Introducing Siliguri & New Jalpaiguri
The crowded and noisy transport hub encompassing the twin towns of Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is the jumping-off point for Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Sikkim, the northeast states, eastern Nepal and Bhutan. Despite being one of the largest cities in the state, there’s little to see here: for most travellers, Siliguri is an overnight transit point to cooler climes.
Most of Siliguri’s hotels, restaurants and services are spread along Tenzing Norgay Rd, better known as Hill Cart Rd. NJP Station Rd leads southward 6km to NJP station, while branching northeastward off Hill Cart Rd are Siliguri’s other main streets, Sevoke and Bidhan Rds, the latter hiding the city’s most interesting bazaars.