Siliguri is the junction to three of our neighboring countries namely Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. It is also the Gateway to North East. Surrounded by Darjeeling, kersheong, Mirik, Kalimpong etc., its strategic location makes it an ideal spot for the tourists. Here most of the crowd comprises of the foreigners, migrants, and tourists. The scenic beauty, the rain spills, the sunbathed mountains are a true candy to the eye. The outskirts of the city are so beautiful that you would want to explore it every morning on your bikes.
One you have had a cup of tea in Siliguri, you wouldn’t like the tea of any other place. Tea from Darjeeling is processed in Siliguri and carried over all of India and even exported. The tea has a pure aroma and one can relish its taste forever.
4. Yummy Momos
Who doesn’t love momos. You can get the tastiest momos ever here in Siliguri at an affordable price? Not only Momos but many more varieties in it. If you are crazy for momos then Siliguri is definitely not the place you can miss.
5. Toy trains
We have seen toy trains in movies like Parineeta or Barfi. So do the people of Siliguri, every day. The joy of the ride in a toy train from Siliguri to Darjeeling is marvelous, especially if you are with your friends. The sight of those mountains and greenery are like God’s blessings.
Siliguri celebrates almost all festivals of all possible communities. Be it Holi, Diwali, Durga Puja, Id, Christmas, Chhat Puja or Guru Parv. The whole population here comes together when it comes to any festival.
7. A Meeting point for the Silk Route
There is nothing you won’t get in this small town. Siliguri has emerged as an important economic center of West Bengal. Its strategic location makes it a base camp through which it supplies essentials to Bhutan, Nepal Bangladesh and also to the North-east.
The Silk Route of India i.e. trade route between India and China can be ventured only after crossing Siliguri. The Hong kong Market is a hub of cheap imported Chinese products and is actually very lucrative. The coming of malls and shopping complexes have paved the way for many new brands here.
8. Economic expansion :
Siliguri has witnessed rapid globalization and economic expansion in the last decade. Township projects like Uttarayon, Vastu Vihar, Shantiniketan and many countless ones have fostered huge economic inflow in this small town. It also owes a huge part of its revenues to the tourists who visit in large numbers.