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West Bengal • India
Map indicating the location of Siliguri
 Siliguri 
Coordinates: 26°43′N 88°25′E / 26.72, 88.41
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation
6,227 km² (Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "," sq mi)
• 122 m (400 ft)
District(s) Darjeeling district
Population
Density
258,000 (2001)
• 41.43/km² (107/sq mi)
Mayor Bikash Ghosh
Codes
Pincode
Telephone
Vehicle

• 734 001
• +0353
• WB 74 2
1The coordinates given here are in metric system and based upon the Microsoft Encarta Reference Library Map Center 2005

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Coordinates: 26°43′N 88°25′E / 26.72, 88.41 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Siliguri pronunciation  (Bengali: শিলিগুড়ি) is a rapidly developing metropolis in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is strategically located in the Chicken's Neck — a very narrow strip of land linking mainland India to its north eastern states. Besides, it is also the transit point for air, road and rail traffic to the neighbouring countries of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. The town hosts over 500,000 domestic and 15,000 foreign visitors annually. It is the commercial nerve centre of North Bengal. Image File history File links Siliguri. ... India is a federal republic comprised of twenty-eight states and seven union territories. ... , West Bengal (Bengali: পশ্চিমবঙ্গ Poshchimbôŋgo) is a state in eastern India. ... The Chickens Neck an isthmus of Indian territory is shown in red. ... North-East India is the easternmost region of India consisting of the following states: Nagaland Arunachal Pradesh Mizoram Manipur Meghalaya Tripura Sikkim Assam Sikkim became an Indian protectorate in 1947 and a full state in 1975. ... North Bengal is a term, for the part of West Bengal, which often denotes Cooch Behar, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur and Malda districts together. ...


Siliguri is situated in Darjeeling district, and though it is the district's largest city, the district headquarters is located at Darjeeling. Siliguri is a unique city as 15 out of 47 wards of Siliguri Municipal Corporation falls in neighbouring Jalpaiguri district. The Indian army, Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Shashatra Seema Bal (SSB) and the Assam Rifles have bases around the town . The Bagdogra Airport is located within the Indian Air Force (IAF) cantonment area. Siliguri has an Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOC) oil depot near the southern edge of the town.Siliguri is the 2nd largest city of West Bengal after Greater Calcutta. Darjeeling is a district of West Bengal whose headquarters are at the hill station of Darjeeling. ... Darjeeling (Nepali: , Bangla: দার্জিলিং) is a town in the Indian state of West Bengal. ... The Indian Army is one of the armed forces of India and has responsibility for land-based military operations. ... A cantonment is a temporary or semi-permanent military quarters, typically in South India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. ... This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ...

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Geography

Siliguri is situated at the base of the Himalaya mountains in the plains. It is the largest city in the area (North Bengal)and 2nd largest city in west bengal and connects the hill station towns of Gangtok, Kalimpong, Kurseong, Mirik and Darjeeling with the rest of India. The Mahananda River flows past Siliguri. Siliguri has three main seasons summer, winter and monsoon. Summer temperatures rarely exceed 38°C.It is considerably cooler than the southern and central regions of West Bengal. During this season, tourists from all over India stop in Siliguri en route to the cooler climes of the northern hill stations. Winters are relatively cool and temperatures range from a high of 15°C to a low of about 3°C. Light rain and dense fog are seen during this season.Live Siliguri Weather Conditions During the monsoon season between June and September, the town is lashed by heavy rains often cutting access to the hill stations and Sikkim. The climate is suitable for growing tea and the surrounding region has many tea gardens. for more info, login to http://www.siliguri.com Perspective view of the Himalaya and Mount Everest as seen from space looking south-south-east from over the Tibetan Plateau. ... North Bengal is a term, for the part of West Bengal, which often denotes Cooch Behar, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur and Malda districts together. ... Kalimpong town as viewed from a distant hill. ... Gangtok   (Nepali/Hindi: गंगटोक) is the capital and largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. ... , Kalimpong (Nepali: कालिम्पोङ) is a hill station (a hill town) nestled in the Shiwalik Hills (or Lower Himalaya) in the Indian state of West Bengal. ... , Kurseong (Hindi: ) is a hill station (and sub-divisional town) situated in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. ... Mirik is a picturesque tourist spot nestled in the serene hills of the district of Darjeeling in West Bengal, India. ... Darjeeling (Nepali: , Bangla: দার্জিলিং) is a town in the Indian state of West Bengal. ... The Mahananda River is a river the originates in the district of Darjeeling in West Bengal in the Himalayas. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Winter is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... Monsoon in the Vindhya mountain range, central India A monsoon is a rainy season which lasts for several months and has lasting climatic effects. ... Golden Gate Bridge in Fog Evening fog obscures Londons Tower Bridge from passers by. ... , Sikkim (also Sikhim) (DevanāgarÄ«: सिक्किम  ) is a landlocked Indian state nestled in the Himalayas. ...


