Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SILIGURI

Siliguri is a metropolitan town situated in close vicinity of the eastern Himalayas. It is renowned commercial center in North Bengal. The town is well connected by land, rail and air routes. All tourists have to pass through Siliguri to go forward to Darjeeling & Sikkim. For this reason, the town has developed into a hub with great facilities like good hotels, taxis. Due to its strategic geographical location, Siliguri becomes the transit hub and plays a pivotal role in connecting three major states – Bihar, Assam & Sikkim and three neighboring countries – Nepal, Bhutan & Bangladesh.
Siliguri retains its door open round the clock to welcome you to touristy destinations like Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Gangtok, Thimpu, Paro, Dhaka, Katmandu etc.
Come and explore this spry, fast developing and bustling commercial city containing all sorts of tourist pleasures.

Places of Interest

Coronation Bridge: Built in 1930, a relic of British excellence in design and architecture this bridge spans the River Teesta. Feed the friendly monkeys as you approach this bridge. From the hereby Shiva Temple and numerous photo points developed by the Cinderella Hotel.

Sevoke Kali Mandir: An adobe of the living goddess Kali is a wish fulfilling destination. Puja can be offered on all days from 8 am to 2 pm.

Matigara: With a distance of 6 kms away from Siliguri, this place is well-known for potters’ village. Whenever you manage to reach, your artistic mind would snatch you to go for searching terra-cottas and other meticulous sorts.

Salugara Monastery:  His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche constructed this one hundred feet stupa contains five types of relica and is an object of veneration to one who visit this sacred site. Distance 5 kms.

North Bengal Science Center: A unit of national council of science Museums is about 6 kms from Siliguri town at Matigara on NH-31. Set up on sprawling area of over 10 acres with its elegant building and Science Park., it is a major visitor’s attraction in the district. The center has galleries on popular Science Life and a comprehensive exhibition on the Himalayas. If you want to go beyond the limits of our planet, the inflatable dome ‘Taramandal’ will satisfy your inquisitive mind by transporting you to the amazing world of twinkling vastness.

Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary at Sukna: A must see wildlife sanctuary 11 kms away from Siliguri. This forest consists of 300 Botanical plants and declared wildlife Sanctuary in 1976. Situated on national highway-55, this sanctuary attracts different species of migrated birds.

Madhuban Park: Maintained by the Indian Army, is also an excellent picnic site with a distance of 17 kms from Siliguri.

Savin Kingdom: The latest gift to the people of Siliguri – their very own amusement park. You can spend a whole day on rides, go carting, munching on snacks, chips, cola & Ice-cream.

Cosmos Mall: This New Year we got our first fully fledged shopping mall. Do visit to have a great shopping experience. Siliguri has always been a great shopping center. You can buy woolen goods, electronics, toys & other trinkets for friends and relatives back home from shops at Bidhan Market, Hong Kong Market, Vishal Mega Mart and Seth Srilal Market.

How to reach Siliguri: 
Strategically located on the northern part of West Bengal, Siliguri is one of the main cities in the state and this part of India. Siliguri serves as the communication hub for northeastern states of India. As a key trade center, the city is equipped with a well develop transport network of air, road and rail. If you need to travel to cities like Darjeeling, Kalimpong in West Bengal and Gangtok in Sikkim, Siliguri serves as the entry point for the same.
How to Reach Siliguri by Air: The city has a domestic airport in Bagdogra, which is only 12kms away from the city center and connected by regular flights to Kolkata and Delhi. Several private and public airlines service the airport.
How to Reach Siliguri by Road: Siliguri is an important trade center and much of a gateway to the exotic north east of India. An extensive road network connects Siliguri to Kolkata, which is in turn linked to the rest of the country. Siliguri is also connected to Indian state Gangtok, and countries Nepal and Bhutan by road.
How to Reach Siliguri by Rail: New Jalpaiguri is the nearest Railway Station to Siliguri. One of the key Railway Stations in the region is linked to Kolkata (Howrah and Sealdah), Guwahati and many railheads of the country. You may approach Siliguri from any part of the country by rail...

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