Bindu, India

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Bindu is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Bindu is located in India
Bindu (India)
Coordinates: 27°05′53″N 88°52′18″E / 27.09806°N 88.87167°E / 27.09806; 88.87167Coordinates: 27°05′53″N 88°52′18″E / 27.09806°N 88.87167°E / 27.09806; 88.87167
Country India
StateWest Bengal
 • OfficialNepali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-WB
Vehicle registrationWB

Bindu is a small hamlet or village in the Kalimpong district of West Bengal, India. Bindu lies in the Indo-Bhutan border, India's second oldest dam is situated at Bindu. It is located 85 km from Jalpaiguri city.


Bindu is the last village on the Indian side bordering Bhutan. It is known for its landscape with Jaldhaka River, hills and forests.[1] There is a conjunction of three streams at Bindu. The three streams are known as Bindu Khola, Dudh Pokhri and Jaldhaka that originates from the Kupup lake, a small glacial lake in Sikkim.[1] The combined streams meet at Bindu to form the Jaldhaka river. There is a dam known as Bindu Dam over the Jaldhaka river which is used for controlling water supply to the Jaldhaka Hydel Project at Jhalong and acts as a bridge for crossing over to Bhutan. However, one can cross the dam only by foot. Recently steel bridge construction will be done so that light weight vehicle can pass over.


People of different tribes live in this village. Most of the people are engaged in orange and cardamom cultivation, which are exported to other places within India and abroad.

Hydel Project[edit]

A total 44 MWe power can be produced if it is subjected to peak flow.


  1. ^ a b "Bindu - The last point of West Bengal to North". Retrieved 2019-04-08.