Jalpaiguri: A Quiet Tale

1 Jul

A town in the state of West Bengal, Jalpaiguri lies in the middle of the vast fertile plains south of the Himalayas, watered by innumerable rivers and rivulets rising from and flowing down the Himalayas.

On a clear sunny day, Mount Kanchenjunga is visible from Jalpaiguri itself. The town lies on the banks of the Teesta River, possibly the second largest river in West Bengal after the Ganga.

Monsoons are very severe with the town experiencing high amount of rainfall, sometimes stalling all life and activities. Winters are again quite severe and chilly, with the cold Himalayan winds blowing straight into the town. Temperatures are around 3 to 8 degrees Celsius during this period.

The economy of the town is centered around the tea industry. We happened to chance upon some beautiful snapshots while we were passing through Jalpaiguri – scenes that we thought would delight our readers.

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