About Siliguri

Siliguri is situated on the banks of the river Mahananda and is a tiny hill station nestled in between the foothills of Himalayas and Doar region of West Bengal. It serves as a base for people touring Darjeeling, Sikkim and Bhutan. The city offers various facets like parks, sanctuaries, temples, tea gardens and the iconic Darjeeling Himalayan Railways for refreshing and reviving vacations.

Why Go There: Refreshing Vacations |Nature Walks |Adventure Trips
Ideal For: Friends | Family | Nature Lovers | Adventure Seekers
Trivia: Hong Kong Market in Siliguri is famous for its economical foreign goods.
Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year
Things To Bring Back: Darjeeling tea, Tibetan Artefacts, Local Knick Knacks, handicrafts

Places To Visit and Things To Do In Siliguri

1. Mahananda Weir Wildlife Sanctuary

Mahananda Weir Wildlife Sanctuary is situated between Mahananda and Teesta River and is vast expanse of forest land. It houses rare species of mountain goat, fishing cat, sambhar, tiger, elephant, Indian bison and migratory birds. It offers mild to medium type of treks at Deorali, Latpancher and Golaghat Mana.

Distance from the city: 23 kms
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for: Animal Lovers | Friends | Family | Adventure Seekers

2. Salugara Monastery

Salugara Monastery is established by Tibetan Buddhists monks and followers of Dalai Lama. It is famous for its 100 feet stupa founded by Tibetan Lama, Kalu Rinpoche. It contains five kinds of Buddhists relics which adds to the beauty and spirituality of the Monastery.

Distance from the city: 6 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal For: Buddhists Followers | Religious people | Family | Friends

3. ISKCON Temple

ISKCON Temple is also known as ‘Sri Sri Radha Madhav Sundar Mandir’ which was built by International Society For Krishna Consciousness. The temple offers beautiful ambience, soothing environment and pleasing campus for all the devotees. The spirituality of the temple brings you closer to inner peace and Lord Krishna. There are many religious programs organized by the people at regular intervals. You can enjoy a beautiful refreshing evening at the temple.

Distance from the city: 6 km
Time required: 1-2 hours
Ideal For: Religious people | Family | Friends

4. Sevoke Kali Mandir

Sevoke Kali Mandir is an ancient temple situated on the banks of River Teesta. Goddess Kali is the presiding deity of the temple. Thousands of devotees’ flock here to take blessings and enjoy a refreshing time at the altar of Goddess Kali.

Distance from the city: 23 kms
Time Required: 1-2 hours
Ideal For: Religious people |Family | Friends

5. Dudhia

Dudhia is a charming hamlet situated on the outskirts of the city. It is located near the banks of the river Balason and is surrounded by tea gardens. You can have a picnic at this place with a river flowing in the backdrop. The soothing sound of the river makes you feel refreshed and revived. It is a perfect place to have a quality time with your loved ones.

Distance from the city: 24 kms
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for: Family | Friends |Nature Lovers

6. Madhuban Park

Madhuban Park is founded by the Indian Army and located in the outskirts of Siliguri. The greenery of the surroundings and the Sukna Forest makes it a perfect place for a small picnic. The cool breeze and serene ambience of the place gives an opportunity to spend a quality time with your special ones.

Distance from the city: 30 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for: Family | Friends | Peace-lovers

7. Coronation Bridge

Coronation Bridge is an incredible specimen built in the roman style of architecture. It was constructed mainly to connect Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri. People visit this place to experience the grandeur and capture the panoramic view of the city. It is a heavenly sight to watch when River Teesta sparkles in the sunlight. The two lion statues at one of the entrances of the bridge gave it the name ‘Bagh Pul’ or ‘Tiger Bridge’. You can visit this place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city or indulge in water activities like river rafting.  The architecture and engineering of the bridge is sure to keep you spellbound.

Distance from the city: 20 kms
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Everyone

8. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is a 200-year-old famous 2-feet narrow gauge toy train which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It runs from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling and back. It is an 88-kilometer long railway line constructed in 1879-1881. You can take a journey in this toy train and enjoy sights of beautiful hills and landscapes. The pace of the train is so slow that you can hop on and get down from the train while its moving.

Distance from the city: 50 kms
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal for: Everyone

9. North Bengal Science Center

North Bengal Science Center aims to communicate science to people of all ages and walks of life through creative science shows, dioramas, a 3D theatre and a digital planetarium. A T-rex model greets you at the entry gate and is the star of the show. Science exhibitions organized by different local schools and colleges are something that should not be missed.

Distance from the city: 3 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Friends | Family | Science Enthusiasts

10. Sepoy Dhura Tea Garden

Sepoy Dhura Tea Garden is a tea garden which is conveniently located in the heart of the city. It offers picturesque beauty where you can spend a refreshing time by the lush green gardens. Cool breeze flowing all through the gardens makes you feel revived and rejuvenated. Walking through these gardens and looking at the local women picking tea leaves is a most soothing experience that you have to experience once in your lifetime.

Distance from the city: 17 km
Time required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Friends | Family | Nature-Lovers

Nearby Places To Visit in Siliguri (Weekend Getaways)

  • Darjeeling
  • Gangtok
  • Kurseong
  • Sikkim
  • Bhutan
  • Kalimpong
  • Mirik

How To Reach Siliguri

Airways | Railways | Roadways

Nearest Airport:
Bagdogra Airport
Book your flight tickets from: Wego | Ezeego 1 | Trip Tap Toe | MakeMyTrip

Nearest Railways:
Siliguri Junction

Nearest Bus Stops:
You can book your bus tickets and avail great deals from: Ticketgoose | Redbus | Paytm Bus 

Drive Down:

If you wish to travel to Siliguri by a car, you can book your car rentals from: Meru Cabs | MyTaxiIndia

Where To Stay in Siliguri

Sinclairs Siliguri | Royal Sarovar Portigo | Hotel Appolo 
Book your hotels from: PayTm Hotels | Mobikwik Hotels 

Hidden Gems

  • Visit Savin Kingdom with your little ones and have a great time in this amusement park
  • If you are a nature-lover, you should visit Surya Sen Park
  • Enjoy boating at Umrao Singh Boat Club in Siliguri and have a memorable experience
  • Hong Kong Market, Siliguri is a place for shopaholics where you get foreign goods at cheap prices
  • Visit Sed-Gyued Monastery and have a great learning experience about Buddhishm

CashKaro Recommendation

Siliguri is a small city but it is worthwhile your time as you can spend a refreshing and rejuvenating time with your loved ones here. This place is ideal for solo trips as well and you can indulge in various activities like river rafting, kayaking, trekking and shopping. Try Siliguri’s famous street food from various street shops at Hong Kong Market.

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