The gateway to North East India : Siliguri. #northeastitinerary

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8th Sep 2018
Photo of The gateway to North East India : Siliguri. #northeastitinerary by Rachael Pereira

When we talk about a vacation in The North or North East part of India , I'm sure most of us think of places like Ladakh , Manali , Spiti , Darjeeling and Gangtok. A very beautiful and
and not much explored kind of a place in West Bengal is known as `Siliguri'.

It's located at the base of Himalayan mountains. Siliguri is blessed with the beauty of nature or shall I say it's a paradise of scenic beauty. This city is known to be  the gateway of the North East India, Nepal, Bhutan & Bangladesh.

Photo of Siliguri, West Bengal, India by Rachael Pereira
Photo of Siliguri, West Bengal, India by Rachael Pereira

HOW TO REACH :

Airways : Bagdogra Airport

Railways : Siliguri Town Station, Siliguri Junction and New Jalpaiguri Railway Station.

Roadways : National Highway 31, 31 A and 55 are connected to this region.

Photo of The gateway to North East India : Siliguri. #northeastitinerary by Rachael Pereira

Sevoke bridge

Photo of The gateway to North East India : Siliguri. #northeastitinerary by Rachael Pereira

THINGS TO DO :

1. Salugara Monastery

Photo of The gateway to North East India : Siliguri. #northeastitinerary by Rachael Pereira
Photo of The gateway to North East India : Siliguri. #northeastitinerary by Rachael Pereira

It's a Monumental Buddhist monastery & meditation centre. It's a very beautiful and well maintained place conducive to meditation. One of the highlighting features of this monastery is the 100 ft stupa.

2. Bengal Safari. 

Photo of Salugara Monastery, Ward 42, Prakash Nagar, Siliguri, West Bengal, India by Rachael Pereira
Photo of Salugara Monastery, Ward 42, Prakash Nagar, Siliguri, West Bengal, India by Rachael Pereira
Photo of Salugara Monastery, Ward 42, Prakash Nagar, Siliguri, West Bengal, India by Rachael Pereira

It was a nice experience sitting comfortably in a bus and going around the jungle seeing wild animals in their natural habitat. There is a zoo for those who don't want to go for a Safari.

Entry : Rs 150

3.  Kurseong.

Photo of Bengal Safari, Siliguri, West Bengal, India by Rachael Pereira
Photo of Bengal Safari, Siliguri, West Bengal, India by Rachael Pereira
Photo of Bengal Safari, Siliguri, West Bengal, India by Rachael Pereira
Photo of Bengal Safari, Siliguri, West Bengal, India by Rachael Pereira
Photo of Bengal Safari, Siliguri, West Bengal, India by Rachael Pereira
Photo of Bengal Safari, Siliguri, West Bengal, India by Rachael Pereira

Kholas

Photo of Bengal Safari, Siliguri, West Bengal, India by Rachael Pereira

Kurseong is a beautiful hill station with breathtaking views, that has pleasant climate throughout the year. It is an hour away from Siliguri. It is surrounded by a large number of tea gardens , museums , deer park and water falls.

4. ISKOON Temple

Photo of Kurseong, West Bengal, India by Rachael Pereira
Photo of Kurseong, West Bengal, India by Rachael Pereira

It's a very beautiful and peaceful temple with good vibes. I was just amazed by the beauty of this place.

5. Tea Gardens

I think if you have come all the way to Siliguri , you shouldn't miss out on the tea gardens which are so green , clean and beautiful. It's a must visit.

Photo of ISKCON Temple, Ward 40, Gitalpara, Siliguri, West Bengal, India by Rachael Pereira
Photo of ISKCON Temple, Ward 40, Gitalpara, Siliguri, West Bengal, India by Rachael Pereira

SHOPPING :

Bidan market

Photo of tea gardens Siliguri by Rachael Pereira

Bidan market

Photo of tea gardens Siliguri by Rachael Pereira
Photo of tea gardens Siliguri by Rachael Pereira

Hong Kong market

Photo of tea gardens Siliguri by Rachael Pereira

Markets :

Bidan market, Hong Kong market , Evening Bazaar are some places where one can buy souvenirs, first and second copies of branded products and a lovely collection of Sarees.

Malls :

Vega Mall , Cosmall Mall , City centre are some of teh amazing options incase you're looking for branded products.

Vega circle

Photo of The gateway to North East India : Siliguri. #northeastitinerary by Rachael Pereira

Cosmos mall

Photo of The gateway to North East India : Siliguri. #northeastitinerary by Rachael Pereira

Other Things to Do :

Other Things to Do :

Mahananda wildlife sanctuary

The science center.

Dudhia

Surya Sen Park

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