With many imposing attractions and interesting activities, Siliguri is becoming a sought-after holiday destination. Situated in the Himalayan plains, this amazing destination is a popular halting place for tourists and pilgrims heading to major hill stations, such as Darjeeling, Kurseong, Mirik and Kalimpong.
A fast-growing town in North-East India, Siliguri is best known for its tea plantations. Nevertheless, the scenic town offers some great sight-seeing as well. The Madhuban Nature Park, Chapramari Wi2ldlife Sanctuary and Shorea Forest Recreation Center are worth visiting. Jaldapara wildlife sanctuary, located 124 kms from the town, houses the rare one-horned rhinoceros. Its location in the proximity of River Torsa makes it an important attraction.
The religious-minded may get to visit the ISKON Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. While it is built in the contemporary architecture style, it retains ancient customs and houses beautiful idols. If you’re a sports enthusiast, the Kanchenjunga Stadium is a must-visit place. It is a great sports complex with an outdoor stadium in the town, where soccer football is a sought-after game.
And, shoppers may immerse themselves in the colorful markets in the town. Mention- worthy are the Hong Kong market, where you can find imported goods, the Bidhan Market, Sunflower Shopping Mall and Nivedita Market. Cosmos is a modern shopping mall.
Science City is an interesting museum that showcases scientific experiments and is home to a Nature Interpretation Center and a beautiful planetarium. It is a nice place to explore the natural diversity and enjoy astronomy shows. Well, it offers an educational tour that complements your trip.
Even if Siliguri is an interim location en route to your vacation at some of the archetypal hill stations in the north-east part of India, you can take some time to explore its wild life, heritage places and scenic river banks. It has a good internal transport system comprising buses, rickshaws and taxis.
Siliguri offers a broad range of accommodations for all pockets. Vinayak Hotel, Hotel Heritage, Hotel Bengal International and Hotel Central Plaza are some of the reasonably- priced accommodations. If you’re looking for some luxury, Barsana Hotel & Resort, Sinclairs Siliguri and the Cindrella Hotel are some options.