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Alipurduar is a city of 127,000 people (2011) on the east bank of Kaljani River on the foothills of the Himalayas, in North Bengal. The city is a gateway to Bhutan and northeastern states of India.


Alipurduar borders Bhutan and Assam at the northeast corner of West Bengal. The area is in the eastern Dooars, Himalayan foothills, with thick forests and a variety of wildlife. The entire region exudes great scenic beauty.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Alipurduar does not have an airport. The nearest airport with commercial flights is Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri, which handles daily flights from all major cities in India and twice weekly international flights to and from Paro and Bangkok. A bus or taxi from Siliguri takes at least 4 hours.

By train[edit]

  • 1 Alipurduar Junction railway station. It is on the New Jalpaiguri-Alipurduar-Samuktala Road line (built as a metre gauge but later converted to broad gauge) with a variety of options for trains from all over India. Alipurduar Junction railway station (Q15179363) on Wikidata Alipurduar Junction railway station on Wikipedia
  • 2 New Alipurduar railway station. It is on the New Jalpaiguri-Guwahati main line (broad gauge). New Alipurduar railway station (Q18128675) on Wikidata New Alipurduar railway station on Wikipedia

By car[edit]

Alipurduar is on National Highway 27, with links to NH 10, NH 17 and NH 317. This means easy access to the rest of North Bengal and the North-East.

Get around[edit]

Map of Alipurduar

By bus[edit]

Buses run by North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) and Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) are available in Alipurduar.

See and do[edit]

Natural Interpretation centre
  • 1 Alipurduar Park, Shobhaganj. A great park to go with family and kids.
  • 2 Eastern Dooars Elephant Reserve. A wildlife park, popularly known for its elephants
  • 3 Eco Park. Great place for some fresh air and a place to walk
  • 4 Sikia Jhora. A nice place to relax withing the lush green forests. There is also a place for boating


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Go next[edit]

  • Cooch Behar is a nearby district famously known for its historical importance and the remains of the Koch Dynasty.
  • Jaldapara is a great place to view wildlife. It has the second-largest population of one-horned rhinoceros after Kaziranga National Park.
  • Gorumara National Park is located in the Dooars region of the Himalayan foothills, it is a medium-sized park with grasslands and forests. It is primarily known for its population of Indian rhinoceros.
  • Jalpaiguri is famous for its traditional handicrafts especially cane and bamboo crafts.
  • Phuentsholing is a border town in southern Bhutan and is the administrative seat of Chukha District.
  • Siliguri sits in the foothills of the Himalayas, surrounded by tea gardens. Many large shopping malls and restaurants offer international cuisines.
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