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Siliguri

The most important town of North Bengal is known as the gateway to north-east India. The strategic location of the place makes sure that travelers to the north-east has to pass through Siliguri. It is also the commercial capital of the region.

Siliguri has the best communication network in the region. The nearest Railway Station from Siliguri is New Jalpaiguri (NJP), which is the biggest railway station of the area. From here you can get trains for the other parts of India. Bagdogra Airport at a distance of 12 kilometers is the only airport in this region. Siliguri is also connected by road with the entire Himalayan region. The National Highway 31 and National Highway 55 is connects Siliguri with other major places. The biggest Bus Terminus of North Bengal, Tenzing Norgey Bus Terminus is situated in Siliguri. The other roadway conveyances like taxi, jeeps are also available here.

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The road distance of major tourist spots are:
Siliguri to Kolkata-650 kilometers
Siliguri to Gangtok-120 kilometers.
Siliguri to Kathmandu-760 kilometers
Siliguri to Thimpu-350 kilometers.

History of Siliguri:

Siliguri is not a very old city. At the time of Indian Independence in 1947, it was a small village. But the partition of the country and creation of Pakistan increased the importance of the place. A large number of migrants from Bangladesh settled in this hamlet at the time of partition. Over the next half a century the town has grown by leaps and bounds to become the second most important town in West Bengal after Calcutta.

Information on Siliguri:
The population of Siliguri is about 500,000. The town is situated at an altitude of 329 ft over the sea level. The total area of Siliguri town is about 41.90 square kilometers.

Tourist Attractions in Siliguri

Tourists mostly prefer to move on to the tourist destinations of the region rather than staying here. There are a number of attractions around within a radius of 25 kilometers of this town.
Sevoke Coronation Bridge is a bridge build during British era over the fast flowing river Tista. The road to this bridge passes through the dense forests of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary. The Madhuban Natural Park, just about 10 kilometers from the town, is also a nice place for a day out. The bird lovers can visit Fulbari Barrage, 10 kilometers Siliguri.

Map of Siliguri

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