Jalpaiguri is a city situated in the state of West Bengal, India. The city derives its name from the words “Jalpai” aka “Olive”, which was grown extensively in the town until 1900. The Word “Guri” in the name means a place. The city’s name is commonly associated with Jalpesh, the deity believed to be presiding in the entire region. Over the years, to accommodate visitors various Hotels in Jalpaiguri has been established. There are Luxury hotels and Budget hotels in Jalpaiguri to cater to the varied requirements of tourists.
The place is approached for its scenic beauty, as it has various Tea Gardens and forest Villages. Jalpaiguri is an unexplored, unhurried and untouched place that is tranquil and offers peace of mind. Another attraction of the place is it shares its border with Bhutan and Bangladesh. Therefore, one can see the influence of cultures of these countries in this city. The percentage of migrant population is high in the region and different cultural groups like Metch, Santhals, Madasia, Ranjbanshi, Ravas, Totos etc. preside here.