Siliguri rightly called “The City of Hospitality” stands as a gateway to Eastern India. Due to its strategic geographical location, Siliguri becomes the hub-way and plays a pivot role connecting 3 major states- Bihar, Sikkim & Assam and and 3 neighbouring countries namely Nepal, Bhutan & Bangladesh. This peerless rarely seen combination of states and countries make tourist places in siliguri is a central attraction to the travel-lovers as well as to the common trade people.
To a tourist, sightseeing in siliguri always scores a perfect “10” as it has been paving the way of accessibility for easy ambulation to tourist destinations like Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kathmandu, Thimpu, Dhaka etc. Ornate with most sophisticated network system in communication, transporatation, accommodation and its very own famed pubs, Siliguri retains its door open round-the-colck to welcome and get you at your long cherished destinations.
Siliguri is the second most important city in the state of West Bengal, after Kolkata. Located at the foothills of the glorious Himalayan range, the city, apart from boasting a panoramic view of the nature, has a number of tourist attractions to its credit. Right from the holy and scared ISCKON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) Temple and monasteries to the numerous shopping centers and the informative, yet entertaining Science City, Siliguri has a number of places that are worth watching. One of the popular monasteries is The Sed-Gyued Monastery, Salugara. It is a sacred Buddhist destination near to Siliguri.
It is located in Salugara, belonging to the Gelugpa. It was inaugurated by the Dalai Lama in November, 2001. Here is also a researcher center for the Buddhist studies. It is famous for its 100ft tall stupa. There are number of parks in Siliguri. Surya Sen Park is located at the walking distance from International Market here you can enjoy boat ride or take a stroll in the well manicured garden and if you are tired from all the shopping you can take a tour of whole park on lookalike toy train. But if you want to do something more adventurous then you can go to Savin Kingdom or the newly opened ice skating ring. From shopaholic to sports lover there is something for everyone in Siliguri.