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Bijanbari


Introducing a hidden Place

Bijanbari , a small hidden place lies  in the east in the district of Darjeeling presently known as Gorkhaland Territorial Authority[GTA][West Bengal, India] ,altitude 760 m (2,490 ft) above the sea level,It’s a beautiful place where Chota Rangit flows through ,and surrounded by the beautiful Tea gardens, Bijanbari is the headquarters of the Darjeeling Pulbazar development block comprising of 23 Gram Panchayats which makes it the largest Block of West Bengal.Nepali is the primary language spoken by the people which is similar to Hindi.
        The agricultural products of the region are potatoes, cardamom, sweet smelling rice (Basmati), maize, millets, peas, beans, cauliflower, cabbages and tomatoes; fruit orchards produce pineapples and plums. While , squash and  oranges are the major source source for the people residing on the outskirts of Bijanbari such as Kainjalia, Sumbuck, Jhepi, Thapagaon, Samalbong etc.



Fig:Cultivation of Rice[Sweet scented Basmati rice]



This region is a tea producing area with over 55,000 workers approx, and  population  nearly about 200,000 (approx). There are people practicing different religions like  –Buddhists, Hindu, Christian, Muslims etc. Bijanbari has several private schools and a Govt school upto the 12th standard.A degree college which was started in October 1995 with the support of `fair trade consumers` of tea in the West Bengal.

Fig:Tea Garden and a Tea Factory

Beautiful Places around Bijanbari,

Coming down towards Bijanbari you can see a beautiful waterfall named as ‘Himafalls’ similarly few kilometre after you will pass through the world famous Tea gardens[marybong,rishihaat etc], from where you can have mesmerizing view of the area ,moving few kilometres downward you will get a place named Pulbazar, A few minutes walk from Pulbazaar brings you to the Sericulture farm the houses silk worms ,Bijanbari is nearly about 2 km from Pulbazar.
Moving upward from Bijanbari there are places named Kainjalia, Jhepi ,Sumbuck, Lodhoma,Rimbick etc,The Asia’s second largest Hydel Power Project is here at Lodhoma.
If you move towards a place called Kolbong 5 km from Kainjalia you can find a nice view of Daramdin(Sikkim),
The figure above is  a hill named Home Dara,lies on the Upper portion of Relling a place from Bijanbari
Home Dara



A view from Kainjalia[Hom Dara]

The figure is of Paddy field on the outskirts of Bijanbari,Locally known as khet[Nepali Langugage-खेत]
In this region the cultivation of paddy ie;Rice is carried out during the month of June-July and are harvested in the month of January,usually termed as Mangsir locally[in  Nepali Languae].

A view of Daramdin which is a part of Sikkim from Kolbong, Kolbong is a place  nearly about 7-8 Km from Kainjalia, the view is from School Dara.
Kolbong also have few beautiful places like Aaley ,a place of peace and happiness.
The image to the right is of orange tree, as orange is one of the major production of the people as the climate is favorable for its production,early the oranges were taken to for Silliguri marketing.



      

      PULBAZAR:


       Images of Hindu God and Goddess carved on stone.[Place Pulbazar Thanaline ,The first image from the     left is of Sardar Man Bahadur Pradhan and his wife Mrs. Harka Kumari Pradhan.Second image is of Goddess Durga Devi and the third one is of Lord Ganesha.]


Pulbazar is a place nearby Bijanbari in the district of Darjeeling under Darjeeling-Pulbazar Development Block; Bijanbari [West Bengal, India] at a distance of nearly about 30 km from Darjeeling..The place is naturally beautiful where river Chota Rangit flows through .It has a beautiful  Hindu temple of historic importance in a place locally  named Thana Line ; Pulbazar. The temple has the beautiful sculptures of Goddess Durga Devi, Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva and few other sculptures of Hindu God and Goddess. It was established in the year 1971 by Sardar Man Bahadur Pradhan [born on 22nd Dec 1890] and his wife Mrs. Harka Kumari Pradhan [born-1896].The importance of the temple is that all the images are beautifully carved on the stone by a person named Shree Lal Prashad Rai,These sculptures are antique which depicts the culture of Hindu religion.The valuable works of Shree Lal Prashad Rai can also be seen at  Sirikhola a place around 30-35 km from Bijanbari  where he has carved the image of Lord Shiva  on the stone.



