The daily chaos of life often leaves us depressed with a desire to take a short break to a beautiful destination. Travelling to another place that is perpetually crowded will offer you no refuge. However if it is a place like Siliguri, your short vacation is going to be worth all your efforts. Siliguri is and will always be the pride of West Bengal. Situated on the foothills of Himalaya, this pristine city is nothing less than a paradise with the spectacular view of nature sure to sweep you off your feet. The largest city in Darjeeling district, there is a lot one can do in Siliguri. From hitting the streets for shopping to offering prayers at one of their famous temple, there is a lot more that one can do. Here are the top places to visit in Siliguri. Also Read - Man Sets Self Ablaze in Maharashtra's Kohlapur
1. Hong Kong Market
Hong Kong market, situated in Hakim Para in Siligri is an ideal spot for all shopaholics. This place is always swarming with people and for anybody who loves shopping; you can shop a lot of imported goods at pocket-friendly prices. If you are in Siliguri, do not make the mistake of returning without visit this market. Bring out your bargaining skills and get all you love for at least half the price. Also Read - IPL 2020: Virender Sehwag Trolls Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers For Slow Strike-Rate Against Chennai | WATCH
2. Coronation Bridge
The Coronation Bridge is a famous tourist attraction in Siliguri. Also known as the Sevoke Bridge, it is spread across the Teesta River and tourists get a beautiful view of the river flowing with picturesque scenery of the dense forest around. The bridge connects the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts. The interesting part is this bridge has other names as well, like the locals would like to call it Baghpool. The literal translation means tiger bridge referring to the two tiger statues. Do not give this place a miss. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Medical Colleges to Get Additional 1,650 Seats: CM K Palaniswami
One of the most respected and visited places; Kali Mandir is a draws people in large numbers. As a dedication to Kali, every year this temple sees innumerable devotees , especially during Navratri and Durga Puja. The most beautiful part about this temple is the stunningly adorned shrine of Kali with jewels and armory. Newly-wed couples are believed to visit this place for a prosperous married life. If you do happen to visit this temple, do not forget to enjoy the sight of the amazing Kancheniunga peak which is the third hugest mountain in the world. Snow-clad mountains are always a treat to the eyes. This is one of the must-visit spots of Siliguri.
4. Salugara Monastery
Located in the outskirts of Siliguri, Salugara Monastery has a 100 ft. stupa which is what attracts tourists the most. For peace-loving travelers this is an ideal place for meditation which was established by His Holiness Dalai Lama and his followers.
The shrine is believed to bring out 5 relics of Buddhism and hence is respected and admired by monks. It is also said that if you worship the shrine, you will attain salvation. A tranquil time is what the Monastery will offer you.
Dense forests scaling high enough to touch the skies and rich flora and fauna in Jaldapar Wildlife Sanctuary gives a serene feeling. It is also home to Indian one-horned rhinoceros, Indian elephants, spotted deer and many more. With over 350 different species of birds, yhis place is considered to be a paradise for bird lovers. One hour elephant safari will take you to the insides of the jungle giving you a much better view of the forest. Covered in patches of grass and tall trees, the Jaldpara Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the best places to visit in Siliguri.
6. Savin Kingdom
Set up amidst tea farms, Savin Kingdom is an amusement park visited by many tourists. If you love fun, adventure and thrill, this amusement park will surely delight you. It also has a themed castle park which has been set up on the banks of Mahananda River. You can enjoy the thrilling rides or engage in cultural activities like pottery or henna painting. A visit to Savin Kingdom will be refreshing and rejuvenating.
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