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jhalong is one of the lesser known places in Dooars. It is 107 kms from Siliguri - or about an hour from New Mal station.

The forest rest house is just next to the river. This place is best visited in the moonsoon - but beware of leeches !!

From here you can go to Bindu - at Bhutan border - had heard a lot about it - but found it a bit disappointing. The road to Tode was closed - so could not go there.

There is a small market with a few shops.

This is not a place where you can go shopping,go for a movie, have lots of fancy food, go for seeing this and that. This is place where nature rules.

I have not posted the views of the Jhalong valley - they have been posted earlier by Dhurjati - which have been taken from the road. However there is a view point much high above, which has magnificent views into Bhutan as well. When i went there it had started raining - so could not take those shots.

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  • Copyright: Somak Gupta (somak_g) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 59 W: 4 N: 48] (497)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-12-11
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/2.6, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-07-01 21:25
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