Jalpaiguri, located in the flood plains of the Teesta River, is a city with historical links going back to the deep past, but it really grew as an administrative centre during the British rule. Earlier, Jalpaiguri had a direct broad gauge rail link with Kolkata via eastern Bengal. With the partition of India railway links were realigned and Jalpaiguri lost some of its strategic importance to Siliguri. It is now on the road and rail link for Assam and the north-east, and Jalpaiguri is re-inventing itself as an agricultural and business centre. It is headquarters of Jalpaiguri Division, comprising the districts of North Bengal.
- Bagdogra Airport is 50 km from Jalpaiguri. This airport has flights from Delhi, Calcutta, Guwahati, Paro and Bangkok.
- The New Jalpaiguri (NJP) railway station is 38 km away. This has trains from all over India.
- Netaji Subhash Bus Terminus has bus service to all places within West Bengal.
- The North Bengal State Transport Depot beside NBST offers government-operated buses to destinations all over the state.
- There also private and government buses operating super (1-stop) and non stop buses to Siliguri and Kolkata.
The main town of Jalpaiguri is just beside National Highway 31D, which connects Assam and the entire North East to the rest of India. Jalpaiguri is about 42 kilometers from Siliguri. A state highway begins at Jalpaiguri, connecting to Haldibari, near the border of Bangladesh.
You can travel by cycle-rickshaw which you can get everywhere or you can hire a city taxi from taxi stands.
- Jalpaiguri railway station.
- Teesta River.
- NBSTC Terminus. Netaji Subhas Terminus is next to it
- Jubilee Park (Along the spurs of the Teesta River). A good place for watching sunrise and sunsets.
- Teesta Udyan (Children's Park).
- Rajbari, Raikatpara. Palace of Baiknthapur Estate. The building was constructed in the early years of twentieth century in place of the old palace made by Raja Jayantadev Raikot.
- Jalpesh temple (It is around 25 km from Jalpaiguri town and 8 km south of Mainaguri.). The Shiva temple was constructed 1665 by the Koch king Prannarayan.
- Panchmukhi Balaji temple, Maskalaibari.
- Karala riverside, Samajpara. Karala, a small river, flows through the middle of the town bisecting it into two halves.
- Jogmaya Kalibari, Temple Street.
- Sarojendra Deb Raikat Kala Kendra (Art Centre), Hakimpara.
- Tea Gardens. Karala Valley Tea Garden, Raipur Tea Garden, Jaipur Tea Garden and Denguajhar Tea Garden are very near to Jalpaiguri city and are worth a visit.
- Town Club Ground. Watch football matches
- Pedal boat at Teesta Udyan
- Pedal boat at Eco City
- D'la Pritam in Kadamtala.
- Motorist Inn on Jalpaiguri-Siliguri road.
- Street chats (puchkas, momos, jhal muri etc) at Dinbazar.
- Motorist Inn in Jalpaiguri-Siliguri road.
- Chandni bar at highway
- Eco City, Jalpiguri Siliguri Road, ☎ . Check-in: 12noon, check-out: 12noon. Resort is covered with tea garden. All rooms have AC, 24 hrs room service, doctor on call, laundry, 24 hrs light 1500.
- Hotel De l' Pretom, 6-49/139, D.B.C. Road, Kadamtala, ☎ .
- Hotel Ratnadeep, Club Road/Main Road (Opposite State Bank of India), ☎ .
- Prantik Lodge, Kather Bridge, Jalpaiguri Road, ☎ .