(Last Updated on : 06-07-2015)
Jhandi is a picturesque village in North Bengal region. This village is located in the Dooars
region of West Bengal
. It is around 9 kilometers from Lava on the way to Gorubathan
with a panoramic view of the Mahananda River
valley and Mt. Kanchenjungha
Jhandi is an area of extensive tea plantations and forests. It is rich in lush, tropical evergreen trees like Sal and Pine forests, which are home to some of Indias rarest Himalayan flora and fauna. The excellent climate, rare flora and fauna and picture-perfect setting, this place is generally the weekend destination in West Bengal.
The sight of peeling clouds rising up from the Dooars valley, or the sight of yellow fog gently floating along the valley during sunset definitely makes for excellent photography and a lasting memory for the guests. Jhandi with excellent and majestic views of the Mt. Kanchenjunga as well as neighboring mountain ranges and the snaking Mahananda River down the Dooars valley allure the tourists of both national and international level.
The sunrise and sunset point in Jhandi is definitely one of the star attractions. From Jhandi, the exceptional views of both the rising as well as the setting sun could be observed along with the Mt. Kanchenjunga range. The sight of the sunlight slowly making its way over the mountains, and filtering through the mist, definitely is a moment worth capturing.
The Lava Buddhist Monastery just 9 kilometers away, which is perfect for those tourists who wish to spend a bit of quiet time from all the usual hustle and bustle of the travel, as well as for the spiritual who wish to reflect over things in a calm and peaceful environment. Among the major attractions of Jhandi are 1000 armed Avalokiteshwara temple within the monastery premises and various scriptures and figurines of important Buddhist religious figures.
Changey Waterfalls has its peaceful, lush and green surroundings that make it a perfect relaxation spot in Jhandi. The sight of the water cascading down into white foam can be an awesome sight to behold. Nearby Fafarkheti, in Gorubathan area is a picture-perfect village and an ideal picnic spot with the meandering Chel River and surrounding jungles.
Jhandi can easily be traveled from Siliguri
, and take the winding road through the Mahananda forest and travel up to Sevoke. After crossing Sevoke Bridge, one can continue over the Coronation Bridge and continue straight. It takes approximately 1.5 hours to reach Jhandi from the New Mal Railway Station. One can also reach Jhandi from Kalimpong via Lava. Jhandi is around 32 kilometers from Malbazar and 87 kilometers distance from Siliguri.