Economy of Bindu
Jaldhaka River hosts the Bindu Dam which is utilized for controlling the water supply to the Jaldhaka Hydel Project at Jhallong. It is credited as the first hydroelectric project of the country and the population developed in the region is based on this project. It also serves as a foot bridge to cross over to Bhutan. Bindu is the residence of different tribal population. Majority of people are engaged in the cultivation of cardamom and orange which are exported to various places of India as well as abroad. Terrace cultivation is extensively practiced here. Cardamom Curing Centre at Godak is located at a distance of 14 kilometres from the village and has been established by the government. Cardamoms are dyed and processed here prior to delivery.
Tourism in Bindu
Bindu is an amazing place for nature lovers. On the way to Bindu the Coronation Bridge over the river Teesta is to be crossed which leads to the Dooars region comprising mostly plains and hills on one side. The thick forest of Bindu is enchanting where glimpses of wild animals can also be obtained. Apart from the picturesque surroundings, the village also offers a magnificent view of the Himalayan range in Bhutan. During winters, the peaks are covered with snow over which the sunrays create a magical effect. Adventure lovers also cherish this place and have an enjoyable trekking experience from Todey to Tangta. Bindu shelters a number of gorgeous birds such as Laughing Thrush, Little Forktail, Slaty-backed Forktail, Brown Dipper, Crested Kingfisher, Eurasian Wryneck and many more. Near Bindu, another small village called Godak is situated which is known for a tribal goddess.
Bindu can be visited anytime except monsoons. It is located at a distance of 106 kilometres from Siliguri and can be approached easily through roadways by buses and private cabs. Nearest airport to reach Bindu is located at Bagdogra, 16 kilometres away from Siliguri, and is connected to all major cities. New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri are the nearest railway stations which connect to Kolkata, New Delhi and Guwahati.
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