The town's only attraction is that it is on the border of Bhutan. Otherwise, it has a dearth of sites of interest and totally lacks charm. However, as many Bhutanese like to cross the border to take advantage of India's cheaper telephone/e-mail rates and restaurant prices, the town does offer a wide selection of eateries and telephone offices.
The town is small and can be covered on foot, though an autorickshaw is recommended for the journey from the main bus terminal, which is located slightly out of town. Jaigaon lacks quality infrastructure, and during the rainy season the streets are muddy and difficult to negotiate on foot.
Non-Bhutanese or Indian citizens exiting or entering Bhutan are required to get their passport stamped at the Indian immigration office, which is located next to the cinema hall (there is a fork in the road when entering the town - marked by a statue - immigration is a short way up the road on the left). Indians can get a permit to visit Thimphu or other parts of Bhutan by submitting proof of identity proof, such as an election card or passport, at the Bhutanese immigration office.
Make telephone calls and send e-mails as the rates here are much lower than in Phuentsholing.
Asian Book Distributors, J.P. Centre, N.S. Road., ☎ +91 3566 736-182. As a supplier of book stores in Bhutan, AB Books is an excellent place to pick up titles on subjects related to Bhutan and Buddhism and at much cheaper prices than over the borderedit
Hotel Kasturi, could be a good choice. Rooms are clean and moderately well furnished. Rates are moderate.
Hotel satyam, near bhutan gage,n.s road jaigaon, ☎ 91-94340-29084, 264444. Best hotel at Jaigaon with maximum no. of rooms & parking facilities. Total rooms:24edit
Hotel Prasant, Shah Building, N.S. Road, Distt. Jalpaiguri, (Close to Bhutan Gate), ☎ 91-3566-265664. checkin: 12 PM; checkout: 12 PM. Well furnished, Clean and heigen, Parking space, Restaurant, meeting hall, 30 A/C and Non A/C rooms500-1300. edit
Hotel Devi, N.S. Road, Opp, Supermarket chowpati (heart of the city), ☎ +91-9434806751,9800072350. checkout: 12:00 hrs. Hotel Devi is in the heart of the city, the only hotel where you get room with a personal balcony,with all basic facilities like in house laundry service, 24 hours doctor on call, banquet hall and a cozy dining with local cusines. 350 to 950. edit