Siliguri

Siliguri

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Siliguri ( Shiliguá¹›i; ) is a metropolis city in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located in the Siliguri Corridor or Chicken's Neck - a very narrow strip of land linking mainland India to its north-eastern states. It is also the transit point for air, road and rail traffic to the neighbouring countries of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Consequently, the city has become an important trade center of West Bengal. The town hosts over 200,000 domestic and 15,000 foreign visitors annually. It is the commercial nerve center of North Bengal.

Siliguri is situated in Darjeeling district and is the district's & North Bengal's largest city. This city is also known as "Gateway of North East India". 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), CRPF, SSB and the Assam Rifles have bases around the city. The Bagdogra Airport, which serves the city, is located within the Indian Air Force's cantonment area. This city is also known as The Gateway of North-East India.

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Siliguri is situated in the plains at the base of the Himalaya mountains. It is the largest city in North Bengal and the second largest city of West Bengal. It connects the hill station towns of Gangtok, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong and Mirik with the rest of India. The Mahananda River bifurcates the city. Siliguri has three seasons: summer, winter and monsoon. Dense fog,...
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