8 Places You Must Visit In The Quaint City Of Siliguri

Often considered a gateway to Sikkim, Siliguri has a lot to offer to the tourists. Check out our recommendations.

Published On Jul 18, 2023 | Updated On Mar 08, 2024


Siliguri is a city that lies in the state of West Bengal, enveloped by the Himalayan mountains, which amplifies its scenic beauty. It is the linking end to many beautiful hill stations of West Bengal. This place is a perfect holiday destination for adventure enthusiasts and those who love to explore new places. In Siliguri, you can bask in the glories of nature, and fresh grassy landscapes and feast your eyes on the breathtaking view of snow-kissed mountain ranges.

Salugara Monastery is situated in the town of Siliguri, belonging to the Buddhist sect of the Dalai Lama. It is said to follow the Tibetan Order of Buddhism. Located at a height of about 41A6 feet above the sea, it is at a distance of only 8 km from the city of Siliguri and is included in the itinerary of most of the tourists coming into the hill town of Siliguri. The speciality of this Salugara Monastery is that it is a great place for meditation, mostly because of its tranquil surroundings. Lush greenery all around and hilly regions allow for such a peaceful atmosphere. A lot of people visit this monastery for a few days of meditation, to remain away from the hustle and bustle of the town.


International Society for Krishna Consciousness, more popularly known as ISKCON Temple, is one of the prominent places of interest in Siliguri. ISKCON temple in the city is the biggest Krishna centre in the whole of Northeast India. Completely dedicated to Lord Krishna, the temple attracts thousands of devotees from all over the country. The temple in Siliguri houses a well-equipped auditorium with a seating capacity of 500 to 600 people.

For kids and adults who are fascinated with science and, more so, the stars and planets, Science City is the place to be. Science City in Siliguri takes you through a brilliantly laid-out planetarium presentation and also features a Nature Interpretation Center. This Science city has existed in the Siliguri/Darjeeling area much before malls, amusement parks and entertainment centres were present in the area, making it one of the oldest places of fun to visit with your family. It’s a perfect fun-cum-educational outing and a sure-shot winner with tourists travelling with kids.

Madhuban park is one of the most frequented parks in the Darjeeling district. Famous for its landscaped gardens, manicured lawns and pathways, this park serves as a favourite picnic spot for the whole family. Founded and maintained by the Indian Army, this park is set on the fringes of a lush green forest area. This park is also the starting point to various trekking trails to the adjoining Sukna forest. Small animals like rabbits, deer, and peacocks can be seen around the park along with a wide variety of butterflies and birds. This park is the perfect place for morning walks, jogging, and also a good location where you can spend quality time with the whole family. The best time to visit the park is in the mornings when you can escape from the commotion of the city.


This dense forest is located at a distance of 20 km from Alipurduar and is very near to Jaldapara National Park in the West Bengal district. Chilapata Forest serves as a corridor between Jaldapara National Park and Buxa Tiger Reserve forest. This forest is home to a large number of rhinoceros and is very rich in wildlife. New species continue to be found in this area.

Sed-Gyued monastery is a well-known place in West Bengal. This monastery belongs to the Sed-Gyued lineage. Sed-Gyued monastery is often visited by the Dalai Lama. At present, this monastery is one of the institutes for Buddhist studies in the world. This monastery can be visited throughout the year.

Suryasen park is located in Mahakalpally, alongside the Mahananda river in West Bengal. It is a favourite picnic spot among the locals. The picturesque view of the lush sceneries and the fountains attracts tourists from all parts of the country. Another feature, which should not be missed, is the night lighting of the park.


The uncommon mountain goat, Cheetal, barking dear, fishing cat, sambar, tiger, elephant, Indian bison, and migratory birds may all be found in this huge area of forestlands, and the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, which is located between the Mahananda and Teesta rivers. 

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