jalpaiguri district.
Attractions Near Mahananda River
The ISKON temple is a hugely popular tourist attraction in the Siliguri. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Iskon Temple is an incredible blend of the Indian customs of ‘Vashtuhaara’ with modern architecture.
A famous Buddhist shrine located on the outskirts of Siliguri founded by Tibetan monks and followers of the Dalai Lama. The 100 ft stupa Is the main attraction of the monastry. This stupa is revered by the monks as it brings out five kinds of relics of Buddhism.
Situated within the verdant forested area of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary and it is the first animal safari park of the North Bengal region. Surrounded with thick green forests and with a lot of wild animals. Tourists can spot and observe wild animals in their natural habitat at Bengal Safari Park.
Jalpaiguri has been called as the land of tea, timber, and tourism. Its landscapes are covered with thousands of tea gardens which are the backbone of the district's economy. Tea tourism has been initiated here to take tourists through the knowledge of tea production, processing, and manufacture.
Mirik lake is a natural tourist attraction which has picturesque natural surroundings and invigorating climate. It is also known as Sumendu Lake. There is pine trees and lush green gardens around the lake. Boating, fishing, horse riding are the other attractions here.
The remnants of the Jalpaiguri Rajbari (Palace) serve as a major sightseeing spot. The palace gate is a large unreinforced concrete structure. and it consists of a palace building, portico, two temples and a garden flanked by the palace pond, called the “Rajbari Dighi."
Where is Mahananda River
Discover More Attractions in Kishunganj, Where Mahananda River Is Located
Kishanganj district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India, and Kishanganj town is the administrative headquarters of this district. Kishanganj district is a part of Purnia division.