Kalijhora is a very popular picnic spot on the bank of river Teesta. It is also on the NH 31, about 35 km from Siliguri. The stream called Kalijhora (meaning black stream) flows into the Teesta on this spot. The colour of its water is blackish, owing to mineral coal under its bed. An elegant rest house of the PWD overlooks the confluence. Slightly veiled from the eyes of casual picnickers, is a seldom used trail which leads to
The spot is surrounded be steep mountain walls on all sides, saving a small opening through which the stream flows out. On the opposite side is the breathtaking view of the stream descending in all its youthfulness, creating a low waterfall. The water jumps below to form a medium sized pool which has the pearl green colour of tranquillity. Now one understands the reason for the name “
On your return journey in the afternoon, if you prefer to follow the river bed, don’t forget to change into shorts. You can stay the night in the PWD rest house (prior booking is required) or you can conveniently return to Siliguri.
How to go: All the buses plying through NH 31 either for
Where to stay: Though it is not necessary, you can always return to Siliguri on the very day, but enthusiastic trekkers may like to stay the night at the peaceful location of PWD rest house. For booking, contact: Divisional Engineer, PWD Roads, Mahanandapara.