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Siliguri, located in the Himalayan plains, is a famous gateway to the main hill stations of Gangtok, Mirik, Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Kurseong, making it an important place for both pilgrims and tourists alike.
Famous for its tea plantations, Siliguri is made fertile by the Mahananda River and Balasan River that flow through the plains. It is also a famous military base of the Indian army due to its strategic location. The Kanchenjunga Stadium is an attractive sport complex and outdoor stadium in Siliguri. Tea, Tourism, Transport and Timber form the main commercial activities of Siliguri and is a great place for shopping for low cost imported items, handicrafts, local artifacts and Chinese products.
A spectacular view of the majestic Kanchenjunga peak lures many tourists to Siliguri and imposing attractions, like the Madhuban Nature Park, Shorea-forest recreation center and the Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary make this place a favorite tourist destination in North Eastern India.