There are two opinions which are said to have been regarded by many as the origin behind the name -----“Siliguri”. According to the first school of through, Siliguri derivers its name from the broken boulders called shila which lie scattered in the Mahanadi ( Mahanada ), while the other is of the opinion that it means “a place with Sal tree”.
Siliguri rightly called “The City of Hospitality” stands as a gateway to Eastern India. Due to its strategic geographical location, Siliguri becomes the hub-way and plays a pivot role connecting 3 major states- Bihar, Sikkim & Assam and and 3 neighbouring countries namely Nepal, Bhutan & Bangladesh. This peerless rarely seen combination of states and countries make tourist places in siliguri is a central attraction to the travel-lovers as well as to the common trade people.
To a tourist, sightseeing in siliguri always scores a perfect “10” as it has been paving the way of accessibility for easy ambulation to tourist destinations like Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kathmandu, Thimpu, Dhaka etc. Ornate with most sophisticated network system in communication, transporatation, accommodation and its very own famed pubs, Siliguri retains its door open round-the-colck to welcome and get you at your long cherished destinations.
Come and explore this, fast developing and busting commercial city containing all sorts of tourists’ Pleasures. Foreigners registration officers are location on both the railway stations.
A shopper’s paradise, located on the Hill Cart Road,this market offers you with a wide variety of articles.
Various types of art exhibitions are being held at Ramkinkar Hall near Court more.
His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche constructed this one hundred feet stupa contains five types of relics and is an object of veneration to one who visit this sacred site. (5 km from Siliguri).
A must for tourist 11 km from Siliguri, this forest consists of 3000 Botanical plants and Wild Life Sanctuary established in 1976. Situated on National Higway-55, this Sanctuary attracts different species of migratory birds in winter.
Maintained by the Indian Army, is an excellent picnic spot at a distance of 17 km from Siliguri.
Situated 20 km from Siliguri is Abode of Goddess Kali, called Sevokeswari Kali Temple.
Near Sevokeswari Kali Temple on the river Teesta, this bridge was built in the year 1930, is an example of British excellence in design and architecture.
28km from Siliguri on National Highway-31 A, is Kalijhora with all its natural spectacular provisions and ideal picnic spot by the side of river Teesta.
North Bengal Science Centre, set up a sprawing area of over 5 acres with its elegant building and Science Park is a major visitor’s attraction in the district. The exhibition includes working models, dioramas, diagrams, rare photographs and artefacts which will not only give you insight into the science of formation of this vast mountain range but also on the flowers, fountains, wildlife and the life style of the people living here . In the life Science area you get a chance to observe the activities of ants in a colony, rabbits, crabs, fishes will make your time a memorable one . If you want to go beyond the limits of our planet, the portable inflatable dome Taramandal will satisfy your inquisitive mind of transporting you to the amazing world of twinkling vastness. Apart of the Science Park. Here parabolic reflectors carry whispers from one end to the other. Swings and see-saws remind you the principles of science and participating exhibits will prompts you to come back again to enjoy and learn. Read More on Siliguri Travel Agents.
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