An urban speck at the foot of Himalayas
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.
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.
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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
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.