Queen of Hills comprises of four subdivisions like Darjeeling, Kurseong, Kalimpong and Siliguri. Siliguri is located on the banks of Mahananda River and in the foothills of Himalayas and the rest all are based on hills. The place is the house for trade and commerce with Darjeeling, Sikkim and Tibet. Blessed with the amazing nature’s beauty, Siliguri & Jalpiaguri has maintained a clear balance between its ecology of the region and its industrial estates.
Being a vital focal point of all types of activities related to trade and commerce of the region, Siliguri is always cramped by many visitors who are devastated at the natural beauty and is described as the shoppers’ paradise. The city has a pleasant weather and is very well planned with white snow clad mountain peaks of great Himalayan Ranges from Siliguri. The other main important township is Jalpaiguri.
Places of Interest in and around Siliguri & Jalpaiguri:
Kanchenjunga Stadium : Centre of many district, state, national and international level competitions. Hong Kong Market: Famous shopping complex that attracts several tourists who all are thrilled and keeps a keen interest in shopping things at very reasonable rates.
Mahananda wildlife Sanctuary:
Jaldapara: 124kms away is a wildlife sanctuary where the rare species of one-horned rhino could be seen. With that the Torsa River running through the forest is also a huge tourist attraction of the place. Garumara: 87kms away and Mahananda Weir Sukna are the name of the two wildlife sanctuaries near to the foothills of Darjeeling.
Coochbehar lying close to Siliguri consists of beautiful palaces, temples, lakes with old-world charm since it was once a princely state. Mirik is a hill resort which is 100kms away and Kalijhora is 27 kms away along the river Teesta are famous scenic spots of the city.