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#5 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong

At a distance of 10 km from Kalimpong Bus Station, Deolo Hill is a hilltop located to the north-east of Kalimpong in West Bengal. Situated at an altitude of around 2000 m, Deolo Hill is the highest point in the town and among the famous Kalimpong Tourist Places. Deolo Hill is one of the two hills in between the town of Kalimpong stands, the other one is Durpin Hill. Out of the three water reservoirs in Kalimpong, two of which are primary source of drinking water, are located atop this hill. From the top of this hill, tourists can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding villages of Relli valley and Teesta River along with the town of Kalimpong. On a clear day, the snow-clad mountains of West Sikkim are also visible from this hill. At the summit of the hill, there is a park built for recreation purposes which feature exotic flowers. The park is a popular picnic spot for tourists as well as locals. There are also some viewpoints for the mesmerizing view of the sunset and sunrise. .....

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Kalimpong Science Centre

Kalimpong Science Centre

#6 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong

At a distance of 1 km from Deolo Hill and 9 km from Kalimpong Bus Station, Kalimpong Science City or Science Centre is a science and technology center located in Kalimpong town of West Bengal. Situated near Deolo Hill, it is one of the great places to visit in Kalimpong. The Science Centre has been established in Kalimpong in the year 2008, conceived, designed and developed by National Council of Science Museums (Ministry of Culture, Government of India). Covering an area of 7 acres, it is a knowledge-based organization of high quality and dedication. The main objective of the center is to develop a scientific temper in the society and promoting of the knowledge and ideas of science among the general masses particularly, in students. Kalimpong Science Centre houses a science observatory, a 3D movie theater and several scientific objects for display. Various examples of science and science live working models are presented here. Children get ample information on the various .....

Dr. Graham's Homes

Dr. Graham's Homes

#7 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong

At a distance of 5 km from Kalimpong Bus Station, Dr. Graham's Homes is an old educational institute situated in the town of Kalimpong. This is one of the unique educational institutions in the world and among the popular historical places to visit in Kalimpong. Dr. Graham's Homes is situated on the lower steep of Deolo Hill and is a major center of education in Kalimpong. Formerly called St. Andrew's Colonial Homes, Dr. Graham's Homes was founded in 1900 by Reverend Dr. John Anderson Graham, a missionary of the Church of Scotland, who settled in Kalimpong and worked with the local community for several years during the turn of the 20th century. Whilst working in Edinburgh as a clerk in the Civil Service, Graham was influenced and encouraged by the Minister of his Church, the Reverend John McMurtrie, to be ordained in the Ministry of God. Sprawling in 500 acres, Dr. Graham's Homes is a co-educational boarding and day school affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate .....

Hanuman Temple

Hanuman Temple

#8 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong

At a distance of 8 km from Kalimpong Bus Station, Hanuman Temple is a Hindu temple located in Kalimpong of West Bengal. Situated near Deolo Hill, it is one of the beautiful places of pilgrimage in Kalimpong and among the best places to visit in Kalimpong. Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the Hanuman Temple was inaugurated in 2004 by Karma Wangchuk. The temple has a gigantic statue of Lord Hanuman with a height of approximately 30 feet. A small Durga temple is also there near the entrance gate. This place is located at an elevation and overlooks the Teesta River on one side and the hills on the other side. One need to climb a flight of stairs to reach the temple and the place offers a mesmerizing view of Mount Kanchenjunga. On a bright sunny day, neighboring state of Sikkim, the surrounding landscapes of Lava and Kaffer hills are also clearly visible from here. Another impressive place of worship nearby is the statue of Lord Buddha sitting in the lotus position. One can visit this .....

Mangal Dham

Mangal Dham

#9 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong

At a distance of 1 km from Kalimpong Bus Station, Mangal Dham is a Hindu temple located in Kalimpong of West Bengal. Situated close to Thongsa Gompa, it is one of the most significant religious centers in West Bengal and among the must visit places in Kalimpong. Mangal Dham was built in 1993 by Shri Krishna Pranami in the divine memory of late guru Shri Mangaldasji. In 1940, Guruji Shri Mangal Dasji Maharaj visited Kalimpong. The visit had a profound impact on him. He decided to realize his divine dreams of serving the poor and needy in Kalimpong. He built many orphanages, schools and temples. Sprawling over an area of 2 acres, the temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The whole theme of the dham is Knowledge, Devotion and Service. The Samadhi of Guruji lies in the ground floor while the prayer hall is in on the top floor where one can see the idol of Raj Shyamaji flanked on both sides by the Revered Prannathji and Shri Guru Mangaldasji. There are many paintings and diorama .....

