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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 ambiance, 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.
A small wooden bridge over river Jaldhaka and the gigantic boulders takes the visitors right into the Jhalong River Camp giving you a sense of perfect wilderness and solitude. There are 10 tents in the Jhalong River Camp. All the tents of Jhalong River Camp are decked with basic amenities and well insulated to provide protection from the outside weather. People who love to know about different culture will enjoy their stay in Jhalong River Camp. Since every evening the official of the Jhalong River Camp organizes a tribal dance for the guest. Clean air with mesmerizing vista of emerald forest enclosing the Jhalong River Camp has enthralled the mind of many travelers. Admiring the sunrise over the mountains while sipping a cup of hot tea can be great way to start your day in Jhalong River Camp.
Apart from adorning the lofty Himalayan Valley, tourist can also visit many places while lodging in Jhalong River Camp. Hydel Power Station is one of the famous tourist attractions to visit while staying in Jhalong River Camp. Located on River Jaldhaka, the dam also acts as a bridge for the people of neighboring Kingdom Bhutan. The Dam on River Jaldhaka is also an ideal place for bird watching. During winter season the marshy ambiance of Jaldhaka Dam attract many species of birds and migratory water fowls. Tangta is also near Jhalong River Camp which is one of the trekking routes for one of the most mesmerizing panoramic view.
Jhalong River Camp, amidst the wild jungle giving the most serene view of mother nature and the majestic Jhalong river is the perfect place for all the nature lover to freshen themselves from the life of the urban jungle.
Located 103km from Siliguri, visitors can directly hire a car from Siliguri to reach Jhalong River Camp. Visitors hailing from other region can board a train for NJP. It is the closest railway station from Jhalong. The distance between NJP to Jhalong is 89km. They can board a flight for Bagdogra Airport. Located at a distance of 104km Bagdogra Airport is the closest airport from Jhalong. Visitors can hire a car from NJP or rent a taxi from Bagdogra to reach Jhalong River Camp. The route leading to Bindu-Jhalong is beautiful with forests, villages, hills and elephant corridors. This zone is famous for animal viewing where you can find leopards, bison, deer and elephants. The first glimpse of Jhalong from a hilltop is bound to leave spellbind.