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Duration : 8 Hour(s)

Expected Tip : 3000 ₹ (INR)

Available Languages : English, Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, et un petit français.

Expected Tip: 3000 ₹ (INR)

Explore beautiful colonial relics and taste the best Tibetan food in Siliguri.

-- by Shantam Basu

Hey there! I am here to welcome you to my city Siliguri, which looks like a city that is jam-packed, crowded, and unsavoury from afar. But the truth lies hidden in the nooks and crannies of the city. My city has many magnificent colonial relics like the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway's (DHR) departure station for instance. I will take you inside the locomotive shed where you can see and experience DHR steam engines like never before. Other British colonial relics include a 100 acre-wide, fully operational, tea estate where you can spend hours on end watching the workers pluck tea leaves with their hand. If you start craving a hot cup of tea, then we can always rush back home for that. A number of Tibetan refugees have sought refuge in my city, and that is why Siliguri has abundant food joints serving piping hot Momos (Tibetan dumplings) and scrumptious noodle soup known as Thukpa. You'll also see some of the largest Buddhist monasteries in the region too. If the weather is clear and if you are visiting during the months between November-February then you will get to see the sunset alongside the snow-capped Kanchenjunga peak from one of many vantage points in the city that I've personally scouted out. Finally, provided my mother is in town during your visit, I will offer you a 4-course breakfast/lunch/dinner. It will comprise of local vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes cooked in a melange of local spices that will give you a taste of the indigenous flavours of the region. I aim to provide you with the best offbeat and unique experiences in my city so that the only thing you leave behind is your heart.

Siliguri, India
I'm available on Sundays and Tuesdays only for the time being. If you are planning to visit my city during other days of the week, then please let me know at least two weeks beforehand.
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Meeting Point: Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri, West Bengal, India

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