Jhalong is 99 km away from Siliguri
. It is situated on the bank of the river Jaldhaka
on the Indo-Bhutan border. Jhalong lies at the foothills of the Himalayas
, on the way to Bindu
in Kalimpong sub-division.
Jaldhaka Hydro electricity project on the Jaldhaka River is a major attraction. The large reservoir is the playground of a varied collection of hill birds as well as migratory water fouls.
In Jhalong accommodation is provided in Hotel Paro Inn as well as in the forest bungalow. The Paro Inn has 5 rooms with attached bath and dining. Jhalong market is another place to visit. Everything is available here, starting from Chinese food to photo studio. At the fair ground behind the market, all things of necessity are sold.