Siliguri: the beating heart of North Bengal
Dwelling in the foothills of the Himalayas, Siliguri is one of the rapidly thriving cities in the state of West Bengal. This bustling city is the fifth largest city in the state and second largest in the Northeast after Guwahati. Strategically located near to the borders of Nepal and Bangladesh, the city favors the commercialization, transport, education, tourism, etc. Ideally located near to the hilly regions, Siliguri serves as the transit point for traveling towards the high altitudinal regions like Sikkim, Darjeeling, and Kalimpong.
Besides, this major mercantile hub is the en route and the only gateway to the northeastern states. It favors the accessibility to international borders like Indo-China Border and Indo-Bhutan Border. This may make it a vulnerable region, but it's ideal location also leads to immense growth in the tourism sector and contributes greatly to the economy of the state with flourishing trade and commerce.
Besides, the city is technologically advanced and owns quite a number of business sectors that draws many migrants from the adjoining areas who come here with a prospect of making a living. The ideal location of the city near to the country's most coveted and less traveled hilly regions causes the city to witness the brimming visitors from within the country and aboard. Thus, the city favors the establishment of many travel industries that cater to the requirements of the visitors.
The huge inrush of the visitors basically challenges the city for the further development and compels it to proceed towards the zenith of advancement.
Distance to Siliguri from some of the major cities in India
- From Delhi - 1484 KM
- From Mumbai - 2271 KM
- From Guwahati - 475 KM
- From Kolkata - 606 KM
Top Things to Do In Siliguri
1. Find serenity and bliss in Salugara Monastery.
2. Get a glimpse of greens and solitude, along with a perfect place for the little ones in Science City.
3. Go spiritual at ISKCON Temple.
4. Treat yourself to the breathtaking sightseeing, a lavish picnic, and a place to unwind at Dudhia.
5. Drive towards the realm of greens and wildlife, delve deeper into the enchanting Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary.