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Siliguri is rightly called as the Gateway to the North East India. Situated in North Bengal, the city is famous for its gorgeous temples and splendid tea gardens. The city remains a popular hub of transportation, educational as well as tourism activities. It is an ideal place to unwind amidst pristine air and beautiful cultures.

Here are the top places to visit in Siliguri:

Kali Mandir

This Hindu temple is located near the Sevoke Bridge. It is dedicated to Goddess Kali and remains crowded with devotees especially during the auspicious festivals of Durga puja and Navratri. The temple is 23 kilometres from the main town and has a grand campus with immaculate ambience.�

Salugara Monastery

Salugara Monastery is the most visited monastery of Siliguri located 6 km from the city. People visit this Buddhist shrine to meditate and enjoy its beautiful location. The monastery was established by Tibetan monks and Buddhist followers. The 100 ft stupa here remains its major attraction. It is believed that this stupa brings out five kinds of relics of Buddhism.

Hong Kong Market

Shopping enthusiasts must explore the Hong Kong Market of Siliguri where gadgets and clothes of many international brands are sold. Do not forget to use your bargain skills here to grab the best prices on your favourite items.

Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary

Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is an impressive forest reserve sandwiched by River Mahananda and River Teesta. It is home to diverse fauna and flora residing in emerald mountainous Himalayas. The wildlife reserve is blanketed with rich forests, tea gardens and sparkling rivers. Travellers can spot mountain goat (Serow), cheetah, barking deer and tiger here. Do not miss spotting numerous migratory birds that visit here during winter months from Central Asia.

Chilapata Forest

Chilapata Forest is a beautiful retreat of nature where you can enjoy a stay experience in a forest bungalow. The forest is close to Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary where one can easily spot elephants, leopards, rhinoceroses and wild pigs. Enjoy nature walks through wooden bridges and squealing of the wild. After dark hours, visitors are advised to stay inside their bungalow only. There is also a monument inside the forest named Nalraja Garh. It dates back to the Gupta period and is antique.

Savin Kingdom

Travellers with kids can plan a visit to Savin Kingdom, an amusement park established near Mahananda River. It looks like a castle and is ideal for whole family fun. Numerous recreational activities are available here.

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