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About Siliguri

 

Siliguri was nothing but a small village with more small population. Agriculture was the only occupation of the dwellers of then Siliguri. After partition of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan in 1947 and the creation of Bangladesh in 1971, the city of Siliguri became a crowded refugee center. But today Siliguri has achieved the position of second largest city in the West Bengal with a population of 1,22,0275 (according to 2001 census) Going further ahead Siliguri is now considered as one of the fastest growing in the country.
Siliguri connects three international borders (Bangladesh, China, and Nepal) which is rare evidence on the map of the world. Siliguri is joined with Kalimpang (Kalimpong) and Sikkim by road and there is rail connections with Darjeeling (Darjeeling) and Jalpaiguri. Being so located,Siliguri became a trade hub for the whole West Bengal.

Eating Out  
 

He markets are filled with similar varieties of vegetables like we get elsewhere in India along with 3 different types of potatoes, breadfruits and pumpkins. Being a hilly region red meat like buffalo, Faksha (Pork), Game birds, Chicken and mutton are common sight with vendors at every junction displaying their live stock.
Not letting this area beat us down we tried all the street food available be it momos, muglai (deep fried bathura/puri stuffed with mince meat), Chowmein (noodles tossed in green chilli sauce with sliced vegetables and chicken) and Thupka.
Besides that we asked for some sides of Bitter gourd, French beans with potatoes and potato straws. The bitter gourd was dry but the astringent taste went well with the plain rice.
We had the top 5 famous Bengali dish named Chital Muitha which is fishy version of kofta. It is minced Chital fish mixed with ginger, garlic and chilli pastes, deep fried and served in spicy tomato gravy.

 
Shoping  
 


Siliguri is famous for wooden, woollen, clay ('Putul' or clay dolls are a big craze among foreign tourists), jute (handbags, carpets, tapestries, bedspreads, garden pot hangings and wall art) and cane and bamboo (furniture, baskets, lamp shades and cane mats of Siliguri in diagonal and diamond shapes, twill, zig-zag and checks) furniture and handicrafts. Jute and clay artifacts are hot and quick-picks. Siliguri is Jute-capital of West Bengal.
Tibetan handicrafts comprising copper, silver, brass and wood-fashioned prayer-wheels, wall art, decorative items, replicas, masks, carpets and precious-stones (turquoise, jade and lapis lazuli ) studded silver jewelry are a big hit among tourists.
Nepali Khukris, rope-sole shoes, bedroom slippers, hats, jackets, and hanzu coats are a common sight in Siliguri.

 

 
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