Top Places To Visit in Siliguri
Hotels and Homestays in Siliguri
Weekend Getaways from Siliguri
The nearest Railway station is New Jalpaiguri and the nearest airport is Bagdogra. You can get shared jeep from NJP and Siliguri to Mirik. Mirik is 52 km northwest of Siliguri city and 49 km from Darjeeling town. It will take about 2 hours to reach Mirik from Siliguri. From Siliguri, you have hire a car to Tabakoshi. It will take another 35 minutes.Best time to visit:Visit Tabakoshi at any time of the year. Each season has its own beauty. During the summer, visit Tabakoshi to beat the heat of the plains. During the monsoon, the place looks green and fresh. During the winter, you can enjoy the blossom of oranges. Orange orchards will be full of oranges during this time.
How To Reach Siliguri
Book Siliguri Tour Package
Took a morning flight from Mumbai to Bagdogra via Kolkata and reached Bagdogra airport by 3pm. Took a share cab to Siliguri bus terminal (300/- outside the airport, prepaid taxi at airport cost 460/- and the counter guy suggested that I take a taxi from outside which is cheaper) where I had booked a room in Hotel Himalayan Regency. I was staying near Tenzing Norgay bus terminal near Siliguri junction as I had to catch a bus to Gangtok the next day (my friend is supposed to join me at Gangtok the next day so had to make a halt at Siliguri). Since there was nothing much to do for the rest of the day, I went to Siliguri junction and the place was almost deserted with a train coming in at an interval of 40-45 min.
We booked our ticket from Guwahati to Newjalpaigudi in kanchanjunga Express for an overnight travel to Siliguri. At Siliguri, bike renting is more competitive than Guwahati but rates are high comparatively. We applied same procedure for stripping down the options, and ended up booking it from darjeeling riders.
SIP - Sevoke Road
We started at 10:30 am from NJP, and the according to driver (His name is Suresh Tamang) - suresh vaai, it will take 3.5 hrs to reach our first destination. We haven't had our breakfast at NJP, so we stopped at a road side hotel near Sevok road, and had some food. The views through the window was obviously awsome !!!
NJP Station Parking Lot
Plenty of cars are available at NJP Station/Bagdogra for booking, to drop you at Ravangla. As of April-May 2017, a small car from NJP to Ravangla(Alto/Wagonr) will cost around INR Rs. 3k and a larger one(Travera/Sumo/Innova) will ask you to spend around INR Rs. 4.5k. Calculate accordingly what could be the cost of both options if you have had landed in Bagdogra.