Know about Siliguri also known as the gateway of North-Eastern India
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About Siliguri Attractions
Siliguri is located at the bottom of the Himalaya mountains which are in the plains of Darjeeling District by the side of River Mahananda. Siliguri is the second-largest city in West Bengal. Many people call Siliguri as the gateway of North Eastern India. Whenever someone travels to the North-East they have to pass through Siliguri, as it is located that way. Siliguri is also the regional commercial capital. It isn't a very old City still it has seen huge number of immigrants in recent years. People living in Siliguri live very peaceful lives by sustaining the traditional spirit of the Indian republic. Siliguri remains cooler than many other regions of West Bengal. This place is highly favorable for its tea and timber by tourists. when you will be having Siliguri trip you will come across the team gardens here, Siliguri has forty-five tea gardens. You won't have any kind of problem in the networks while having a Siliguri tour as this city has the best networks in the region.
History of Siliguri
Hundreds of years ago by the British administration, Siliguri was declared a subdivision district. Siliguri has done great growth in the past few years. The Saktigarh Colony which is in South today, Siliguri once was located there. Hari Sundar Majumdar is known to be the first notable residents of Siliguri. He came to reside in Siliguri. The district library was named Terai Harsundar Library at the first place. Earlier Siliguri used to be a place where only agriculture was away or earning and very few people used to stay here, and now this is among the fastest-growing cities of India. It is a city where the Marwari, Bengali, Bihari and Nepali people live very happily and that is why it has become a cosmopolitan city.
Shopping in Siliguri
The Siliguri tourist guide will definitely take you to Hong Kong market, also known as Chandni Chowk, is a good place if u seek for fancy, unique and cheap priced things. From fabrics to electronics they have everything. One of the oldest markets is Mahabirstan, it has inexpensive fabrics and also good food and accessories. Seth Srilal Market keeps fabrics and silver jewelry and bidhan market which is known for shawls, fabrics, perfumes, bags, carpets they keep.
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Travel to Siliguri
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The traveler can directly arrive at the Siliguri by aerial transport because this place has its own international airport. Hence the traveler has to visit Bagdogra airport. It is because this is the nearest airport to Siliguri. Bagdogra is 15 minutes away from Siliguri. Hence the tourists can take local taxes on rickshaws from the airport and reach the place easily.
There is no railway stations in Siliguri. Therefore to travel via train the travellers need to visit the New Jalpaiguri (NJP) station which is the nearest railway station to Siliguri. The distance between New Jalpaiguri station from the main city of the Siliguri is 8 km. from new Jalpaiguri station the travellers can book rickshaw, cabs or locals buses to arrive into Siliguri. The most famous trains that pass the NJP station are the Karmabhoomi Express, Ranchi express, Kanchan Kanya express and Mahananda Express. Those trains connect many of the cities in India with NJP. An attraction of the Siliguri is the Toy train. Many of the passengers are also like to take a ride on the Toy train and visit the other hill stations like Darjeeling, kurseong etc.
Siliguri is connected with the metropolitan cities with the national highways. From Kolkata, the traveler can make a road trip by NH 34 and NH 31. NH 34 not only connects the Kolkata only rather the traveler from Delhi, Agra, and Allahabad can also make the road trip to the Siliguri by this road.
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FAQ's of Siliguri
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When someone is having even a Siliguri one day tour one must not miss Salugara Monastery, Mahananda wildlife sanctuary north Bengal science center, Sevoke bridge, Bengal Safari Park, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, ISKCON Temple, Sepoy Dhura Tea Garden, Surya Sen Park and Dudhia.
The Adventures in Siliguri are Rangpo white water rafting, cycling on the silk route, biking from Siliguri to the Rocky island, mountain biking, jungle safari in the forest of Chilapata
Official language of Siliguri is Bengali but the locals also speak Hindi, English, Nepali, Marwari, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Assamese, Gujrati, Tibetan.
Siliguri is mainly known for its tea, timber and tourism.
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