- The people of North Bengal are also a varied lot. The tea gardens brought in Tribals from Bengal and Bihar. The hill stations attracted people from neighboring Nepal, and the partition of 1947 brought in Hordes of Bengalis from Bangladesh.
- The Hills, the jungles and the serene beauty of undulating tea gardens spread to the horizon.
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A city in the sub-Himalayan foothills of Darjeeling district, Siliguri is one of the most important cities in the entire North-East of India due to its strategic location. The burgeoning city is a commercial and transit hub of the North East. You can’t travel to North East India by road or rail without crossing the city. The city is also the entry point and business hub for Darjeeling, Sikkim, Bhutan, Dooars, parts of Nepal, Bangladesh, Bihar and Assam.
Well connected with Air, Road and Rail to all the important Indian cities, Siliguri is basically a starting point for the travellers to explore North Bengal, Sikkim area. Siliguri is also the gateway to Bhutan through Dooars. Direct road connection to Bhutan and Nepal and other North-Eastern states has prompted Siliguri to become a buzzing modern international trade centre.
Although Siliguri is a typical modern city, it does not lack in tourist attractions and natural beauty either. The city itself has limited offering for a tourist. But half an hour journey in any direction takes you to innumerable natural tourist destinations. Be in Sevok or Sukna to its North, or Gajoldoba and Mahananda Wild life Sanctuary to its East, Bangladesh boarder to the south and Panighata and Nepal boarder to its West. The distinct view of snowy range of Mount Kunchenjungha on a clear day can mesmerise any visitor to the town.
Siliguri offers several options for day outing. Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary, Shorea-forest recreation centre, Sevok Coronation Bridge, Madhuban Nature Park, Panighata are some of the major tourist spots lying with 25kms radius from Siliguri.
Shopping in the city is another reason for visitors from all over the region to congregate here. The City Center at Uttarayan township and Cosmos Mall are the two most popular modern shopping malls. There are many more concentrated around the Sevok road area. Bidhan market is the largest market of the city with about 3000 shops within it. Other shopping area is concentrated around Hill Cart Road and Sevok road.
Entertainment and Night Life
Entertainment and night life. There are a number of night clubs, bars and a few discos in town. Zorb, Nasha, Devils, Sizzler are some of the night clubs and discotheques in town. There are innumerable restaurants and bars spread throughout the city. The town also has half a dozen movie theatres and a few modern multiplexes including Cinemax and Inox. The multiplexes are located in popular shopping malls, the more traditional movie theatres including Biswadeep, Bishal, Meghdoot, Urbashi, New Cinema etc. There are a number of cultural centres in the city, the most important is the Town hall and its Dinabandhu Mancha which hosts regular cultural programs. Mitra Sammelani hall is another famous hall of town. City centre organises regular cultural events and programs.
Air : Bagdogra, the nearest airport, is only 15Km from Siliguri. It has direct daily air link with Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati as well as international flights to and from Bangkok, Paro and Kathmandu.
Rail: Siliguri is the junction of NorthEast frontier Railway Grid. New Jalpaiguri, popularly known as NJP is one of the most important rail station of North east and just 4 km from Siliguri. NJP is connected with direct trains from New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore etc.
Road: Siliguri is 650km from Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal,
760kms from Khatmandu, the Capital of Nepal
350Kms from Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.
Siliguri to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim is 120Kms
Accommodation in Siliguri:
There are more than 200 hotels in Siliguri and its surrounding area. Please find details about some of the better hotels of Siliguri by clicking here.