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This photograph was taken at Jhalong during our tour to Dooars.The word Dooars means the “Door”. The name may be given Dooars as it is the entry point or the door to enter Bhutan. Situated at the foothill of eastern Himalayas Dooras is well known for its tremendous natural Beauty. The whole Region is rich with lush green tea gardens and the flowing river like Jaldhaka, Torsha, Sankosh, Dyna, Karatowa make the land fertile enough. You do not found the tribal Toto anywhere in the world except at Totopara in Dooars. Besides there found tribal people like Rabha, Koch and rajbongshis in this region.

About Jhalong: Jhalong is 99 km away from Siliguri. Jhalong lies at the foothills of the Himalayas, on the way to Bindu in Kalimpong sub-division.It is situated on the bank of the river Jaldhaka on the Indo-Bhutan border.

Jaldhaka Hydro electricity project on the Jaldhaka River is a major attraction. The large reservoir is the playground of a varied collection of hill birds as well as migratory water fouls.

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