Parks and Gardens in JalpaiguriJalpaiguri is known for its scenic beauty and greenery which dots its landscape. Even though the district is reputed for its large and dense forest cover, there are also some beautiful parks and gardens which romantically space the city. A visit to these parks and gardens in Jalpaiguri are a must for any tourist visiting the place. Most of them are a testimony to the colonial character of the city and possess an old world charm. Unchanged though British rule, the Jalpaiguri parks and gardens along river banks provide recreation and solace to the mundane life of the city dweller.
Apart from Jalpaiguri town, New Malbazar in Jalpaiguri district is also well known for its green parks. The famous Mal Park here beside the Malbazat tourist lodge is a blend of cultivated beauty in the modern style. The annual flower show held here witness heavy footfall from tourists and locals alike. Dhupguri and Birpara parks under the Jalpaiguri Parks and Gardens range are other places worth visiting. The gardens and parks near sunrise point along River Teesta are also a popular tourist spot within the city.
Famous Parks and Gardens in Jalpaiguri
Jubilee Park along Teesta River Bank (Source: flickr)
Jubilee ParkThis Park is a favourite as a lover’s hangout in Jalpaiguri. Located on the spurs of the Teesta River’s left bank, the park is a great place to picnic and chill out within the city. The scenic beauty of the park and the cool brezze which blows from the nearby river makes Jubilee Park a refreshing place to rest and enjoy in the lap of nature. It is also a wonderful picnic spot for entire families. Enjoy the gorgeous and lush green natural environment that Jubilee Park offers with lovely views of the River Teesta. Here you would definitely find water sports enthusiasts trying water sports like sailing, boating, kayaking, river-rafting and canoeing. A variety of flowers and trees adorn the Jubilee Park in Jalpaiguri.
Important points to remember while visiting Jubilee Park:
- Entry is paid.
- Timings: Monday to Sunday- 7.00 A.M. to 8.00 P.M, same for public holidays.
- Photography is allowed within the Park.
- Water sports should be indulged only with professional supervision.
- Children should be kept carefully at all times especially since the Park is close to the vast river body of Teesta.
- Trash disposal bins should always be used. Please do not thrown or carry plastic bags/bottles inside the Park.
Teesta UdyanThis is another beautiful park within Jalpaiguri city. It is a children’s park situated on the banks of the River Karala in Jalpaiguri which intersects the town into two halves. Teesta Udyan had been constructed in the late 1980’s and falls under the West Bengal Forest Department. A good place for picnicking, this park provides a much needed break from city life.
Teesta Udyan has a beautiful artificial lake, children’s play ground, aquarium, deer park besides other entertainment facilities. Teesta Udyan sees the hosting of a flower exhibition every winter season within its grounds and becomes a great crowd puller during that event. So spend your leisure hours in the Teesta Udyan along or with families soaking in its verdant beauty.
Important note for tourists visiting Teesta Udyan:
- Entry is paid.
- Timings: Monday to Sunday 7.00 A.M. to 8.00 P.M. as well as public holidays
Jalpaiguri district is also known for its mesmerizing tea gardens spread all over the region. So enjoy the lush green beauty of Jalpaiguri at these parks and gardens celebrating nature in all its glory.