Siliguri Tourism
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Siliguri Tourism

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  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Darjeeling

The second largest city in West Bengal, Siliguri lies in the shadows of the mighty Himalayas, in a narrow strip of land just 40 km wide at its broadest section often referred to as the Chicken's Neck. Its strategic location makes it the main gateway to the north-eastern states, Sikkim, Gangtok, and even neighbouring nations like Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh. Siliguri is also the connecting point to many of West Bengal's hill-stations like Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong. Progressively developing into a prominent centre of trade and commerce for the northeast, Siliguri is today a metropolis that is bustling with commercial activity. However, in addition to its unique location, the city also boasts lush green environs, interspersed with tea plantations, rolling hills and meandering rivers, as well as a pleasant climate through most of the year.  

 

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Although generally used as a transit stop en route to the surrounding hill stations, Siliguri has many noteworthy attractions of its own. The North Bengal Science Centre, in the city's northern suburbs, features many scientific experiments and gadgets. It also hosts a Nature Interpretation

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Shashi Kumar

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  • Shashi Kumar
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 29 photos
  • 16 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1464 readers

"Small city to live in" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Siliguri is a city which spans across districts in the Bengal. The city is located on banks of the Mahananda River and the foothills of the Himalayas. Jaldapara wildlife sanctuary, situated at foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, was established in 1941 to protect the Indian Rhinoceros. Kalimandir located near the Second bridge, is a Hindu temple positioning the shrine of goddess Kali.
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Shashi Kumar

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  • Shashi Kumar
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 12 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  149 readers

"Small city to live in" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Siliguri is a city which spans across districts in the Bengal. The city is located on the banks of the Mahananda River and the foothills of the Himalayas. Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary. Situated at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1941 to protect the Indian onioned Rhinoceros. Kali Mandir. Located near the Sevoke bridge, the Kali mandir is a Hindu temple positioning the shrine of Goddess Kali. Coronation Bridge.
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Umar Faizan

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  • Umar Faizan
  • Lives in Tinsukia
  • 36 photos
  • 14 Reviews
  •  768 readers

"Siliguri" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Siliguri is the second largest city of west Bengal it is the gateway to northeast. The town is well connected with air, rail and road transport. This area has got no of best schools and coleges, the city gives plenty of options for shoppings and popular for chinese and cheap products, the auto drivers are very polite. Many tourist places can only be travelled from this city
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Murli manohar singh

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  • Murli manohar singh
  • 3 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  170 readers

"Siliguri lacks infrastructure and standards of city"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Siliguri well connected with New Jalpaiguri Rail Station and standard of station is well but city itself lack standard.
Like traffic control worst
Roadside path management too exhastive.
Classification of city may be done like Tier 3 city ..
Bus stand also lacks even basic facilities like toilet .. Information
.. Enquiry all not in mannered way ...
At last expect more feasibilty in this city
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Rajib chattopadhyay

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  • Rajib chattopadhyay
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  311 readers

"Business city/ stopover city for tourists"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Situated at base of Himalayas and connect various hill station. Good, clean, developed and improving city. Nice business centre. See Kanchenjunga from Siliguri in clear days. I have seen on 22/10/2016. Helpful good people helps tourists at their best. See nearby spots if time permits. Nice to be here.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 228 Reviews
  •  449 helpful votes
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"A Trip to Siliguri"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 15, 2016
I had been to Siliguri by road in the month of May 2016. Siliguri is a must-visit in the tourism circuit of modern-day West Bengal. The must-visit attractions around Siliguri include the Coronation Bridge, Kali Mandir and the North Bengal Science Centre. The Coronation bridge is a critical bridge and is built over the Teesta river and is a vital link between the North Eastern to west Bengal since 1930. This bridge is located just 25 kilometers from Siliguri town. The Kali temple is an important destination for pilgrims to visit this magnificent shrine especially during the festivals of Navaratri and Durga Puja. The North Bengal Science Centre is an important place to visit for both enthusiasts and conossieurs of science as one can see the importance of reflections in current -day science in this awesome place.
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Parimala Sai

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  • Parimala Sai
  • Lives in Kurnool
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  849 readers

"Good trip"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Jun 7, 2016
We booked through we care travels for 5 day Gangtok Darjeeling tour for which Ajay Sharma made excellent arrangements which comforted us a lot thanks to Mr Ajay Sharma. Gangtok was very neat and clean compared to Darjeeling if you have chance spend more days in Gangtok than Shillong regarding clothes just a simple shawl was enough because we stayed there in June.
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Vijay Potluri

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  • Vijay Potluri
  • Lives in Vijayawada
  • 237 photos
  • 92 Reviews
  •  40 helpful votes
  •  28472 readers

"Junction for north east India"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 29, 2016
Nice destination and junction for north east India and Bhutan. New Jalpaiguri connect railway roots, Bagdogra airport connects democratic and international connections. It's a nice town surrounded by many lovely destinations. Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kaling Pav, Jaigaon which connects Bhutan by road, and many.
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Abhik pal choudhury

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  • Abhik pal choudhury
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1032 readers

"Very wonderful experience"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 16, 2016
I went there for a business trip and I didn't have more time to explore the city. I was free from meeting at around 6 and then I went to Hong Kong market and City Centre. In Hong Kong market you have to do a lot of bargaining. City Centre is a nice place to spend some time.
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Debojit bora

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  • Debojit bora
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1035 readers

"Great trip in a great city"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 25, 2016
My entire trip was great and fruitful except the hotel. One should be always very careful while selecting a hotel. The city of Siliguri was great. Though I was there for official purposes I took time to visit the Hong Kong market and took a ride on the Toy Train.
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