An urban speck at the foot of Himalayas
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Bengali, Hindi, Nepali
1 Days
October to February
Bagdogra Airport
17℃ to 22℃

Siliguri Tourism

Siliguri is a growing city at the foot of Himalayan mountain ranges, enriched by the Mahananda River. Although a small city, it is blessed by the nature with lush green mountains, pristine streams, and beautiful valleys. There are man-made masterpieces like the ISKCON temple, the Salugara Buddhist Monastery and even an amusement park- the Savon Kingdom to attract tourists every year from all around the world. The religious and cultural heritage of the city also adds to its color and vibrancy. 

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When to visit?

October marks the beginning of winter in this high range tourist spot and it is the best time to visit Siliguri, extending up to February. Thick fog and occasional rainfall can be expected with the lowest temperature being 8°C during winter. March to June is the summer season but unlike other parts of the country, summer here is relatively mild with the maximum rise of temperature up to 37°C. Monsoon can be a bit draining due to high humidity. July marks the onset of monsoon which ends by September.

How to reach

Siliguri is one of the major tourist destinations in West Bengal so it has a well-connected transportation system. There are regular buses and trains connecting major cities around the country. The Bagdogra Airport can also provide airline connection to the rest of the country.

How to Reach by Flight

The nearest domestic airport is at Bagdogra, nearly 5 km from the city. This airport has regular flights to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Guwahati, and Kolkata. The airport is only a 5-minute drive from the city and cabs can be hired from here.

How to Reach by Train

The new Jalpaiguri station is the nearest railway station, about 8 km from the city. There are trains connecting main cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai etc. and also other major tourist destinations nearby.

How to Reach by Bus

The state buses (WBSRTC) and private buses run regularly between the major cities and Siliguri.

How to Reach by Road

Siliguri being a chicken neck corridor for the East Indian states has well-developed road networks. The National high ways and state highways passing through the city make it easily accessible. SH-7 and NH-34 connect it with places near Kolkata and the NH-31 connects to Jalpaiguri.

How to travel within

The State and private buses are available to travel within the city or even to nearby tourist destinations. For smaller distances, one can rely on rickshaws and cabs. Rentable vehicles are also available to get around easily.

Drink & Dine...

Siliguri is famous for its mouthwatering street food. Common Indian street food items like Chaats, Pani pooris, and Pav baji can be spotted everywhere. To get to know more of the Siliguri cuisine try snacks like:

Steamed momos: Dumplings made of both vegetable and chicken

Chowmin: a type of Nepali noodles improvised by the locals

Bengali Thaali: authentic Bengali meals

Kaju barfi: a sweet made of cashew nuts

Jhalmuris: puffed rice and spicy gravy

 

 

 

Siliguri Itinerary

Day1: In the early morning visit the iconic ISKCON temple. Then head for the Salugara Buddhist monastery. After having Bengali meals leave for the Dudhia valley and night camping on the river banks. And if you need to add more adventure to the trip stop by the Savin Kingdom amusement park on the way to Dudhia. 

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