Siliguri Tourism
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Siliguri Tourism

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

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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Hirak Chakraborty

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  • Hirak Chakraborty
  • Lives in Siliguri
  • 3 Reviews
  •  38 readers

"An excellent hill area" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
The travel was an experience in itself. If one wants to travel and an offbeat one, travel from jorethang in Sikkim to siliguri via Darjeeling. It takes about 6 hours in total but is memorable, take train from sealdah and reach njp(siliguri) then hire a cab for Sikkim or Gangtok.
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Rahul Saha

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  • 2 Reviews
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"A good place to visit" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Very good place to visit, covered by hills, mountains, and forests. You can enjoy the ride to Siliguri, Darjeeling, Mirik, Sevoke Bagh Bridge. There are so many tourist places. Peoples are beautiful and nice. Food is awesome. Hotels need some improvement.
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Gopinath Das

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  • Gopinath Das
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 28 Reviews
  •  73 helpful votes
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"A travel through tea gardens"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The travel was an experience in itself. If one wants to travel and an offbeat one. Travel from jorethang in Sikkim to Siliguri via Darjeeling. It takes about 6 hours in total but is a memorable one. In this way there are not many travellers and the road is also not so good. This is a journey only to see the natural beauty. The view of siliguri from the hills is really breathtaking.
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Satyam Singh

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  • 3 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
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"Good city for hangout and relax"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Feb 18, 2015
It is a descent city with good mall, markets, it is actually the gate to North-East India like Sikkim, and Darjeeling. It is second largest city after Kolkata in West-Bengal. One can buy tea here as there are many tea gardens on the outskirt of city. The natural beauty is also good. It is a complete city is what I would say.
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Gourav Mukherji

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  • 3 Reviews
  •  58 helpful votes
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"Nature Beauty"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Feb 3, 2015
Its called the Second Capital of West Bengal. Its nature view is awesome. On just outside you can see Tea garden. Here you can see the total procedure of tea preparation from tea plant. The market is very cheap especially electronics and clothes and obviously food. Food is very tasty. Must drink the juice. The people of Siliguri looks like Nepal but their behaviour is very polite. Weather is very refreshing.
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Rahul Sarkar

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  • Rahul Sarkar
  • Lives in Raiganj
  • 15 Reviews
  •  54 helpful votes
  •  5109 readers

"Second capital of bengal"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 21, 2014
Its located on the northern side of bengal, lies in a beautiful city which is growing everyday. This place is located beneath the hills and nearby darjeeling. The most beautiful place in west bengal. The weather is the best part here. There is njp station and bagdogra airport. You can go to the hill easily from here via car or bus.
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Vinay Lohia

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  • 11 Reviews
  •  47 helpful votes
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"A good place to stay and shop"

  • 4/7
  • Posted Nov 10, 2014
Basically its the gateway to the North east so all have to go through it while traveling there. Generally people don't stay at Siliguri. We did stay 1 night there for rest and giving the journey a break. The best part is the shopping that happen in the local market and Dhulabari which is after crossing the Nepal border.
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Anusha Akriti

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  •  23 helpful votes
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"Amazing place to shop"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Sep 5, 2014
This place is just awesome. Great climate.. Great people. It being a tourist place is crowded through out the year. The shops here are so good. This place is very cheap which is easy for pocket.. You cannot miss visiting the Sevoke Mandir. Siliguri is also connected with Nepal. You can also make a trip there. Its just awesome. Any time of the year.
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Santosh Yadav

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  •  4 helpful votes
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"Best tourist place"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Aug 24, 2014
Siliguri is the best tourist place to visit .its a cheap visit to travel by train.So many people of different places come to visit this nice place. So many couples after marriage come to see anf enjoy natural buty of this place .Natural buty of this place attract yo tourits thode who were come here for visit.
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Rahul Bhagat

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"Most beautiful city of india"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Aug 20, 2014
Siliguri is one of the most beautiful place in india. It is full of natural beauties and mesmerizing scenes. It has many romantic places (gangtok) and religious places (Shiv Mandir, Akshardham, Bouddha , etc) and hence is suitable for both younger generation and old people. Transportation is not a big issue as you can easily find taxi and cabs. But it will be good if one book taxi/cab beforehand. Also fooding and lodging is easily available. These things can be done online too. You can come across many tourists and can communicate with them too. People living there are most Nepali and Bengali.
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