Economy

Siliguri is described as the gateway to the North East of India. The strategic location of the city makes it a base for essential supplies to the region. Siliguri has gradually developed as a profitable centre for a variety of businesses. As a central hub, many national companies and organisations have set up their offices here. Recently a number of movie-multiplexes are being planned to be opened in Siliguri.The Hong Kong market located here is a chief hub for buying low cost Chinese goods and illegal imported goods, nearby Seth Srilal Market is a prominent place to buy daily use goods, and is very popular among people from nearby areas.3 "T" s - Tea,Timber and Transport are the main businesses of Siliguri. Recently many hotels had mushroomed up & a very good increment had been seen in this sector at past. Siliguri is the headquarters of FOCIN (Fedaration of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of North Bengal).


Demographics

Railway crossing
Railway crossing

As of 2001 India census,GRIndia Siliguri had a population of 705,000(approx). Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Siliguri has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 65%. In Siliguri, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...


Siliguri is a cosmopolitan city with Bengali, Nepali, Bihari, Marwari, and Punjabi people living peacefully. The Rajabanshi people, who originally owned most of the land around here, have been decreased in population. Biharis,Marwaris, Punjabis and Bengalis are the most prominent business communities here. Bengali, Hindi and Nepali are the languages spoken. The Bengali people are the ethnic community from Bengal (divided between India and Bangladesh) on the Indian subcontinent with a history dating back four millennia. ... Motto जननी जन्मभूमिष्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी  (Sanskrit) Mother and motherland are dearer than the heavens Anthem Sayaun Thunga Phool Ka Capital (and largest city) Kathmandu (Nepal Bhasa:येँ) Official languages Nepali Government Interim government  -  King Gyanendra1  -  Interim Head of State Girija Prasad Koirala  -  Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala Unification December 21, 1768  Area  -  Total 147,181... Bihari is a name given to a group of Indo-Aryan languages spoken in the Bihar region of India. ... Marwari may refer to: Marwari Site, Connecting Marwaris :TheMarwari. ... Punjabi (also Panjabi; in GurmukhÄ«, PanjābÄ« in ShāhmukhÄ«) is the language of the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan. ...


Siliguri has seen floods of different people coming in over the years. Bengalis from Bangladesh and Assam, and, Nepalis from Nepal have been pouring in significantly. Besides, people from Bihar and districts of Northern Bengal are coming to the city in search of livelihood. The influx has led to an abnormally high population growth.


Transport

Hasmi Chawk
Hasmi Chawk

Local public transport include city buses, cycle rickshaws and tempos. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 2. ... A rickshaw and its driver wait for a fare in Bandung, Indonesia Rickshaw in Hamburg. ... Passengers and drivers meet at this auto rickshaw stand in Chennai. ...


