Siliguri : Top 10 Questions Answered : Complete Guide

Siliguri is one of the next major as well as emerging and fast growing cities of Eastern India. Located at the banks of the picturistc Mahananda river along with the Mighty Himalayan ranges standing atop, the city lives and is endowed with natural scenic beauty.

Siliguri

In Bengali, pronounced as Shiliguri, is a city, which many may not know, is very much more then just being the gateway to Northeast India. The city in itself has a lot to offer to you. It is located in the state of West Bengal. The city comes under the Jurisidiction of the Darjeeling District, of the state of West Bengal, India.

Siliguri In Which State

This City is in the state of West Bengal. The beautiful city exists along with its twin city of New Jalpaiguri, (Which also has its railway junction NJP) acts as a connecting link to the rest of Bengal from the Vibrant hills of the Dooars region of North Bengal and following the Assam state.

Here is a YouTube video showcasing the beauty of Dooars In Monsoon. This video is published by the West Bengal Tourism.

Dooars In Monsoon, WBTourism/YouTube

Siliguri Weather

The weather and climatic conditions of the city are quite favorable for living in this city. Summers can be hot and humid with temperatures going past 35 degree C. And in winters the temperature goes to a minimum of 8-9 Degree C.

Even though the summers are hot and humid, the city receives adequate amount of rainfall and hence the weather becomes very pleasant even amidst the hot and humid day if you receive rain by night.

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Below are the Top 10 Questions answered which are usually asked about the city.

Facts And Questions : Top 10 Questions Answered

Where is Siliguri In India

It in the state of West Bengal in India. It falls under the Darjeeling District

Siliguri is in which state

It is in the state of West Bengal.

How to reach Darjeeling from Siliguri

It takes approximately 3 to 3.5 hours to reach the hill town of Darjeeling from this city of West Bengal. There are various means in which you can reach Darjeeling from the city.
1. By the Himalayan Toy Train.
2. By taking a bus from Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminal.
3. By either shared or hired taxis which are available from within the city and also from the New Jalpaiguri Train Station of the city.

What is the pin code of Siliguri.

The pin code of the city is 734001.

How to reach Kathmandu from Siliguri

There is direct bus service available for Kathmandu. The bus leaves the city approximately by 3 p.m. in the afternoon.

Siliguri Weather/Climate/Temperature details

The weather and climatic conditions of the city are quite favorable for living in this city. Summers can be hot and humid with temperatures going past 35 degree C. And in winters the temperature goes to a minimum of 8-9 Degree C.
Even though the summers are hot and humid, the city receives adequate amount of rainfall and hence the weather becomes very pleasant even amidst the hot and humid day if you receive rain by night.

Siliguri Colleges

Some of the Colleges in Siliguri are as follows :
1. Salesian College
2. Inspiria Knowledge Campus
3. Siliguri College of Commerce
4. Siliguri Institute of Technology ( SIT )
5. Gyan Jyoti College
6. Surendra Institute of Engineering and Management
7. Indian Institute of Legal Studies
8. North Bengal University
9. North Bengal Medical College
10. IGNOU
Besides the above, there are numerous other renouned colleges in the city.

RRB Siliguri

The Railway Recruitment Board is located within the city itself. It is of importance to aspirants aiming to work in the Indian Railways/NF Railways.

Hotels in Siliguri

Courtyard by Marriot is one of the top hotels in the city. Besides these there are numerous other hotels within the city that can make your stays comfortable by its hospitability and ambience.

Which national highway connects Gangtok to Siliguri

NH 10, previously NH 31A is the highway that connects the city to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim.

Besides these, there are many other questions that people ask about the city.

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What is Siliguri famous for

The city is famous for its scenic natural beauty, the mahananda river, as well as the delicious food that this city provides. It also has beautiful temples and monastry and not forgetting the national parks and wildlife sanctuary.

Also since this city is the entry point for hill stations like Darjeeling and Gangtok, the city becomes even more popular among tourists.

Is Darjeeling and Siliguri same?

Yes it is a city that falls under the Darjeeling District. But it has to be noted that the actual Hill town of Darjeeling is in the hills of the himalayas. And the city of Siliguri is a separate urban body and rests in the plains of the foothills of Darjeeling.

It takes approximately 3.5 hours to reach Darjeeling town from the city.

How can i go to Dooars from Siliguri

Dooars is easily approachable from the city either by train or by taxis which are all avbailable from the New Jalpaiguri Station of the City.

To Conclude

This beautiful city of West Bengal is definitely worth visiting if you want to see the diversity of Bengal. It may be difficult beauty in words, but as you see it you will love it.

West Bengal is a truly diverse state. Experience the sweetest part of it.

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