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20 Attractions to Explore Near Karala River

Karala River
Karala RiverKarala River, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal 735101

The small River Karala, popularly known as ‘the Thames of Jalpaiguri’ flows through the middle of the town. A nature walk along the riverbank of Karala is truly refreshing. There is boat riding and a well-maintained park adjacent to the river.

Nearby Attractions

Rajbari Dighi
Rajbari Dighi1.72 KMs away from Karala River

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."

Jalpaiguri Tea Garden
Jalpaiguri Tea Garden4.81 KMs away from Karala River

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.

Jalpesh Mandir
Jalpesh Mandir13.82 KMs away from Karala River

This 350-year-old temple of Lord Shiva was founded by Sri Bisu Singh. The first entrance to the temple has a figure of Lord Shiva on a platform balanced by the trunks of elephants. The interiors of the temple are extremely beautiful and attractive to look at.

Jatileswar Temple
Jatileswar Temple19.08 KMs away from Karala River

This famous temple of Dooars is one of the oldest temples of the region built around 320 AD to 600 AD. The temple is dedicated to Jatileswar or Lord Shiva. It is under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India.

Gorumara National Park
Gorumara National Park26.73 KMs away from Karala River

A thick forest that sits prettily at the foothills of Great Himalayan mountains having a large variety of flora and fauna. It is especially famous for its Asiatic one-horned rhino and there are so many other animals too. It has been declared as the best among the protected areas in India by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

ISKCON Siliguri
ISKCON Siliguri36.32 KMs away from Karala 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.

Salugara Monastery শালুগাড়া বৌদ্ধ মন্দির

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.

Bengal Safari park
Bengal Safari park40.66 KMs away from Karala River

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.

Chapramari Wildlife forest
Chapramari Wildlife forest40.97 KMs away from Karala River

It is an extension of Gorumara National Park and is a relatively small forest. There is a wide range of wildlife and birds in Chapramari. Jeep safaris are offered by the forest department to see the wilderness of the forest which covers around 960 hectares.

Coronation Bridge
Coronation Bridge49.12 KMs away from Karala River

Also known as the Sevoke bridge which spans across the Teesta River connecting the districts of Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri. This bridge is an incredible specimen of architecture inspired by the Roman architecture. It was named to commemorate the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

Mahananda River
Mahananda River53.06 KMs away from Karala 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.

Lal Jhamela Basti
Lal Jhamela Basti53.89 KMs away from Karala River

This is a virgin tourist spot dotted with towering trees and a vast carpet of the green grass and the river Diana flows through the side of this place. And also this place gives a splendid view of Bhutan. It serves as a perfect weekend getaway for many visitors.

Jaldapara National Park
Jaldapara National Park57.65 KMs away from Karala River

Situated in the Eastern foothills of the Himalayas and it has the largest population of the Indian one horned rhinoceros in the state.

Neora Valley National Park
Neora Valley National Park62.13 KMs away from Karala River

one of the richest biological zones in the entire Eastern India which was established in 1986. It is the land of the elegant red panda in the pristine undisturbed natural habitat with rugged inaccessible hilly terrain and rich diverse flora and fauna making this park an important wilderness zone.

Morgan House
Morgan House63.74 KMs away from Karala River

Morgan House is a mansion of British colonial architecture built by an English jute baron Mr George Morgan in the 1930s in the hillstation of Kalimpong. Today, the mansion is a hotel managed by West Bengal Tourism .

Army Golf Course
Army Golf Course63.81 KMs away from Karala River

This renowned hill station known for its panoramic landscapes There lies the army's 18 hole golf course maintained by the Indian Army. Photographers paradise by its scenic views.

Chilapata Forest
Chilapata Forest64.55 KMs away from Karala River

It is a dense forest that is part of Jaldapara National Park. It is rich in wildlife and the forest used to be home to large Rhinoceros populations. Safari and adventure lovers can explore this dense forest's vast area.

Changey Waterfall
Changey Waterfall65.65 KMs away from Karala River

Changey Falls is a small waterfall in the midst of hills and forests which looks stunning with crystal clear water and thick green forest. It is one of the gorgeous waterfalls in the Kalimpong region.

Mangal Dham Pranami Temple
Mangal Dham Pranami Temple65.86 KMs away from Karala River

This is a famous Hindu temple located in Kalimpong constructed in the memory of late guru Shir Mangaldasji dedicated to Lord Krishna. There are so many sculptures and there is a beautiful garden outside the temple and the temple is located in a serene surrounding in a calm and quiet area. This attracts a lot of tourists here.

Geden Tharpa Choling Monastery
Geden Tharpa Choling Monastery66.32 KMs away from Karala River

Tharpa Choling Monastery is a beautiful Buddhist monastery situated in Kalimpong. it is one of the three oldest monasteries in Kalimpong and among the must-visit Kalimpong Tourist Places. It belongs to the Yellow Hat or Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. There is a museum which houses many old scriptures and artifacts showing the visit of Dalai Lama to this monastery.