The city is located on the banks of the Mahananda River near foothills of the Himalayas. It is the gateway to North-East India. It has 3 railway stations and an airport.
It is the 3rd largest city in West Bengal after Kolkata & Howrah and also the 2nd largest city in North East India after Guwahati. Siliguri is known for its '4T' : Tea, Timber, Tourism and Transport.
Siliguri is an exotic land with a plethora of interesting spots to visit and things to do. Siliguri offers an amalgam of enriching activities for all age groups.
Explore the wildlife of the region when you visit the Bengal Safari Park. It is open for visitors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is ideal for safaris and trails/hikes. For the ones in search of their spiritual self, Salaugara Monastery is no less than a tranquil haven which connects your mind, body and soul. Located strategically in the outskirts of the city, this monastery was built by Tibetan Buddhist monks (followers of Dalai Lama) and has a 100 feet long stupa. If you wish to find the inner child, Savin Kingdom - a castle themed park in Siliguri does it for you. Situated at the foothills of the Himalayas and on the banks of Mahananda River, this amusement park is sure to spark joy in your life!
One can also visit the calm picnic point at Madhuban Park, which allows boating, close to this park lies a GoKarting arena where you can try your luck at a fun driving session. The Hong Kong Market in Siliguri is the ideal place to buy imported stuff at the lowest prices! So if you are an impulsive shopper trying to find the best bet, this is your paradise. When in mood for some high-end shopping, visit the City Center Mall, replete with famous brands and luxury products. Also the Golden Plaza in Siliguri is ideal for shopping for imported goods. This shopping arcade comes with well-organized shops which sell at lower prices. Another must-visit remains the Children's Park in Siliguri named after the freedom fighter Surya Sen. The ISKCON temple in Siliguri is a remarkable site for a peaceful religious gathering. It is famous for its beauty and as a holy shrine. For a short yet beautiful journey to the nearby villages and towns, choose Chalsa (Gateway of Dooars) a town surrounded by lush greenery, flowing rivers, hills and tea gardens. Enjoy a rejuvenating day riding the toy train or boating in the lake when you are here!