Jamuni Tourist Complex
Jamuney has been gaining popularity as one of the new tourist destination, located about 12 km only from Darjeeling town, takes just about an hour drive.One can easily feel the drastic change in weather and plantation while travelling towards the place as Jamuni is much warmer than that of Darjeeling.
The journey to Jamuni is filled with little adventure because of the steepness of the roads, but at the same time it feels great travelling through the Tea Garden, forests, beautiful villages, little farms, nurseries and Orange Orchards.This road cuts off the distance between Darjeeling and south-western parts of Sikkim which passes through Jamuni.
Jamuni has become one of the most favourite picnic spot for the locals, the place remains mostly overcrowded during winters. Spreaded over the area of 13 acres it has been surrounded by the hills, forests and tea gardens, the small river flowing in between makes it very picturesque. It has been developed further under GTA, adding up more attraction for the people like terrace gardens, boating spot, an arena for different events and many more.
The beautiful bridge in Jamuni has even found its place in Bollywood, one of the shots from the famous Bollywood movie BARFI has been filmed here.This is a place where GTA organises Krishi Mela every year for the enhancement of the local farmers.
How to Reach:
Bagdogra, 90 K.M. (via NH 110) away from Darjeeling, is the nearest airport connected by flights from major cities like Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati.
A part from Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Station (88 K.M. from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station) the two closest railway stations are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri. These railway stations have direct railway connections with Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, and other major cities of India.
The major access to Darjeeling by road is via Siliguri, 77 K.M. (via NH 55), which is connected to all the major cities of India. Bus service is available from Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand, Siliguri. Smaller vehicles are also available on seat-sharing/ hire from airport, railway station, motor syndicates / police motor stand. Facility of Pre-paid taxi stand from NJP Railway station & Bagdogra airport can also be availed. The four routes that one can opt from Siliguri to reach Darjeeling are: i) Tindharia – Kurseong route ii) Dudhiya – Mirik route iii) Rohini route iv) Pankhabari