Kanchenjunga Stadium, also known as Kanchanjungha Krirangan, is a multi-purpose playing ground at Hakimpara Siliguri.
West Bengal is known to be a sports freak state in India, and Siliguri, a tiny town in Bengal, is not an exception.
It has multiple sports ground such as Indoor and Kanchenjunga Stadium.
Established in 1980, Kanchenjunga Stadium hosts many national or local cricket and football matches.
Hence, while having a tour of Siliguri, it will not be a bad decision to consume a sport you like here at this stadium.
Kanchenjunga Stadium History and Facts
Kanchenjunga Stadium was built during the year of 1980 and was dedicated to honouring Kesto Paul, a renowned Olympian Footballer in India.
It has a seating capacity of more than 40000 and has already hosted many important national and cricket matches.
In the year of 2010, the first Ranji Trophy between India and Punjab was hosted here and till now the stadium has hosted 11 Ranji Trophy Matches.
Moreover, the stadium also hosted two Celebrity Cricket League matches.
If we talk about football matches, in 2012 and 2015 the stadium hosted Federation Cup Matches & 2nd Division of I-League Matches respectively.
Furthermore, It even hosted two Derby Matches of I-league in the year of 2016.
Things to Do and See Here
Kanchenjunga Stadium is not famous just for sports, there are plenty of other things to see and they are:
- Explore the North Bengal Book Fair organized every year.
- Visit Siliguri Trade Fair & Hasto Silpo Mela.
- Witness many cricket & football matches of your favourite teams.
- Watch local sports being played there.
Located at the heart of the Siliguri, after reaching NJP, have a taxi or car and even an auto to finally reach the stadium.
It will take approximately 15 minutes to reach as the distance between Siliguri Kanchenjunga Stadium and NJP is approximately 5km.
Moreover, if you are coming by air, after Landing at Bagdogra you will get many autos and cars heading towards Siliguri.
It will take more than 25 minutes as the distance between them is approximately 17 km.
Places to see near Kanchenjunga Stadium
This stadium is not the only place to visit during your trip to Siliguri. You can try to explore these above-listed places.
- Baghajatin Park, an ideal place to hang out with friends.
- Surya Sen Park, a park suitable for both children and adults.
- Iskcon Mandir, a must-visit religious destination if you are seeking the peace of mind.