Jaigaon is a small town in Jalpaiguri district in the Indian state of West Bengal, near the Bhutan border. The town lies at the gateway to Bhutan - Phuentsholing, and is thus a very thriving place of trade. The main source of income for the vast majority of people here is through the Bhutanese citizens that come down to Jaigaon in order to buy their monthly and weekly ration.
The main entrance to Bhutan is through Jaigaon. As Bhutan is a Himalayan Kingdom, it does not have roads linking to all its towns. Thus, Bhutan uses Indian roads to reach some of its cities, namely Samtse, Gomtu and Samdrup Jongkhar. Bagdogra (Siliguri) is the nearest airport, and Kolkata its nearest port, where goods to Bhutan are brought to. India offers a free flow of goods from Kolkata port to Bhutan. It lies on the banks of the Torsa river. It is a census town and a police station of Alipurduar subdivision.
Jaigaon is part of the proposed Gorkhaland and there are agitations going on every now and then. Although, in this part of the proposed Gorkhaland, the agitation is not very strong as the population consists of various communities. The population consists mainly of Bengali, Nepali (gorkhali),Bihari,Marwadi communities and the tribals of that place.
The place has very good weather condition all through the year. But at time of rain, it become very difficult to go out as drainage system is not very good. place like bahu bazar, supermarket,etc. becomes very uncomfertable to walk through the place.