Bindu Dooars - A must watch tourist spots in North Bengal
Small village Bindu. The calm and quiet environment will definitely attract you. An ideal place to spend holidays and stay with nature.
Bindu is a small picturesque hilly village on the Indo-Bhutan border. The fame of Bindu as a tourist destination is increasing day by day.
Bindu is the last village of India on the bank of river Jaldhaka. Jaldhaka river has created Indo-Bhutan boundary. India's first Hydroelectric project Jaldhaka Hydel Project has been set up here.
Attraction, features and what to see at Bindu Dooars
Everywhere surrounded by hills, picturesque houses, village market, orchid and flower garden – all these make Bindu beautiful throughout the year. Here three rivers Ni Chu, Dhi Chu and Bindu Chu have met with Jaldhaka.
The tribeni sangam of the hill above Jaldhaka Barrage, river and the green surroundings has created Bindu. This area is famous for Elaichi (Cardamom) cultivation. One will definitely enjoy in the midst of tea garden and calm and quiet environment.
Bindu is very near to Siliguri. It is easy to reach Bindu from Siliguri by car. You can enjoy walking or trekking through village road. Bindu is suitable for trekking and hiking also.
The journey to Bindu via Chalsa-Khunia-Jhalong is a fascinating one. 64 km away from Mahananda Reserve Forest is Chalsa and from there if you move forward you will come to Khunia More which goes inside Chapramari Forest. The road has deep forest on both sides. 4km away is Chapramari Gate. You will come across small villages on the way – Orao, Munda and Rajbanshis stay there. If luck favours then you can watch groups of elephants crossing the road.
You can see various types of birds in the forest. So if you love bird watching then also you can visit Bindu. Bindu Dam is very famous as a picnic spot.
After the forest there is Gorkha village Gouribas. Gouribas is well known for cultivation of medicinal plants. Here you can stop your car and watch cinchona cultivation.
From Gouribas if you move a little forward you can see the beautiful village Jhalong which is 6km down. Jaldhaka is flowing across the village like a silver ribbon. In between Bindu and Jhalong there is another village Paron.
Bindu is mostly created with Jaldhaka river and nature. It seems that a green carpet is laid all over. From Bhutan, Bindu river is flowing down and meeting Jaldhaka, at the meeting point Jaldhaka Hydel Project has been set up. You can visit the project with the special permission of the authorities.
If you cross the Lockgate Bridge on the other side there is Royal Bhutan Nation. If you have time then you can walk and visit 6km away Bhutan's Tendu village.
Hills-River-Forest-Fountain-Chirping of birds and Tea-Cardamom-Orange cultivation all these complete wonderful Bindu.
How to go Bindu Dooars, North Bengal
From Kolkata you have to travel to Siliguri. From Siliguri's Mittal Busstand you have to board a bus and get down at Chalsa. From there you can take a shared jeep or reserved car and reach Bindu. It is better to come directly from Siliguri by reserved car.
Where to stay at Bindu Dooars, Bengal
The Shivaji Tourist Inn near Bindu market provides a nice comfortable accommodation for the tourists.
Best time to visit Bindu Dooars
You can visit Bindu at any time of the year. But the weather remains very pleasant from November to March.
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