Siliguri has three important railway stations:


1. Siliguri Town - This is the oldest station in the area. Opened on 23 Aug, 1880 during the British Raj, this station used to be the terminus for the trains coming from Calcutta, and the starting point for the world-famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway for journey to Darjeeling. The flag of British India British India, circa 1860 The British Raj (Raj in Hindi meaning Rule; from Sanskrit Rajya) was the British rule between 1858 and 1947 of the Indian Subcontinent, which included the present-day India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Burma (Myanmar), whereby these lands were under the colonial... This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ... The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, nicknamed the Toy Train, is a 2 ft (610 mm) gauge narrow-gauge railway from Siliguri to Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal, run by the Indian Railways. ... Darjeeling (Nepali: , Bangla: দার্জিলিং) is a town in the Indian state of West Bengal. ...


2. Siliguri Junction - This station opened in 1949, and used to be the point of departure of all trains to the north-eastern states, until the broad gauge was extended to Dibrugarh. Siliguri Junction is the only station in India with all the three gauges of tracks. Great Western Railway broad gauge steam locomotives awaiting scrapping in 1892 after the conversion to standard gauge. ... Dibrugarh is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India. ... Sunlight reflects off dual-gauge tracks near Chur, Switzerland Mixed-gauge track and pointwork (4 ft 8½ in (1435 mm) and 3 ft 6 in (1067 mm)) at Odawara in Japan Dual-gauge tram tracks in Katwijk, The Netherlands Dual-gauge or mixed-gauge railway is a special configuration of...


3. New Jalpaiguri - Opened in 1961 as a totally greenfield project 16km south of Siliguri,Initially named New Siliguri(But,later renamed to Jalpaiguri as it falls under Jalpaiguri District) this is now the most important station in the region. This station connects Siliguri to every nook and corner of the country. The city has expanded and included New Jalpaiguri as one of its ward of Siliguri Municipal Corporation that it has become a single city. New Jalpaiguri is a sister city of the city of Siliguri in Indias state of West Bengal. ...


With the extension of broad-gauge railway track to the Siliguri Junction station, people can now travel directly to the heart of the city without having to alight at New Jalpaiguri. This new broad-gauge track covers the old Dooars metre-gauge track, and is a beautiful journey passing as it is through the foothills of the Bhutan hills and picturesque little hamlets and villages with the famous Dooars tea gardens for company.


Bagdogra airport, situated about 12 km away is the closest airport. The airport is well connected to most Indian cities including the state capital Calcutta. The Bagdogra airport is poised to become an international airport in the near future. A regular helicopter service links Siliguri to Gangtok. Bagdogra airport is a civilian airport at a distance of about eighteen kilometres from the city of Siliguri in northern West Bengal, India. ... This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ... A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors, each rotor consisting of two or more rotor blades. ... Gangtok   (Nepali/Hindi: गंगटोक) is the capital and largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. ...


The Tenzing Norgay Central Bus Terminal is a major stop for most buses in the region. The Royal Government of Bhutan also operates buses from Siliguri to the Bhutanese capital Thimphu. Jeeps also link Siliguri to neighbouring towns. Similarly the Sikkim government's buses run to Sikkim from the SNT bus station opposite the Central Bus Terminal. Tenzing Norgay (May 1914 – 9 May 1986), often referred to as Sherpa Tenzing, was a Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer. ... View of Tashichoedzong, Thimphu Thimphu from Sangey Gang Thimphu (Tibetan script: ཐིམ་ཕུ་) is the capital of Bhutan, and also the name of the surrounding valley and dzongkhag, the Thimphu District. ... Jeep is an automobile marque of DaimlerChrysler. ... , Sikkim (also Sikhim) (DevanāgarÄ«: सिक्किम  ) is a landlocked Indian state nestled in the Himalayas. ... , Sikkim (also Sikhim) (DevanāgarÄ«: सिक्किम  ) is a landlocked Indian state nestled in the Himalayas. ...


