Cities in the north of West Bengal have a way of attracting tourists like no other place in India. The vast lush green tea gardens on the one hand coupled with the majestic snowcapped Himalayan ranges on the other makes for an ideal vacation setting, whether it is a weekend getaway, a birthday or a honeymoon. Bagdogra sits right in the middle of all the action, proximate to Darjeeling, Siliguri and even Sikkim, it is truly a gateway to many northern cities in this beautiful state.
Local Culture of Bagdogra
If one is to analyze the local population in the town of Bagdogra, you will be quick to note the Buddhist influence on the town, which adds a calm hue to the place. Festivals like Durga Puja and Kali Puja along with various Buddhist traditions make it historically and culturally rich.
Tourist places in and around Bagdogra
Lately Bagdogra airport, which connects the city to Mumbai and Delhi has been deemed an international airport. The river Teesta flows nearby and offers breathtaking views all day long. Bagdogra isn’t your average fast vacation spot. It is for tourists who wish to kick back, enjoy the serenity for a bit. Famous attractions in and around the town include the Sevokeshwari Kali Temple and the Salugara Monastery.
How to reach Bagdogra
Local transport includes private cars and buses and rickshaws. One might want to keep a check on the fares since they are not standard. If you’re tied for time, many hotels offer planned trips to Sikkim and Darjeeling. These are well priced and well worth the time spent getting there.