The second largest city of West Bengal, Siliguri is very popular for its mighty Himalaya, number of Wild Life Sanctuary, scenic beauty, historical places, and its dazzling river. Siliguri is not only popular in West Bengal but also in many states of North East. It is a famous destination for shopping as it has a large market popularly known as Honk Kong Market. All imported things are available here including electronic gadgets, woolen clothes, household materials etc. Siliguri is well connected with all the other best hill stations of West Bengal such as Darjeeling, Kalimpong, and Kurseong. Jaldapara and Gurumara are the two famous wild life sanctuary of Siliguri. It is an ideal tourists spot in West Bengal and every year thousands of tourists comes here to visit the place with family, spouse or friends. We can also term it as a gateway for all other beautiful hill station in North.
The tourists attraction in Siliguri
Siliguri is unique in its own way with variety of beautiful places for the tourist to visit.
Kali Mandir- it is an important Hindu Temple in Siliguri that is a must visit place. The temple has an idol of Goddess Kali. The tourists come here not only to visit but also for pilgrim as well.
Jaldapara wildlife Sanctuary- it is located 140km away from Siliguri. River Torsa cuts its way through this place making a large part of the park a marshy land. This place has numbers of one horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, spotted deer, leopard, elephants and many other unique species. Tourists visit the place to have a glimpse of those distinctive species. It is an outstanding place for watching different migratory birds such as paradise fly catcher, crested eagle, fishing eagle, peafowl etc. the best way to explore the sanctuary is by an elephant safari.
Mirik- the best place for an excursion, a few km away from Siliguri. The main attraction of the place is its natural lake called Sumendu Lake. Tourists can enjoy boating and fishing in the lake. It is also an important pilgrim place with a Hindu temple. This place has many apple orchard and tea garden. Overall its a nice place to visit that would refresh the tourists mind.
Coronation Bridge- its marvelous architectural work is something worth seeing and it is considered to be one of the best architectural work in India. It is built over the River Teesta . situated 20km away from Siliguri this bridge gives a compelling view of River Teesta and high green mountains on both the sides.
How to Reach Siliguri
By AIR Siliguri has its own airport situated at Bagdogra at 12km away. This airport is well connected with different cities.
By TRAIN New Jalpaiguri is the nearest station of Siliguri. It is well linked with different parts of the country.
By BUS Regular bus service is available from Kolkata and all the parts of West Bengal.
Best time to visit Siliguri
The ideal time to visit Siliguri is in the month of March-June and from October-December.