A new road, named as Vivekananda Road, has been built connecting Burdwan Road to the Mahabirsthan Rail Gate bringing much relief to the chaotic section of the city. The road is planned to join soon with Matigara, through a bridge. Also a new fly-over over the Rail Gate is under construction connecting Hashmi Chowk to Mahabirsthan. This flyover will provide seamless communication from the Station Feeder Road in the south to Hill Cart Road in the central part of the city. Also you can visit Salugara to taste fresh tongba(made from millets), pork and other forms of meat. Famous amongst the teenagers and college students, this would surely be one of the most visited places by these youngsters. Tongba is a millet based alcoholic beverage originating in the mountainous region of Nepal, India (Darjeeling) and probably in Tibet as well. ...


Sports

Table Tennis, Cricket, Taekwon-Do, Chess and football (soccer) are the five most popular sports here. People are football crazy and support the local Bengal clubs. The Kanchenjanga Stadium is the city's only outdoor stadium and matches are regularly held here. Jan-Ove Waldner Table tennis (also commonly known as ping-pong) is a game in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth to each other with bats (also sometimes called racquets or paddles). ... Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. ... Pburka 03:51, August 13, 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Chess is a recreational and competitive game for two players. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ...


The Stadium houses the Sports Authority of India (SAI) sports hostel for athletes.


There is an indoor stadium at Deshbandhupara in the southern part of the city. This new stadium has facilities for lawn tennis, badminton, and table tennis as well as other indoor sports.


However, the city is best known for being the training grounds for many Table Tennis players - specially Mantu Ghosh who was the Gold medal winner in the 1996 and 1999 SAF Games.


In recent years the close proximity of the Teesta river has made Siliguri a destination for adventure sports (White Water Rafting) enthusiasts. The Teesta River is one of the most scenic rivers in Eastern India. ...


Education

Bidhan Market, Siliguri
Bidhan Market, Siliguri

Siliguri is a very important city for education. Students from all over North Bengal come here to study. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (1800 × 1200 pixel, file size: 612 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Bidhan Market, Siliguri, West Bengal, India. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (1800 × 1200 pixel, file size: 612 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Bidhan Market, Siliguri, West Bengal, India. ...


Siliguri offers many good schools to choose from.Some of them are Siliguri Boys' High School and Siliguri Girls' High Schools , for boys and girls respectively, Mahbert High School, Don Bosco School, Margaret (S.N.) English School,St. Michael's, St. Joseph's High School, Nirmala Convent, Lincoln's High, Delhi Public and St. Xavier's. People from all over North Bengal and Bangladesh come to Siliguri to study. BSF School, Kadamtala and Army schools in Sukna and Bengdubi are prominent army school.


Many schools hold various competitions. They also hold various inter school competitions including quizzes and sports.


Siliguri provides many colleges too. Siliguri Institute Of Technology,Siliguri Science and Commerce College, Siliguri Mahila College are some of them. These colleges provide different types of courses for the students starting from B.Tech,B.B.A,B.C.A,MCA, to MBA.


The North Bengal University is located at "Shib Mandir", a suburb of Siliguri. The place has been renamed as Raja Rammohunpur. The University was founded in 1962 and is the only center for advanced learning in the northern part of West Bengal. It has 78 colleges spread over six districts of North Bengal and Sikkim. Over 36,000 undergraduates and 1500 post-graduate students enroll in different courses in the University during any given academic year. University of North Bengal near Siliguri in Darjeeling district in North Bengal portion of the Indian state of West Bengal was established in 1962 with a goal to disseminate knowledge to fulfill growing socio-economic and technical manpower needs in the six North Bengal districts and the neighbouring state of...


The North Bengal Medical College and Dental college at Sushrutanagar is the sole medical college and largest medical facility in the region. The Medical College is connected to the main city by the third Mahananda bridge across the River Mahananda. The Government College in Deorali, Sikkim is a part of this university. , Sikkim (also Sikhim) (DevanāgarÄ«: सिक्किम  ) is a landlocked Indian state nestled in the Himalayas. ...


The Siliguri Institute of Technology, located at Sukna, on the northern suburbs of the city, is the first private Engineering College to come up in the region. And there are more privately aided technical colleges coming up in and around the city. The city also has a polytechnic for diploma engineering education.


