Hili is a small town located in the Belurghat sub division of the Dakshin Dinajpur district of West Bengal. It is known for its significance in the war of 1971 where over 400 soldiers were killed from both sides of India and Pakistan. It is a checkpoint on the Indo – Bangladesh border. It has a small river called Jamuna flowing through it.
Places to Stay
The closest place to find accommodation near Hili is in the town of Belurghat (24 km). There are many budget accommodations here which include the PWD Bulglow (Tariff-Rs. 200), Lila Lodge (Tariff-Rs. 300), Chartered Lodge (Tariff-Rs. 500), and Burama Lodge (Tariff-Rs. 300).
Bengali and English are one of the common languages spoken in Hili. Other languages include Hindi and Urdu.
Durga Puja and Kali Puja are one of the biggest events celebrated in Hili towards the end of November. Other festivals like Diwali and Eid are also widely celebrated.
Places of Interest
The Belurghat museum is one of the most important tourist attractions closest to Hili. Other places including Khanpur (18 km), Bolakali Temple (20 km), Tapan Dighi Lake (35 km), and Patiram Thakur Estate are also worth visiting.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Hili is in Siliguri (169 km).
Belurghat (24 km) is the nearest railway station with regular trains to Kolkata and Howrah.
The closest bus station to Hili is in Belurghat. There are operators like Manorama Travels, Mohanta Travels, and Joy Baba travels that provide their services here. These buses also ply to Kolkata and Howrah, as well as to Malda. Various bus ticket online booking sites make it convenient for travellers to book their tickets with ease.