Siliguri is a city located in the Darjeeling district and Jalpaiguri district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Siliguri is located on the banks of the Mahananda River and the foothills of the Himalayas. It is a principal commercial, tourism, transportation, and educational center of North Bengal. It is the second largest city in Northeast India after Guwahati and the second largest in West Bengal after Kolkata. The city has become an important trade centre of West Bengal. It is famous for its four ‘T’s: tea, transport, tourism and timber.
The city of Siliguri started from the bank of Mahananda to Saktigarh, a small town which is now in southern part of the city. When the British East India Company introduced Railway to Northeast India, it enhanced the importance of the region.
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