The Jalpaiguri region includes the Dooars west and most of the eastern part of Morang and this area, according to Sailen Debnath, has long been part of the Kamarupa kingdom, and has since been part of the Kamata empire. Sailen writes that the five ancient capitals of Kamatapur were located in the Jalpaiguri region; and the three capitals were Chilapata, Mainaguri, and Panchagarh respectively. According to him, the Hingulavas, the first capital of the next Koch empire and was located in the Jalpaiguri region.
Jalpaiguri is famous for its traditional handicrafts, especially sugarcane and bamboo. Other items you can carry with you as souvenirs and gifts include curtains, jute and woodwork as well as other traditional jewelry.
The region has an area of 3386 km2.
There are 3 total districts in Jalgaipuri.
There are 733 villages in the region.
There are a total of 39 towns in the region.
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