Siliguri is a metropolitan city which spans areas of the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is also known as gateway of Northeast India. It is located on the banks of the Mahananda River at the foothills of the Himalayas. The city is popular for three T’s i.e. tea, timber, tourism. Siliguri has great strategic importance in West Bengal for its placement in such a place where it connects four international borders, i.e. China, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan. Siliguri hosts numerous sporting events and matches to influence and build up young athletes from the city. Kanchenjunga stadium is Siliguri’s main stadium.
Wriddhiman Saha – Indian international cricketer who plays Test matches for Indian national team and Soumyajit Ghosh – the youngest Indian player to qualify for the London, 2012 Olympics hails from this region.
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