siliguri photos siliguri photos siliguri photos
View 18+ photos

Siliguri

3.5 /5 38 votes
86 Hotels found
View Siliguri Hotels

Weather:

Best Time: Throughout the year Read More

Ideal duration: 1 day

Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Check Flights

"Gateway to the North-East"

Siliguri Tourism

Situated in the Jalpaiguri and Siliguri districts of West Bengal, Siliguri is a city known as the Gateway to North-East India. Located 560 kms from Kolkata to the north, Siliguri is the twin city of Jalpaiguri and the third largest in West Bengal. Siliguri has its own international airport which serves mainly as a base for tourists to camp in before moving out to explore nearby tourist attractions such as Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Gangtok and Bhutan. However, Siliguri itself is a perfectly good holiday destination, with sufficient things to see and do. Over the years, Siliguri has become famous for its products such as tea and timber and also an important commercial and connecting hub.

The Jaldapara National Park, situated on the banks of the Torsa river, is a prime attraction of Siliguri. Earlier known as the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, the park is spread over an area of around 215 kilometres, and is comprised of riverine forests as well as grasslands. The park is famous for its impressive population of Royal Bengal Tigers, elephants, one-horned rhinoceros, and various other species of deer. To get the best out of the park, you can go for an elephant ride, which will give you a chance to catch a glimpse of the animals up close.

Another wildlife park that nature lovers should consider visiting is the North Bengal Wild Animals Park. This park is an integral part of the Mahanadi Wildlife Sanctuary and spread out over an area of 300 hectares; this park contains a wide variety of flora and fauna. However, unlike other wildlife parks and sanctuaries, the Mahanadi Wildlife Sanctuary strictly forbids visitors from feeding the animals at the park.

When visiting Siliguri, a close-by tourist attraction that most people visit is Mirik. Around 50 kilometres from Siliguri, Mirik is famed for its picturesque beauty, its pristine Sumendu Lake, and its monastery. Sumendu Lake offers fishing activities, and boat rides for tourists, which is a beautiful way to relish the breathtaking view of the hills bordering the lake on all sides.

Download Siliguri PDF Guide

Free . Works Offline . Share Anywhere

Download Now

Top Hotels In Siliguri

More on Siliguri

Bagdogra Airport

The Bagdogra airport makes for the highlight of the city. It is an International airport, almost 16 km away from the Siliguri township. The airport also serves as a major military air base. It is also responsible for combat air operations over areas including North Bengal and Sikkim. The airport is well connected to cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore. It is also the nearest airport to Darjeeling and Sikkim.

Restaurants and Local Food in Siliguri

Siliguri’s cuisine is a veritable mix of various cultures and places. Tourists can pick from cuisines such as Chinese, Bengali, Mughal and South Indian, depending on what one wants to eat. There are plenty of sweet shops scattered all over the city, so if you have a sweet tooth, don’t forget to try out the plethora of Bengali sweets available in the town.

A large Tibetan and Nepali population reside here and therefore, momos and Thukpa can be found commonly as street food.

Since it is only a transit town, there is not much to be expected in terms of quality of food but you do get a lot of variety. Non-vegetarians will find an entire host of options here as Red meat, birds, pork, fish, mutton, and seafood items are commonly eaten and therefore available in many eateries. Potoler Dorma (meat stuffed gourd), Bhapa Ilish (steamed Hilsa fish), Chital Muitha (fish koftas), Chital Kaliya ( a gravy based fish dish) give some spicy and delightful food choices to non-vegetarians.

Vegetarians options are also available in Bengali cuisine such as Pumpkin Bhujia (deep fried gram flour coated Pumpkin slices). Vegetarian Indo-Chinese dishes such as Chowmein are commonly available. Vegetarian momos, Thukpa, and common North Indian vegetables along with rice give a varied meal choice to vegetarians.
View Top Restaurants in Siliguri

Suggested Itinerary for Siliguri

Day 1- Arrive at Siliguri. Check into the hotel. Head straight to the ISKCON temple, also known as Sri Sri Radha Madhav Sundar Mandir. Next, visit the Coronation bridge to cherish the exquisite British style of architecture. Invest some time in shopping as well.
Day 2- Start for the next destination.

