Jhalong

Jhalong
Jhulung
Village
Jhalong and the river Jhaldhaka
Jhalong and the river Jhaldhaka
Jhalong is located in West Bengal
Jhalong
Jhalong
Location in West Bengal, India
Jhalong is located in India
Jhalong
Jhalong
Jhalong (India)
Coordinates: 27°02′24″N 88°52′19″E / 27.04000°N 88.87194°E / 27.04000; 88.87194Coordinates: 27°02′24″N 88°52′19″E / 27.04000°N 88.87194°E / 27.04000; 88.87194
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictKalimpong
Languages
 • OfficialNepali, Bengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-WB
Vehicle registrationWB
Websitekalimpongdistrict.in

Jholung or Jholong (misspelt as Jhalong or Jhalung) is a village in the Gorubathan CD block in the Kalimpong subdivision of the Kalimpong district in West Bengal, India.

Geography

Places in the Kalimpong Sadar subdivision in Kalimpong district
CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, M: municipality, F: facility, NP: national park
Abbreviations used in names – TG for Tea Garden (town/village)
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location

Jhalong is located at 27°02′24″N 88°52′19″E / 27.04000°N 88.87194°E / 27.04000; 88.87194.

Area overview

The map alongside shows the Kalimpong Sadar subdivision of Kalimpong district. Physiographically, this area forms the Kalimpong Range, with the average elevation varying from 300 to 3,000 metres (980 to 9,840 ft). This region is characterized by abruptly rising hills and numerous small streams.[1] It is a predominantly rural area with 77.67% of the population living in rural areas and only 22.23% living in the urban areas. While Kalimpong is the only municipality, Dungra is the sole census town in the entire area.[2] The economy is agro-based and there are 6 tea gardens in the Gorubathan CD block.[3] In 2011, Kalimpong subdivision had a literacy rate of 81.85%, comparable with the highest levels of literacy in the districts of the state.[4][5] While the first degree college in the subdivision was established at Kalimpong in 1962[6] the entire subdivision (and now the entire district), other than the head-quarters, had to wait till as late as 2015 (more than half a century) to have their first degree colleges at Pedong and Gorubathan.[7][8]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

The place

This tourist spot is 99 km from Siliguri and 77 km from Jalpaiguri.[9] Surrounded by the thickly wooded forest and the astounding hills of Bhutan in the backdrop, Jhalong is undoubtedly a paradise for nature lovers.

The hill station is situated near the Indo-Bhutan border on the banks of the Jaldhaka River, on the way to Bindu. Jaldhaka Hydro Electricity Project on the Jaldhaka River is a major attraction in this area. Bird lovers can enjoy a varied collection of hill birds as well as migratory water fowl here.

Accommodation

There is a private hotel for tourists in Jholung. A government forest bungalow also provides accommodation.

References

  1. ^ "District Census Handbook, Darjeeling, Series 20, Part XII A, 2011 Census of India" (PDF). Page 13: Physiography. Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  2. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2013 Darjeeling". Table 2.4b. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  3. ^ "About Kalimpong District". Tea Gardens. District administration. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  4. ^ "District Statistical Handbook 2013 Darjeeling". Table 4.5. Department of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Provisional Population Totals Paper 1 of 2011 : West Bengal". Statement-4 Ranking of Districts by Literacy Rate in 2001 and 2011. Office of the Registrar General and & Census Commissioner, India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Retrieved 2012-06-20.
  6. ^ "Kalimpong College". College Admission. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Government General Degree College at Pedong". GGDC. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Government General Degree College, Gorubathan". GGDC. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Jhallong". Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 2011-08-19. Retrieved 2010-09-06.


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