Photographer's Note

From my latest series of Dooars.This snap was taken on our way to Jhalong.Down below you will see the green Jhalong valley looking up like a picture post card.Green and green everywhere. The Jaldhaka River adds a silver line to the picture.
Now more of Jhalong........
Jhalong is a lesser-trodden offbeat wonder of Dooars Himalayan foothills.It is situated on the bank of Jaldhaka river on the way to Bindu in Kalimpong Sub-division.Jhalong is 103 km by road from Siliguri. There is one direct bus from the Mittal bus stand of Siliguri, but it is irregular. It is best to go to Chalsa and then hire a cab to reach Jhalong in approx 2 Hrs journey.
Due to the Jaldhaka hydroelectricity generation plant, Jhalong is small but busy, full of houses and shops. It even boasts a police station just at the entry point to Jhalong.There is a small and placid Buddhist monastery as well. Everything,starting from Chinese food to photo studio is available at the Jhalong market, . Behind the market there is a fair ground where all things of necessity are sold. The locals come there and shop for the whole week.The best accommodation in Jhalong is the beautifully located two room forest bunglow which is situated just besides Jaldhaka river.There are other private hotels as well.

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  • Copyright: Dhurjati Chatterjee (dhurjati) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 453] (2709)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-08-14
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.2
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  • Date Submitted: 2006-08-18 3:29
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