Teesta Bazaar

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Teesta Bazaar
Town
Teesta Bazaar is located in West Bengal
Teesta Bazaar
Teesta Bazaar
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 27°04′N 88°26′E / 27.06°N 88.43°E / 27.06; 88.43Coordinates: 27°04′N 88°26′E / 27.06°N 88.43°E / 27.06; 88.43
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Darjeeling
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Teesta Bazaar is a small town located 4 km (2.5 mi) downstream from the town of Melli on the right bank of Teesta River in Darjeeling district of the state of West Bengal, India. It is a road junction on Siliguri-Gangtok National Highway NH31A and the roads from Darjeeling and Kalimpong join NH31A near here. The national highway NH31 crosses Teesta River here. Darjeeling is on the west of the river and Kalimpong is on the east of the river. Leaving NH31A and continuing upriver on the right bank from Siliguri on a narrower road, the smaller road leads to Darjeeling towards the west. Continuing on NH31A on the left bank of the river after crossing the bridge, the road towards Kalimpong takes off at a junction 3 km (1.9 mi) ahead of the bridge.

Geography[edit]

Teesta Bazaar is located at 27°04′N 88°26′E / 27.06°N 88.43°E / 27.06; 88.43.[1] Teesta Bazaar is situated at an elevation of 90 m (300 ft) above mean sea level. River rafting can be undertaken at this point. It is also at the point where the Teesta river flows into West Bengal. Most of the area around Teesta is patrolled by the Indian Army as it comes under a sensitive border area.

Road to Darjeeling[edit]

While coming from Siliguri on NH31A, the national highway NH31 is on the right bank of the river. It crosses the river and goes to the left bank. For going to Darjeeling, do not cross the Teesta Bridge and continue on the same side of the river on a narrower road just before the bridge. The other road will lead to Darjeeling after passing through Teesta Bazar.

Conversely, the road from Darjeeling joins NH31A near Teesta Bridge after Teesta Bazar while coming from Darjeeling.

Road to Kalimpong[edit]

While coming from Siliguri on NH31A, the national highway NH31 is on the right bank of the river. It crosses the river and goes to the left bank. The road to Kalimpong takes off towards the right side 3 km (1.9 mi) after the bridge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yahoo maps of Teesta Bazaar". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 2008-11-29.