Picnic Spots near Siliguri
Winter is actually a season to enjoy in the entire West Bengal, especially in the northern region. Although the weather is quite chilly and colder than southern part because of Himalayan Mountains being closer, people find an excellent way to get the best fun out of this season –outdoor picnic.
As Siliguri is the hub of tourism industry in North Bengal, mostly people set off for long trips from here. But apart from that, every year thousands of people rush to the places to see around Siliguri, which are also suitable for picnic. The city is an excellent point from where you can travel towards the hills of Darjeeling or to the forest of Dooars. Most of these tourists are out for one or two days’ get-together with friends or family and arrange a party alongside the rivers like Teesta, Jaldhaka etc. They cook, eat, dance, play and enjoy to the full of their hearts’ content.
There are thousands of picnic places in and around Siliguri, as the entire region of plains and small hills is a vast one. Among them some are frequently visited by picnickers during winter, although other times of the season can also be enjoyable except for monsoon. And the most amazing thing is that these destinations are easily accessible by road from Siliguri town and the trips fit both your budget and time.
If you want to arrange a get-together or picnic in the most memorable way possible, it is suggested to contact a reputed travel agent in Siliguri to consult. Their expertise and knowledge will make it the best of all outings of your life.
Now let’s take you to a pictorial tour of some of the most famous picnic sites near Siliguri.
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Distance: approx. 24 km via NH10
Sevoke is approximately 24km away from Siliguri via NH10. People usually pay visit at the Sevokeshwari Kali Mandir and Coronation Bridge over Teesta, and then observe a picnic at a river bank nearby. The view of the river flowing in full rage between the green hills looks marvellous from the Coronation Bridge.
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Distance: approx. 72 km via NH10 and NH31
This is one of most crowded picnic spots in the area. Several people gather in the banks of River Murti and enjoy funtime with their families and friends. The spot is near about 72km away from Siliguri town via NH10 and NH31.
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Distance: approx. 24 km via Alipurduar Road
Although there isn’t much for sightseeing here, but the ambience amongst the green forest and gentle river altogether make this place suitable for a day’s out. Dudhia is located at a distance of around 24km from Siliguri and accessible via Alipurduar Road.
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Distance: approx. 105 km via NH31
Around 105km away from Siliguri via NH31, a beautiful weekend destination named Bindu, is favourite to the local people for picnic purpose. The river flows over big rocks, the forest along the low hills provide an eye-soothing scenario to people.
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Distance: approx. 10 km via NH10
The park surrounded by forest is the most attractive thing about Sukna. Apart from greenery, you can also see various birds, rabbits, peacocks, variety of butterflies etc. Drive 10km via NH10 from Siliguri to reach here and enjoy the nature.
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Distance: approx. 63 km via NH10 and NH31
Around 63km from Siliguri, the picnic spot in Gorubathan is also a tourist destination to witness wildlife. The location is easily connected via NH10 and NH31. As it is situated in the east bank of beautiful Neora River, with hills and forests, tourists find it quite attractive for picnic and short trips.
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Distance: approx. 19 km via Matigara-Kurseong Road
A tiny village in the lap of forest and hills, Rohini is rapidly becoming popular as a tourist spot. Besides sublime scenic beauty, you are about to get view of wide tea garden. Around 19 km away from Siliguri, this spot is accessible trough Matigara-Kurseong Road.
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Distance: approx. 31 km via NH10
Suntalekhola & Samsing
Distance: approx. 90 km via NH10
Like its name, Samsing is itself an interesting spot for sightseeing and picnic. An ideal place for nature lovers, the site with tea-garden and rolling hills is almost 90km away from Siliguri and has sightseeing locations around like Suntalekhola, Faribasti, Murti and Rocky Island.
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