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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.

Bindu
Village
Bindu is located in West Bengal
Bindu
Bindu
Location in West Bengal, India
Bindu is located in India
Bindu
Bindu
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
State West Bengal
District Kalimpong
Languages
 • Official Nepali, Bengali, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB

GeographyEdit

Bindu is the last village on the Indian side bordering Bhutan. It is known for its landscape with Jaldhaka River, hills and forests, which attracts a lot of tourists.[citation needed] 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. 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.

PeopleEdit

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 ProjectEdit

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