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Bagdogra is a small town in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India, which is surrounded by tea gardens. It is at a distance of about 93 km from Darjeeling and is a part of the Greater Siliguri Metropolitan Area. Bagdogra is well connected by rail and air to the rest of the country. Bagdogra Airport is the only airport in North Bengal, which is now an International Airport. Being a part of the tea cultivation region, this place is surrounded by lush green tea gardens. This place is popular because it offers views of the eastern Himalayan Mountains. Bagdogra is easily accessible because it has an international airport, which is the only airport in the North Bengal region. At the same time, it is well connected to the rest of the country by railways. While visiting this place, tourists can also visit popular destinations such as Darjeeling and Kalimpong, which are at short distances from this town. The Teesta River flows close by this town, which offers water activities such as river rafting and fishing. Trips to other places including Siliguri and Pelling, can also be organised while visiting Bagdogra.

Bagdogra well preserves its age old rich culture and tradition. There are several festivals, which are celebrated with zest, the Gangasagar Mela being one of them. This Mela is arranged at Sagar Dwip during the time of Makar Sankranti. Pilgrims from all over the country and abroad come in large numbers during this time of the year, to take a dip at the merging point of the holy River Ganga and the Bay of Bengal. The other prominent festivals celebrated in this region include the Kenduli Mela, Vasanta Utsav, Jalpesh Mela and Naba Barsho, which means New Year. One of the major attractions in Darjeeling is the Tiger Hill, which is at an altitude of about 2590 metres. This place offers great views of Mount Everest, along with the Kanchenjunga range. Other interesting places to be visited in Darjeeling include Batasia Loop, War Memorial, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Dhirdham Temple, the Mall and Chowrasta.

The airport town of Bagdogra has limited places of attraction. However, Siliguri which is in proximity of Bagdogra offers quite a lot of attractions along with other things to do as well. Some of the important attractions are the Salugara Monastery which has a 100 foot stupa that was blessed by the late Kalu Rimpoche. There is also the ISKCON temple managed by the Hare Krishna Movement which houses idols of Lord Narasimha, Advaita Acharya, Lord Chaitanya and others. Besides, there are other places of attractions too, like the Sevoke Kali Mandir in Sevoke, the Coronation Bridge, Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary in Sukna, Kalchakra Monastery in Salugara and The Science City at Matigara among others. Perhaps, the biggest attraction for tourists travelling to Bagdogra is the hill station Darjeeling. Darjeeling offers plenty of sightseeing options like the Tiger Hills, situated around 11 km from Darjeeling. Travellers can also visit the jungles of Dooars like Chapramari, Gorumara, Jaldapara from Bagdogra.

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