Siliguri Photos

Siliguri, West Bengal
Salugara Monastery
Buddhist Monastery at Salugara
Siliguri ISKON temple

+ 15
photos

FAQs on Siliguri

What is the local food in Siliguri?

Siliguri’s cuisine is a veritable mix of various cultures and places. Tourists can pick from cuisines such as Chinese, Tibetan Bengali, Mughlai and South Indian, depending on what one wants to eat. There are plenty of sweet shops scattered all over the city, so if you have a sweet tooth, don’t forget to try out the plethora of Bengali sweets available in the town.

A large Tibetan and Nepali population reside here and therefore, momos and Thukpa can be found commonly as street food.

Since it is only a transit town, there is not much to be expected in terms of quality of food but you do get a lot of variety. Non-vegetarians will find an entire host of options here as Red meat, birds, pork, fish, mutton, and seafood items are commonly eaten and therefore available in many eateries. Potoler Dorma (meat stuffed gourd), Bhapa Ilish (steamed Hilsa fish), Chital Muitha (fish koftas), Chital Kaliya ( a gravy based fish dish) give some spicy and delightful food choices to non-vegetarians.

Vegetarian options are also available in Bengali cuisine such as Pumpkin Bhujia (deep fried gram flour coated Pumpkin slices). Vegetarian Indo-Chinese dishes such as Chowmein are commonly available. Vegetarian momos, Thukpa, and common North Indian vegetables along with rice give a varied meal choice to vegetarians.

Read More

What are the places near Siliguri?

The top places near to Siliguri are Gangtok which is 72 km from Siliguri, Darjeeling which is located 39 km from Siliguri, Kurseong which is located 24 km from Siliguri, Kalimpong which is located 39 km from Siliguri, Lataguri which is located 33 km from Siliguri

What is the best time to visit Siliguri?

Siliguri attracts all those who enjoy hilly areas and cold temperatures. Thus, the ideal time to visit Siliguri is when winter sets in, from October to February. The temperatures drop down to 8 - 10 degrees C and is usually accompanied by seldom light showers and thick fog in some localities, especially during early mornings.

Read More

What are the things to do in Siliguri?

The top things to do in Siliguri are Salugara Monastery, ISKCON Temple, Siliguri, Mahananda Weir Wildlife Sanctuary, The Science City, Dudhia, Sevoke Kali Mandir. You can see all the places to visit in Siliguri here

What is not so good about Siliguri?

The city is prone to frequent earthquakes.

What is the best way to reach Siliguri?

Siliguri is well connected by all means of transport. It has a well-developed road transport network to all the major cities of West Bengal. It houses two railheads and has an International airport-Bagdogra airport. Siliguri is well connected to other cities and direct buses ply from major cities like Kolkata, Patna, Muzaffarpur and Guwahati. 
Read More

What is famous about Siliguri?

The 'Gateway of North East India'. Exceptional view of snow clad Himalayas. Surrounding regions have beautiful tea gardens.

Who should visit Siliguri?

It makes for a great stopover destination for people travelling to Darjeeling or Sikkim.

Been to Siliguri? Tell us about your trip

Earn Holidify Cash when your trip is published.
Use them later for great deals.
You cannot create new trip on mobile, please open this on desktop.

Ask a Question

Ask a question from the travellers who have experience.

Q. What cost of this tour?

Answer this question

Siliguri Reviews

Your rating
Dewashish Rai 10 months ago
I recently visited the park which is located in the outskirts of Siliguri.The Park has well preserved natural aesthetics along with man made amenities. "Link Hidden"
See 86 Hotels