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Who founded Siliguri?
In the 16th century, the area fell under the rule of the Kamata Kingdom (Cooch Behar). In 1522, a Prince named Siswa Singha defeated the kings of Bhutan and Gaur and established his capital here. He named it ‘Baikunthapur’. Siliguri was then no more than a small agricultural village near Baikunthapur.
Which state does Siliguri belong?
West Bengal state
Siliguri, also spelled Shiliguri, city, northern West Bengal state, northeastern India. It lies just west of the Mahananda River. Siliguri, West Bengal, India.
What is the meaning of Siliguri?
Siliguri ( pronunciation ) is a city which spans areas of the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. The city is located on the banks of the Mahananda River at the foothills of the Himalayas.
Is it safe to drive from Siliguri to Gangtok?
If you have driven in hilly terrain before & can follow the traffic etiquette… you will be fine. If it’s your first time, best avoided. Most of the part of road is good, however you’ll come across few patches which are worse.
What is the history of Siliguri?
Considering the rapid growth of the city and inadequate facilities, Siliguri was brought under I.U.D.P programme in 1981 and some urgently needed schemes were taken up which provided some immediate relief in the infrastructure facilities and civic services of the city.
What is the population growth rate of Siliguri?
Siliguri touched 46.83\% of population growth rate in 1981–1991. A treaty between India and China for trade through Nathu La Pass, has expedited development and prospects of Siliguri as an international transportation and logistics hub.
Why is Siliguri important to West Bengal?
Siliguri , the gate way to the North East India is not only of vital importance to the State of West Bengal but India as a whole. Locatied at the foot of Himalayas on the verge of Terai, it presents the picturesque glimpse of the Himalayan ranges establishing its inmate charm to a visitor.
How did Siliguri gain Sub-Divisional town status?
For easy exportation they introduced the Siliguri Town railway station which stands to this day, and introduced the Toy train from the station to Darjeeling in 1880. This helped Siliguri gain sub-divisional town status in 1907.