20 Attractions to Explore Near Karala River
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.