Jalpaiguri is admired with a number of tea gardens, among which, the most notable are Raipur Tea Garden, Karala Valley, Jaipur Tea Garden and Denguajhar. The Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, located 50 km away from Jalpaiguri is a very popular destination with tourists.
Jaldapara Wildlife sanctuary established in 1941 is a safe refuge for the local flora and fauna, particularly the Indian one-horned rhino. The other wildlife consists of Royal Bengal tigers, deer and elephants. The sanctuary is located at the foothills of Eastern Himalayas in Alipurduar Sub-Division of Jalpaiguri District.
Tourists can visit the Gorumara National Park, located few kilometres away from Jalpaiguri, which is also known for its rich wild life. This National park boasts 50 species of mammals, 22 species of reptiles, 193 species of birds, 27 species of fishes, 7 species of turtles and other micro and macro fauna.
The century old Jalpaiguri Town Club established by the British is also a popular destination. Jalpaiguri Rajbari or the palace flanked by lakes is another major focus of tourist interest. It is a specimen of excellent architecture and designing of older times. The gate of the palace is considered as the world’s biggest un-reinforced concrete structure. The government has taken the ownership of the palace pond called the “Rajbari Dighi” and translated its surroundings into a garden, which is also worth visiting. There is an art gallery within the palace, named Sarojendra Deb Raikat Kala Kendra, for art enthusiasts.
Tourists can also visit an age-old temple of Lord Shiva, popularly called Jalpesh Temple, located 15 km from the town. The Jubilee Park, nestled on the bank of River Teesta is another popular destination. Travellers can also explore the Chiltapata Forests to visit the remnants of a thousand years old fort of Nal King, which recalls the memory of the Golden Age of Gupta Empire. Some notable temples of the region are Jogomaya Kalibari and Jatileshar temple.