Chalsa is a few kilometers from Malbazar on the way to Dooars from Siliguri. The national highway connecting the North-East with West Bengal passes through Chalsa. From here the road to left leads to Samsing which is about 15 km. The road to the right goes to Lataguri (20 km) via Gorumara National Park.
Till only recently the small village was mostly known for the weekly market at Mangalbari Hat and as a stopover for buses plying in Dooar. In the last few years, Chalsa has gained in prominence as a tourist destination due to its proximity to the Gorumara National Park just 10 kms away. There are private accommodations available near Chalsa from where you can visit the Gorumara National Park.
Chalsa can be your base for visit to other tourist destinations nearby including Samsing, Bindu, Murti etc. Arguably one of the best resorts of Dooars, the Sinclair's retreat is located on a hillock close to Chalsa. The place is also famous for the many tea gardens surrounding it. Apart from the Chalsa Tea garden, you can also take a stroll inside the beautiful Ivill tea garden.