IIAS(International Institute of Advanced Studies) Siliguri delivers hotel management education and other professional courses


Siliguri College , Siliguri College of Commerce , Surya Sen College , Siliguri Women's College and Gyan Jyoti College deliver general degree courses . Siliguri College is the most sought after general degree college in North Bengal .


Arena Animation and NIIT are some of the leading computer institution in siliguri for Animation Education.


This city is also renowned for its coaching centres such as Rogers Institute and Elite Institue where students from neighbouring places come for crash courses . There are other coaching centres too for all the inspiring students hoping to make a mark in Education , be it Engineering , Medical , Bio-tech , poly-tech et cetera .


Media

Newspapers in Siliguri include English language dailies, The Statesman and The Telegraph, which are printed in the town, and The Economic Times and the Times of India which are printed in Kolkata are received same day evening. In addition to these one can also find Hindi and Bengali publications including Anandabazar Patrika, Bartaman, Ganashakti, Uttar Banga Sambadae, Dainik Jagran, Janpath Samachar and Prabhat Khabar. PRABHAT KHABAR is leading hindi daily in north bengal and sikkim with commanding position. Established in 1875, The Statesman is among the leading daily newspapers of India. ... This article deals with The Daily Telegraph in Britain, see The Daily Telegraph (Australia) for the Australian publication The Daily Telegraph is a British broadsheet newspaper founded in 1855. ... The Economic Times, launched in 1961, is Indias largest financial daily and the worlds second largest financial daily after The Wall Street Journal. ... The Common Man featured on a commemorative stamp released by the Indian Postal Service on the 150th Anniversary of the Times of India - 1988. ... , “Calcutta” redirects here. ... Anandabazar Patrika is a Bengali language broadsheet published from Kolkata. ... Bartaman Patrika (Bengali: বর্তমান পত্রিকা) is an anti-left Bengali language newspaper published from Calcutta []. Apart from the Calcutta edition, the newspaper has four other simultaneous editions, published daily from four major towns of West Bengal -- Siliguri, Burdwan, Malda and Midnapore. ... Ganashakti is the official mouthpiece of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)s Bengal State Unit, which first appeared as a fortnightly in 1967 and was converted thereafter into a daily newspaper. ... Dainik Jagran is a Hindi daily newspaper. ...


The public radio station, All India Radio was the only one that could be received in Siliguri. Anyhow now we have one more FM radio station, the All India FM Rainbow. However recently WorldSpace Satellite Radio have also entered into Siliguri. However, Siliguri receives almost all the television channels that are received by the rest of the country. Apart from the state-owned terrestrial network Doordarshan, cable television serves most of the homes in the town, while satellite television is common in the outlying areas and in wealthier households. Besides mainstream Indian channels, the town also receives Nepali Television Channels and Bangladeshi Television Channels. Local news broadcasts, sporting events, and concerts are broadcast live or delayed via cable to many households. DTH services both by Government and private companies are also available. For the electronica band, see All India Radio (band). ... WorldSpaces AfriStar control center in Washington, D.C. WorldSpace is the worlds first digital satellite radio network. ... Doordarshan (sometimes DoorDarshan; ) is a Public broadcast Terrestrial television channel run by Prasar Bharati, a board nominated by the Government of India. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... This is a list of television stations available in India: // Doordarshan is Indias state owned television broadcaster, usually referred to as DD. The network comprises of the following channels: DD Bharati - Entertainment channel focusing on dance, music, cultural and childrens programs, launched in 2002. ... A Satellite dish antenna A satellite dish is a type of parabolic reflector antenna designed with the specific purpose of transmitting signals to and/or receiving from satellites. ...


