Siliguri is the main junction which is only gateway to the North-East India. There are several beautiful places to visit near Siliguri.
The ISCKON temple located in Siliguri is a very popular place among local people as well as tourists visiting Siliguri. The Hare Krishna Movement or the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is in charge of management of the temple. The temple has the idols of Radha Madhav which is nothing but an image of Lord Krishna with his wife Radha.
The temple also has the idols of Lord Narasimha, Advaita Acharya, Lord Chaitanya and others. The temple is constructed according to the Indian customs of ‘Vashtuhaara.’ The temple also has lustrous walls and marble floors and is located some 16 km from Bagdogra.
Hong Kong Market
Hong Kong Market is a famous location in the township of Siliguri for buying foreign goods and international brands like apparels and gadgets. Besides, the illegal shopping arcade also features old confectioners and restaurants.
Like Dhulabari in Nepal, the market offers a wide variety of imported goods at highly reasonable prices. In comparison to metro cities, the goods sold here are nearly 30% cheaper than Kolkata and 40% cheaper than Delhi and Mumbai. As the prices are not fixed, visitors can negotiate for the prices.
A popular picnic spot for locals, Surya Sen Park is located at Mahakal Pally in Siliguri, around 16 km from Bagdogra. An eco-friendly place for all kind of entertainment and fun along with awareness about alternative energy sources, the park offers an exhibition on alternative sources.
It also has a bust of freedom fighter Surya Sen installed in here and offers wide range of facilities for children. At night, the park is decorated with coloured lights all over the park.
Cosmos Mall is the prime downtown shopping centre of Siliguri, offering a lively mix of Fashion Brands, Home Fashion, Entertainment and Food. Running successfully for the last four years, the centre attracts a huge customer base both from the city and the neighbouring areas of the region.
City Centre, Siliguri is a high point in the evolution of a growing metropolis that is increasingly influenced by four major drivers – quality housing, quality working, quality shopping and quality entertainment. While each of these activities had existed for decades, they were independent of each other.
Neotia Getwel Hospital
Neotia Getwel Healthcare Centre at Siliguri is an initiative of the Ambuja Neotia group. This 250 bed multispeciality hospital aims to provide integrated medical care to a wider range of patient population with its state-of-art infrastructure and unparalleled medical facilities. With an objective to enhance the experience of ten glorious years of running a woman and child care hospital in Kolkata, Ambuja Neotia Group decided to bring in world-class medical expertise in the eastern part of the country through this well equipped multi speciality healthcare centre with primary objective of quality, transparency and patient safety.
It was named to commemorate the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1937 and was completed in 1941 at a cost of Rs 4 lakhs. The foundation stone of the bridge was laid by John Anderson, the-then Governor of Bengal in 1937.
Locals call the bridge Baghpool, meaning tiger bridge, because of the two lion statues (bagh actually means tiger) at one entrance of the bridge.
Teesta River, Sevok
The 309kms long Teesta river (also known as Tista) originates at an altitude of 5,330m from Tso Lhamo lake of North Sikkim Himalayas. The lake is 118kms north east of Darjeeling. Some believe that source of Teesta are both Tso Lhamo lake as well as Teesta Khangse glacier located at an altitude of 7,068 meters.
Teesta then runs downhill through Sikkim and Darjeeling hills for 172kms, then meanders along the plains of West Bengal for about 98kms and eventually enters Bangladesh where it flows into river Brahmaputra at Fulchori.
Kali Mandir, Sevok
Sevoke Kali Mandir, Siliguri is a perfect destination for a great time with your dear ones. Enjoy the attractions of this popular tourist spot. With so much to lure your senses and offer you recreation at its best, get drenched in the spirit of adventure that you get to explore at sevoke kali mandir, Siliguri. Enjoy together all the points of popular interests and bring back several memorable moments. sevoke kali mandir, Siliguri is not just the place for sightseeing, but it also enables you to steal a self-indulgent moment for yourself as well. So, check out the sevoke kali mandir tourist spot for all the attractions that is on offer and visit this spot on weekends for a rejuvenating time.