Thongsa Gumpha

Thongsa Gumpha

#10 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong

At a distance of 1.5 km from Kalimpong Bus Station, Thongsa Gumpha is a Buddhist monastery situated in the hill town of Kalimpong. Located close to Mangal Dham, Thongsa Gumpha is the oldest monastery in the entire Kalimpong region and among the best places to visit in Kalimpong. Built in 1692 CE, Thongsa or Tongsa Gompa is also known as the Bhutanese Monastery. The original Gompa was built under the direct guidance of Bhutan King. It was reconstructed in the 19th century after the demolition of the original Gompa by the ravage of Gurkhas in Sikkim. The monastery belongs to Nyingmapa School of Buddhism. The monastery boasts of a serene and spiritual ambiance. Buddhists monks offer everyday prayer here and this place is a perfect place for mediation. The number 108 is known to be a holy number in Buddhism because it constitutes the product of all 9 planets and 12 months of the year. But this monastery has 219 prayers drums which is unusual and strange aspect. Many activities .....

Zang Dhok Palri Monastery / Durpin Monastery

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#11 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong

At a distance of 5 km from Kalimpong Bus Station, Zang Dhok Palri Monastery is a Buddhist monastery located atop Durpin Dara Hill in the beautiful hill town of Kalimpong, West Bengal. Popularly called as Durpin Monastery, it is one of the largest monasteries in Kalimpong and among the well-known Buddhist monasteries in West Bengal. The Zang Dhok Palri Monastery was established in 1970 by Dudjum Rinpoche and was consecrated by His Holiness Dalai Lama six years later. Today, Zong Dog Palri is regarded as a major religious center among the followers of Buddhism. Built in the typical Buddhist architectural style, this monastery has sculptured walls, pillars and ancient paintings. In addition, this gompa houses a main prayer hall with large paintings and has a three dimensional appearance inside. Durpin Monastery holds an important religious significance owing to sacred Kangyur kept inside the monastery. Consisting of 108 volumes, all these were carried by Dalai Lama during his .....

Tharpa Choling Monastery

Tharpa Choling Monastery

#12 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong

At a distance of 2 km from Kalimpong Bus Station, Tharpa Choling Monastery is a beautiful Buddhist monastery situated off the KD Pradhan Road in Kalimpong town of West Bengal. Perched atop Tirpai hills, it is one of the three oldest monasteries in Kalimpong and among the must visit Kalimpong Tourist Places. Tharpa Choling Monastery was founded by Domo Geshe Rinpoche Ngawang Kalsang in 1912 AD. According to history, Domo Geshe Rinpoche lived in Kalimpong in 1906 when he came to India for pilgrimage and to collect medicinal plants from India, Nepal and Bhutan. At the request of the Tibetan merchants and some Bhutanese leaders living in Kalimpong, Rinpoche established this monastery. For building the monastery, lots of acres of land with paddy fields and orange plantations were donated by the people of the region. Tharpa Choling monastery is a non-profitable development Association. Tharpa Choling Gompa belongs to the Yellow Hat or Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The style .....

Nature Interpretation Centre / Forest Museum

Nature Interpretation Centre / Forest Museum

#13 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong

At a distance of 1 km from Kalimpong Bus Station, Nature Interpretation Centre is a museum located on Rinkin Pong Road in Kalimpong. It is one of the popular museums in West Bengal and among the most important places to visit in Kalimpong. Also known as Forest Museum, Nature Interpretation Centre was established and maintained by forest department since 1900. This Centre works toward spreading awareness on various environmental issues caused by the human activities such as global warning and animal extinction. The museum is famous for its dioramas which is basically a 3d miniature of the different ecological life residing in the area of Kalimpong. The dioramas are simple amazing pieces of art and science merged together. The Centre also displays photographs and books on ecology and environment. The Centre conducts regular activities for collecting information on the flora and fauna that are present in and around the region and carries researches based on that. They also work .....

