Although town's main draw is that it is on the border of Bhutan, the accessibility to cheap accommodations and shopping make the Indian side of the border worth a stop. Jaigaon is a hectic border town, but a walk through side streets close to the border reveal diverse and scenic cultures. 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.There are also lot of shopping option found in Jaigaon.
From Phuentsholing, walk over. There is only the border gate that divides the two towns.
Buses traveling to/from Phuentsholing make a stop here.
Different Buses are coming from Siliguri P.C Mittal Bus Terminus. Reserve cars also available from Kings Travels, dial-098304-28401/ 093319-39486.
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.
During evening time you can find many stalls at the road side where you can have a delicious fast food such as Momo's, Chowmin, Egg roll, Pani puri, Non- veg Chops and many more things in cheaper rate.
Move towards Phuentsholing. There are liqueur stores; Royal Bhutan. which also imports and Sonam Main Liqueur Shop where you can find Phuentsholing and Jaigaon at good prices.
The banks in Jaigaon are not authorized to change foreign currency. To change the bhutan currency in to Indian currency or vice versa you can contact any travel agents or paan shop nrear by. They may charge few commissions for enchanging the currency.
Jaigaon has a very safe environment unlike many Indian cities where safety of women are a major concern.Since it borders Bhutan and is a sensitive area ,this turns things around . There's constant trip of police officials throughout the town throughout the night in order to ensure safety and security.Women safety has been a priority here. And except a few events of mishappenings this small town is perfectly a safe place.