Jaldhaka River is a transboundary river flowing through India, Bhutan, and Bangladesh. Situated 99km from Siliguri in the foothills of the Himalayan Jaldhaka River has become an important place for alluring tourists. Along with the amazing view of the riverside, there are several tourist spots near Jaldhaka for tourist attractions.
Bindu is a beautiful valley on the banks of river Jaldhaka enclosed by the lush green hills of Bhutan on one side and India on another. The journey to Bindu itself is filled with mesmerizing sights bound to make the trip adventurous and memorable.
Tourist Inn is one of the best homestays at Bindu village near the Hydra project. They provide affordable accommodation with lodging and food service at Bindu dam is only 2 minutes of walking distance from the homestay. Tariff or room rent starts Rs. 900/ onwards.
Common toilet & bathroom:
Rs. 1200/ (max. 3 person)
Situated 99km from the bustling city Siliguri, on the way to Bindu is a lesser-known hill station Jhalong. Jhalong is a small village located on the banks of river Jaldhaka, near the India-Bhutan border in the Kalimpong subdivision of Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. One of the chief attractions in Jhalong is Hydel Power Station. The dense forest and the majestic beauty of the riverside attracts a variety of migratory birds and animals. This place is also favourable for trekking, camping etc.
Green Island Resort, Jhalong
Situated on the banks of river Jaldhaka, Green Island resort is a perfect holiday destination at the Indo-Bhutan border. With the spectacular views of the mountains and river Jaldhaka in front of the cottages, it is a splendid staying option. The cottages are spacious and comfortable. Rooms come with ensuite bathrooms. There are options of Double bed (Rs. 1400), four-bed (Rs. 2000) and six-bed (Rs. 2400) stay.
40 km from Malbazar railway station; this resort in Jhalong, Dooars, is an excellent beginning journey for an extraordinary route.
Encircled by a rich tea garden, the path heading towards Nagrakata is full of pictorial landscapes. The journey towards Nagrakata starts with the panoramic view of river Jaldhaka rushing through the mountainous valley dashed with alpine forest, which can be witnessed while crossing the rail bridge.
Royal Eco Hut
A resort just beside Jaldhaka river in Nagrakata is Royal Eco Hut .They have specious deluxe double bed room for Rs.3000 and double bed deluxe cottages for Rs.2500. The view of Jaldhaka river flowing through the mountains is what brings you back to this resort everytime. Chapramari and Gorumara forest is on the other side of the river. Hence, there is a chance of an interaction with the wild animals.
Ramsai Rhino Camp
Ramsai Rhino Camp is situated inside Gorumara National Park. It is located at the end of Ramsai village in between Jadavpur Tea garden and Murti river. The camp has four cottages with spacious rooms and a balcony. The rooms are clean and comfortable, with an attached western style bath. There is a canteen, a standard dining room at the center—a lawn beside a water body inside the campus.
One can book one cottage ( 2 adults per each ) through the WBSFDA website @ Rs 3100 per night, including food and taxes. The staying plan at Rhino Camp, Ramsai includes three meals, an elephant safari, a watchtower visit by buffalo cart and a tribal dance show in the evening. Please book early as Rhino Camp is one of the most popular properties in Dooars to enjoy the forest at its best.