Wrapped in the snowcapped Eastern Himalayas, lies the captivating town of Siliguri, an unparalleled natural beauty in India. The verdant tea gardens, dense forests, and tranquil rivers create a mesmerizing tapestry of nature that beckons to be explored. Serving as the gateway to some of the most popular tourist destinations in West Bengal. With a name that means a ‘place of stone’, beauty is etched in every stone of Siliguri. You’re warmly invited to behold it.
Fall in love with nature
On the periphery of Siliguri, along the tranquil banks of the Balason River, lies the idyllic hamlet of Dudhia. The picturesque vistas of the Balason terrain and the serpentine river make it a coveted riverside picnic spot near Siliguri. A peaceful tourist destination, Dudhia is located atop Gokul Hill, rising above the plain. The site is a buzz of activity during the winter months and a haven of solitude throughout the rest of the year, where one can bask in the glory of nature for a few hours. The presence of a nearby shooting range adds to the area's vibrancy.
Your Siliguri visit is incomplete without a visit to one of its enchanting tea gardens. The tea workers, meticulously plucking, planting, or harvesting tea, depending on the season, create an awe-inspiring sight. The estates' customary tea-tasting session, following a tour of the gardens, is a delightful way to round off the experience. You may also purchase some tea as a souvenir to take home.
Tea Gardens you can explore: Longview Tea Garden, Gayabari Tea Garden, Marianbari Tea Garden, and Panighata Tea Garden, among others. For those willing to venture out, a stroll through the verdant tea gardens is a must-try experience.