Siliguri is one of the most important not only for West Bengal, but for many states in the Northeast as well. Located at a distance of 600 km from Calcutta, Siliguri is at an altitude of 400 meters above sea level. This elevation is not too high and too low offers an ideal climate for tourism. The second largest city in West Bengal after Calcutta is the gateway to Darjeeling, the most important tourist attraction in the state. It is from New Jalpaiguri station to take the famous toy train to Darjeeling. Siliguri is situated at the foot of the eastern Himalayas with spectacular views of the snowy mountains. Besides visiting the attraction of pilgrimage, as Kali Mandir, attracting wildlife such as the zoo Jaldapara and the attraction of Mirik hill station of nature, visitors can enjoy shopping.

Shopping is undoubtedly an attraction in itself as the choice and variety of items here is endless. Siliguri to the border of West Bengal and the northeast, offers the best of both cultures. Darjeeling busiest for the work here is closely followed by Tibetan paintings, woolen clothing and wood crafts. The best place for shopping in Siliguri is the Hill Cart Road and Sevoke. Do not forget to visit the electronics market here, which is famous for being the Hong Kong market. You will find surprisingly low priced gadgets that force you to have almost everything.

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