Pine View Nursery

Pine View Nursery

#14 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong

At a distance of 2.5 km from Kalimpong Bus Station, Pine View Nursery is a cactus nursery situated on Atisha Road in Kalimpong of West Bengal. It is one of the popular nurseries in Kalimpong and one of the stoppage points in a standard Kalimpong local sightseeing tour. Pine View Nursery is a private commercial nursery established in 1971 and is known for its exotic collection of cactus. Mr. Mohan S Pradhan, the individual behind this project and nursery, left his orchid business and followed his passion for cactus. He got an opportunity to collect various species of cactus during his business trips to different parts of the world. Soon he started to raise them in his greenhouse which he built at his home. Spread over an area of 2 acres, it houses over 1500 species of cactus which was collected diligently from around the globe for four decades. Another notable aspect about this place is the fact it has the largest collection of cactus in entire Asia. The nursery has been awarded .....

Teesta River Rafting - Melli

Teesta River Rafting - Melli

#15 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong

At a distance of 18 km from Kalimpong Bus Station, Teesta River Rafting is the most popular adventure sport activity in Kalimpong, West Bengal. Teesta River has become one of the most popular hotspots for White Water Rafting in eastern India and among the must include things during Kalimpong Tour. Teesta River with its green surroundings is the best choice for Rafting in Kalimpong. The Teesta river rafting has carved out deep ravines and gorges in Sikkim meandering through the hills with Kalimpong lying just off the river. This makes for quite an exciting and enthralling rafting experience. Ideally rafting can be done enroute, between Gangtok to Darjeeling, Gangtok to Kalimpong or Gangtok to Siliguri. The routes for non-swimmers are gentle and easy without much rapids involved. However for the swimmers and experienced clients, the routes are more adventurous with high grade rapids providing quite a thrill. The rafting trips for non-swimmers in Teesta River start mostly at .....

Darjeeling

#1 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong

At a distance of 65 km from Siliguri, 98 km from Gangtok, 109 km from Jalpaiguri, 371 km from Manipur, 502 km from Guwahati, 503 km from Patna and 507 km from Kolkata, Darjeeling is a charming hill station located in the Shivalik hills of the lower Himalayas in West Bengal, India. Situated at an altitude of 6,700 feet, Darjeeling is one of the most popular tourist places in West Bengal and among the must include places in your honeymoon tour packages . The name Darjeeling comes from two Tibetan words 'Dorje', meaning thunderbolt and 'ling', means a place or land. Before being invaded by the Gorkhas of Nepal in the 1790s, Darjeeling was largely under the Kingdom of Sikkim and native tribes named Lepchas were the original inhabitants of the place. Under the Sugauli Treaty of 1815 CE, Nepal yielded one-third of their lands to the British, who established Darjeeling as the summer capital ..... Distance (From Kalimpong): 51 Kms Trip Duration (From Kalimpong - Including Travel): 1-2 Days .....

Namchi

#2 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong

At a distance of 45 km from Darjeeling, 49 km from Kalimpong, 65 km from Pelling, 81 km from Gangtok, 88 km from Siliguri, 512 km from Guwahati and 641 km from Kolkata, Namchi is a small town and also the district headquarters of South Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. Also known as Namtse, it is one of the fast developing tourist destinations in Sikkim and among the popular places to experience Sikkim Tourism . Literally means ' Top of the Sky', Namchi is situated at an altitude of 5,500 feet and is known for its Buddhist Monasteries and scenic locales. As per the historical facts, once Sikkim was under the reign of the Chogyals. Legends say that one of the Sikkimese princesses, Pende Ongmoo deceived a Sikkimese Chogyal. When people of Sikkim got to know about this, they killed the Sikkimese princess, Pende Ongmoo. The place where the Pend Ongmoo was killed is believed to be the present day Namchi. Often known as the ..... Distance (From Kalimpong): 58 Kms Trip Duration (From Kalimpong - Including Travel): Full Day .....