SIRIKHOLA-DARAGAON; Aview of river side[Image posted by Puran Gurung ,Email;Puranforu@gmail.com]







This place has been very famous for the trekkers,[Falls under Darjeeling-Pulbazar Development Block in the district of Darjeeling,West Bengal]every year thousands of visitors come here for trekking purposes as the place is nearby 'Sandakphu' and 'Phalut' one of the Known peaks of West Bengal.




A typical type of beautiful  flower locally named as "Pyaji Phool" found around the area,these flowers are like Daffodils which looks so beautiful,this type of flower are specially found in red and black soil. 
Sunakhari a type of flower found in the forest

Block Development Office Bijanbari:

 List Of Gram Panchayats Under Darjeeling Pulbazar Development Block

Sl.No.
Name of Gram panchayat
1.
Sirikhola-Daragaon
2.
Rimbick
3.
Lodhoma-I
4.
Lodhoma-II
5.
Jhepi
6.
Kaijalia
7.
Relling
8.
Mazuwa
9.
Goke-I
10.
Nayanore
11.
Pulbazar-Bijanbari
12.
Chongtong
13.
Rishihat-Bloomfield
14.
Darjeeling-II
15.
Leboang Valley-II
16.
Dabaipani
17.
Soom-Singtam
18.
Rangit-I
19.
Darjeeling-I
20.
Leboang Valley-I
21.
Rangit-II
22.
Goke-II
23.
Badamtam





Population 2001:

G.P. wise total population based on census 2001




Sl No.

Name of Gram Panchayat
Population
Male
Female
Total
01.
Sirikhola-Daragaon
1689
1664
3353
02.
Rimbick
2179
1999
4178
03.
Lodhoma-I
1752
1688
3440
04.
Lodhoma-II
1777
1694
3471
05.
Jhepi
2553
2448
5001
06.
Relling
2664
2906
5570
07.
Mazuwa
2394
2294
4688
08.
Kaijalia
2147
2172
4319
09.
Naya-Nore
2873
2794
5667
10.
Goke-I
2542
2408
4950
11.
Goke-II
1739
1645
3384
12.
Pul-Bijanbari
2369
2278
4647
13.
Chongtong
3598
3561
7159
14.
Rishihat-Bloomfield
2819
2698
5517
15.
Darjeeling-I
2420
2574
4994
16.
Soom-Singtam
4136
4087
8223
17.
Rangit-I
2173
2155
4328
18.
Rangit-II
4340
4215
8555
19.
Lebong-Valley-I
2950
2934
5884
20.
Lebong-Valley-II
3375
3362
6737
21.
Badamtam
2439
2504
4943
22.
Dabaipani
1401
1253
2654
23.
Darjeeling-II
2360
2355
4715
Total :
58689
57688
116377



Total Area of the Block : 416.304 Sq.Km.
No. of Gram Panchayat in the Block : 23
No. &  name of Gram Panchayats adjacent to the international boarder : 5 [ (i) Sirikhola-Daragaon, (ii) Rimbick, (iii) Lodhoma-I, (iv) Lodhoma-II & (v) Mazuwa.


VIDYA JYOTI ACADEMY

Vidya Jyoti Academy is one of the successful educational institution located at Bijanbari valley in the district of Darjeeling;Under Darjeeling-Pulbazar Development Block,Bijanbari [Darjeeling,West Bengal], founded and managed by Dr. Radhakrishnan Charitable Trust,the school is at a distance of around 1 km from Bijanbari market .Vidya Jyoti Academy formally known as VJA has come out with best results in Madhyamik Examination conducted by West Bengal Board of Secondary Education since many years.Its considered as one of the best school of Bijanbari valley and has been successful in imparting the best quality education to the  students from local places like Kainjalia,Pulbazar,Relling,Bijanbari etc.


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