Kalijhora

Kalijhora - Offbeat Destination in Kalimpong

Nestled on the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, and just about 30 km distance away from the main town of Siliguri, Kalijhora is a magnificent hamlet one should certainly visit during their North Bengal Tour. This pictorial hamlet is surrounded by thickly wooded forest and wide basin of Teesta River.

Due to its striking natural beauty and the stunning view of the Himalayan range, Kalijhora is emerging rapidly as one of the best picnic spots in the region. However, a dam is being constructed which has restricted picnic activities. Being on the edge of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalijhora is also an ideal destination to trek to this forest. You will truly love to visit this tiny hamlet and let us describe why.

What to See and Do in Kalijhora

There is a lot to see and do in and around Kalijhora and they are as follows:

  • From Kalijhora, you can visit Latpanchar, Mangpu, Takdah, Lamahatta, Peshok and More.
  • You can spend some quality time on the Sevoke Coronation Bridge while relishing the beauty of shimmering Teesta flowing underneath.
  • Visit Sevoke's iconic religious site named Sevokeshwari Kali Mandir which is located on the cliff of the highway's nearby hills.
  • Trekking enthusiasts can trek to Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary which is going to be quite an adventurous and joyful activity.
  • The enclosing forested area of Kalijhora is the natural habitat of many Himalayan birds. Bird enthusiasts can spend some quality time capturing their photos or observe them through binoculars.
  • The Century-old Kalijhora Bungalow is a major attraction here which is constructed beside the Kalijhora River.

How to Reach Kalijhora near Siliguri

  • By Road: Kalijhora is easily accessible by road via NH10 from Siliguri. With the help of a hired car, tourists can quite conveniently reach the hamlet within one and a half hours.
  • By Air: To reach the village by air, one has to board a flight to Bagdogra Aiport from any airports in the state. Upon landing, many cars can be seen outside which are waiting to be hired to help the travelers successfully reach the village.
  • By Train: To reach the village by train, travelers have to board a train to New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP) which is one of the busiest railway stations in North Bengal. From the station, travelers have to rent a cab to reach the hamlet via Sevoke Road and NH 10.

Accommodation Options in the Village

Tourists visiting the hamlet have to stay in the homestays run by the local villagers. The homestays here comes with most of the tourist-friendly amenities. You will get attached bathrooms, electricity, geysers, view rooms, and more. The foods which are being served here are made with organic ingredients and delicious to have.

Best Time to Visit Kalijhora Village

Blessed with the soothing weather, the village welcomes tourists at any time of the year. The temperature does not fall sharply at all nor does it rise. As a result, tourists can visit the village at any months. However, due to the frequent landslide, visiting Kalijhora during Monsoon is not usually recommended.

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