One of the most startling and alluring tourist destinations in the Darjeeling district, Siliguri is located in the state of West Bengal on the banks of River Mahanadi and the foothills of the Eastern Himalaya. Siliguri also serves as the linking end to many enchanting hill stations of West Bengal like Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Kurseong.
It is the second largest city in the state and is a prime hub of transportation, educational and tourism activities of Bengal thus it spins around its four 'T's i.e. Tea, Timber, Transport and Tourism. Siliguri travel guide is full of references to the exciting places and serene spots of the area. The Coronation Bridge is the main attraction for the tourists which is just 20 Kms far from the city. Other places to visit include North Bengal Science Centre, Sed-Gyued Monastery, Kali Mandir, Surya Sen Park, Sevoke Bridge, and Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary etc. The city is blessed with abundant natural beauty and tea plantations.
Siliguri is considered as the doorway to the North East of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh and is counted as one of the three satellites IT hub.