Sevoke (also known as Sevok or Sivok) is a town near Siliguri in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal, India. It is a part of Dooars. It is a hill station in which one can go to enjoy nature. Green hills, floras, monkey and lots of view points are really enjoyable. Many army and BSF camps are located in the area. The Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in this area. National Highway 31 passes through the town. NH 31A connects this town to Gangtok.
Mahananda Senctuary and Safari Park
Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the foothills of the Himalayas, between the Teesta and Mahananda rivers. Situated in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India; it comes under Darjeeling Wildlife division and can be reached from Siliguri in 30 minutes. Sukna, the gateway to the sanctuary, is only 13 km from Siliguri and 28 km from Bagdogra airport.
Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is also a haven for the bird watchers. There are 243 different species of birds having been spotted in this sanctuary including ones like Himalayan pied hornbills, peafowls, peacocks, fouls, egrets, king fishers, fly catchers, racket tail drongo, Assamese macaque, robins, woodpeckers and lot more. Large number of migratory birds arrive here from central Asia.
Situated in the outskirts of Siliguri, Madhuban Park is one of the most frequented parks in Darjeeling district. Famous for its landscaped gardens, manicured lawns and pathways, this park serves as a favorite picnic spot for the whole family.
Founded and maintained by the Indian Army, this park is set on the fringes of a lush green forest area. This park is also the starting point to various trekking trails to the adjoining Sukna forest.
Small animals like rabbits, deer, and peacocks can be seen around the park along with a wide variety of butterflies and birds.
This park is the perfect place for morning walks, jogging, and also a good location where you can spend quality time with the whole family.
The best time to visit the park is in the mornings when you can escape from the commotion of the city. It is better to avoid the place during weekends as it can become too crowded.
Once you have taken a walk around the park, you could also visit Umrao Singh Lake which is situated nearby.
Hanuman Mandir, Malbazar
MALBAZAR is one of the more important towns in DOOARS. MALBAZAR town is strategically located in the Central part of the DOOARS region. This Hanuman Mandir is placed at Vivekananda Road in Mal Bazar. It’s a beautiful place for worship of lord Hanuman and also a good place to spend quality time with your family.
Nestled among the rolling mountains with the glistening Mt Kanchenjunga towering over the azure sky, Darjeeling fondly called “Queen of the Hills”, provides a perfect gateway for those seeking to be in harmony with nature.
This is the land of the muscatel flavoured Darjeeling tea revered by connoisseurs across the globe. This is the land of the world heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway where the century old miniature steam engine still chugs uphill vying for space with the fast disappearing Land Rovers.
Unless you visit some of the great tourist attractions and sightseeing places, your experience of Darjeeling hills is likely to be incomplete.
Gangtok is a beautiful hill town and the capital of north-eastern state of Sikkim. This is one place which many tourists like to combine along with a visit to Darjeeling. In fact the combined trip of Darjeeling-Gangtok is a common recipe when people think about visiting this part of the country. This is mainly because of the proximity of the two places as well as easy access. And while in Gangtok, tourists visit several other places including the wonderland of Yumthang valley in north Sikkim, and Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass in East Sikkim, Pelling in west Sikkim etc.
You can easily be absorbed and filled for days in Gangtok with its so many attractions & entertainment activities. There are great view points, monasteries & gompas with awesome architecture, museums, gardens, waterfalls, lakes & pools, art & craft, rides, adventure activities like paragliding … the list goes on.
Mirik has become a popular tourist destination for its climate, natural beauty and easy accessibility. The centre of all attraction is the Sumendu lake, surrounded by a garden on one side and pine trees on the other and linked together by an arching footbridge called Indreni Pull (Rainbow Bridge). A 3.5-km-long road encircles the lake and is used for walks with the view of Kangchenjunga on the far horizon. Boating on the quaint shikaras and pony riding are available.