Siliguri is a bustling city of West Bengal situated on the foothills of Eastern Himalayas. It is the third largest city of West Bengal. Strategically located along the international border, Siliguri is often referred as the Gateway towards North Eastern Region of India. The cosmopolitan city gets lots of visitor from far and wide due to its easy connectivity with some of the most pictorial hill station of India. It acts as a base for traveler who wants to explore the hidden beauty of Himalayan valley like Bhutan, Darjeeling, and Sikkim. Siliguri is also one of the most popular destinations for shopaholics traveling in West Bengal Region. Enclosed with meandering river stream of Mahananda and daunting hills, Siliguri showcase a harmonious relationship between nature and mankind. Development and conserving nature has gone side by side in Siliguri. It has few protected areas like Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary and Sevoke Forest which showcase an astounding vista of Mother Nature. There are few destinations in and around Siliguri which has hyped the interest of travelers and localities.
It is a well manicured garden situated in the Mahakal Pally road of Siliguri. Adorned with a water fountain, lake with boating facility, and recreational centre for children, Surya Sen Park has become a favored weekend destination for the localities.
Dedicated to the Lord Krishna, ISKCON Temple is one of a renowned pilgrimage centre of Siliguri. The integrate architecture of ISKCON temple offers and impeccable blend of aesthetic and modern day appeal. Visitors can observe the paintings made by a Russian artist about the ancient era in the grandiose hall of ISKCON Temple where Lord Krishna is idolized along with other deities.
Siliguri is often known as the shoppers’ paradise and Hongkong Market is often known as the Mecca for shopaholics traveling to Siliguri. At Hongkong Market travelers can buy a vast collection of commodities at a comparatively cheaper price.
It is a scenically blessed settlement located on the outskirts of Siliguri. Surrounded with lush subtropical forest, Sukna caught the attention of travelers with its DHR station, museum and verdant forest reserve.
Named after the meandering river stream enclosing Siliguri, Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is a reserve forest. There are many watchtowers in Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary which are used by visitors to observe the wild animals and exotic birds residing in verdant forest.
It is a small town located on the Mirik-Siliguri highway. Flanked beside river bank of Balason, Dudhia has become a famous destination for people of Siliguri and nearby places as an ideal picnicking spot.
Located in Matigara at a distance of 5km from Siliguri it is the first and only science centre of Siliguri. The entire ground of Siliguri Science City is sprawled with the emerald green lawn and well-manicured bushes. Inside the building of Science City, visitors can find a planetarium, and a Nature Interpretation Centre along with various objects which run using the basic law of physics.
Inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, it is the first animal safari of Northern region. It is located in the outskirts of Siliguri at a distance of 8km. There are two types of safari currently available herbivore safari and carnivore safari in Bengal Safari Park.
It is considered as the most iconic structure built above the roaring river Teesta. Marking the crowning ceremony of King George the fifth, Coronation Bridge has become the vantage point to witness the river Teesta meandering through mountainous valley dotted with alpine forest.
Being situated in the lowland area the best time to relish the true beauty of Siliguri is during the onset of winter season (mid November to mid February), when the weather is soothing and less humid.