‘(Place with) Olives’  City/District, West Bengal

From Ben:  jalapāi, ‘olive’; (Ben)/Dra: guri, ‘place’.

Guri is a place-name element found in the northern region of West Bengal [Siliguri, Mallaguri, Maynaguri] which many think has a Dravidian origin – it is usually translated as ‘place’.

Olive trees grow profusely here, especially in districts like Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and Cooch Behar.

Article: Indian olives: The most under-utilised fruit crop – DownToEarth

For related place names see Indian Place names and West Bengal place names.