Internet cafés are well established in the main market area, served through broadband services provided by BSNL and other private companies like MetroNET, Sinet(CCN) & P.C.Mittal . The area is serviced by local cell phone companies such as BSNL, Reliance Telecom, Reliance Infocomm, Hutch, Aircel, Tata Indicom and Airtel. Broadband in telecommunications is a term which refers to a signaling method which includes or handles a relatively wide range of frequencies which may be divided into channels or frequency bins. ... Logo BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is Indias largest Communication Service Provider (CSP), and seventh largest in the world. ... Cellular redirects here. ... Logo BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is Indias largest Communication Service Provider (CSP), and seventh largest in the world. ... Reliance Infocomm is an Indian telecommunications company, and is the brainchild of Mukesh Ambani, CMD, Reliance Industries. ... Hutch can refer to any of the following: A form of furniture A type of cage utilized primarily for housing domestic rabbits A character in the television series Starsky & Hutch Leslie Hutch Hutchinson, a popular singer of the 1930s Hutch, a cellular phone service provider in India Hutch is an... Aircel is the largest mobile phone service provider in Tamil Nadu, India. ... Tata Indicom is a private telecom service provider operating in most parts of India. ... Bharti Airtel, formerly known as Bharti Tele-Ventures Limited (BTVL) is among Indias largest mobile phone and Fixed Network operators. ...


Places around Siliguri

Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the foothills of Himalayas, between the Teesta and Mahananda rivers. ... Madhuban Park is a secluded park near the city of Siliguri in West Bengal, about 10-12 KMs from the town center, and on the road that leads to the hill station of Darjeeling. ... The Great International Tashi Gomang Stupa The Great International Tashi Gomang Stupa, 6 km from Siliguri, West Bengal, India, includes a one hundred foot stupa built by Kalu Rinpoche, a Tibetan Lama. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... ... The Surya Sen Park is a park in Mahakal Pally, Siliguri, West Bengal, India. ...

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Mirik Darjeeling is a district of West Bengal whose headquarters are at the hill station of Darjeeling. ... Algarah is a bazaar town located at a distance of 15 kilometres east of Kalimpong in West Bengal, India. ... Bagdogra airport is a civilian airport at a distance of about eighteen kilometres from the city of Siliguri in northern West Bengal, India. ... Bairatisal is a census town in Darjiling district in the state of West Bengal, India. ... Cart Road is a census town in Darjiling district in the state of West Bengal, India. ... Darjeeling (Nepali: , Bangla: দার্জিলিং) is a town in the Indian state of West Bengal. ... Ghum is a small hilly locality in the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region of West Bengal, India. ... Happy Valley Tea Estate is a tea estate in Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal. ... , Kalimpong (Nepali: कालिम्पोङ) is a hill station (a hill town) nestled in the Shiwalik Hills (or Lower Himalaya) in the Indian state of West Bengal. ... , Kurseong (Hindi: ) is a hill station (and sub-divisional town) situated in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. ... Categories: India geography stubs | Indian hill stations | Cities and towns of West Bengal ... Loleygaon also Lolaegaon / Lolegaon is a small town located at a distance of 12 km from Lava at an altitude of 5,500 ft in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal. ... Melli (also spelt Malli) is a town on the West Bengal-Sikkim border on the River Teesta. ... Mirik is a picturesque tourist spot nestled in the serene hills of the district of Darjeeling in West Bengal, India. ... ... Pattabong Tea Garden or Puttabong Tea Garden is a tea-estate in Darjeeling district, West Bengal, India. ... Pedong (pop. ... , Sukhiapokhri is a small hilly locality in the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region of West Bengal, India. ... Tukver Tea Estate is a rea estate near Darjeeling in India. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


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Siliguri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1067 words)
Siliguri is situated in Darjeeling district, and though it is the district's largest city, the district headquarters is located at Darjeeling.
Siliguri is situated at the base of the Himalaya mountains in the plains.
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Siliguri is the commercial capital of North Bengal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Siliguri is the major trade centre for the North-East and eastern Nepal; a real boom city, cycle-rickshaws dominate the roads and there are large number of buses and jeeps plying to different tourist destinations of the region.
The ISKCON CENTRE in Siliguri is being labelled as the biggest Krishna Centre in the whole of the North East.
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