Pelling

#3 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong

At a distance of 7 km from Gyalshing, 45 km from Ravangla, 58 km from Namchi, 69 km from Darjeeling, 88 km from Kalimpong, 113 km from Gangtok, 127 km from Siliguri, 447 km from Darbhanga, 551 km from Guwahati and 682 km from Kolkata, Pelling is a wonderful hill station located in the West Sikkim district of north Indian state of Sikkim. Situated at an altitude of 6,800 feet, Pelling is the second biggest tourist destination in Sikkim after Gangtok. The name Pelling means 'the seat of the religious body' formed by Pema Linga who was a discoverer of ancient Tibetan texts and also a treasure revealer. Pelling was initially a land filled with jungle which was home to a lot of wildlife. The area developed into a full-fledged village after the construction of two Buddhist monasteries Pemayangtse and Sangacholing. Pelling offers good view of entire Kanchenjunga mountain range including Koktang, Kumbhakaran (Jannu), Rathong, Kabru, Kabru Dome, ..... Distance (From Kalimpong): 89 Kms Trip Duration (From Kalimpong - Including Travel): 1-2 Days .....

Gangtok

#4 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong

At a distance of 78 km from Kalimpong, 96 km from Darjeeling, 115 km from Pelling, 117 km from Siliguri, 403 km from Darbhanga, 496 km from Muzzafarpur, 543 km from Guwahati, and 670 km from Kolkata, Gangtok is a fascinating hill town and the capital of north-eastern state of Sikkim, India. Known for its cleanliness and breathtaking beauty, it is one of the popular places to visit in Sikkim and is one of the popular attraction not to miss in your honeymoon trip . Situated at an altitude of 5410 feet, Gangtok is the largest city and the main business and tourist hub of Sikkim. The name meaning hill-top, Gangtok is known for its scenic beauty and striking views of Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. It is also known as the land of monasteries, as it has maximum number of monasteries in the world. Located right in the middle of the Himalayan range and having mild ..... Distance (From Kalimpong): 74 Kms Trip Duration (From Kalimpong - Including Travel): 2 Full Days .....

Lepcha Museum

Lepcha Museum

#16 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong

At a distance of 1 km from Kalimpong Bus Station, Lepcha Museum is a museum located at Big Dhara area of Kalimpong in West Bengal. It is the only Lepcha museum in India and also one of the prime attractions in Kalimpong. Founded by Shri Sonam Lepcha, Lepcha Museum is one of the best places to learn about the culture of Lepcha community. Historically, Lepcha community is indigenous to this region and presently, they reside mainly in Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Nepal and Bhutan. The museum consists of a personal collection of Sonam Lepcha that he has found over his life time. The museum is an effort to preserve and illustrate their culture and tradition. The museum displays various articles of worship, original Lepcha musical instruments, handicraft items and manuscripts. For those who have interest in studying heritage and old collections, Lepcha Museum is one of the essential places to visit in Kalimpong. If visitors are lucky, one can meet the 90 year old Sonam Lepcha who .....

Haat Bazaar

Haat Bazaar

#17 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong

At a distance of 500 m from Kalimpong Bus Station, Haat Bazaar is a famous market place in Kalimpong. Situated in the city center, it is an important shopping hub of Kalimpong and also one of the great places to visit in Kalimpong. Haat Bazaar is bustling local village market held every Wednesday and Saturday between 7 AM to 6.30 PM. It can be reached from Rishi road in Kalimpong. Villagers from nearby areas come here and set up stalls to sell their goods. The market is quiet popular and one can experience the true local flavors. A part of the local tradition of Kalimpong, both locals and tourists look forwards to market days every week, a time when the city comes together and comes alive. The market sells clothes, umbrellas and bags on one side of the street, with fruits, vegetables, local and agricultural produce and spices on the other. The market is quite popular and usually means that most of the good stuff gets sold out, so it's advisable to reach here early in the .....

Lamahatta

#18 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong

At a distance of 30 km from Kalimpong Bus Station, Lamahatta is a calm and picturesque mountain village situated near Kalimpong in the state of West Bengal. Perched at an altitude of 6800 feet, it is one of the serene getaways in West Bengal and among the best places to visit near Kalimpong. Lamahatta is surrounded on all sides by pine forests and gardens with panoramic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Lama in Lamahatta stands for Buddhist monk and Hatta for hut - a monk's hermitage. It is an ideal holiday destination for tourists who wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life and enjoy natural solitude. The main inhabitants here are tribes like Sherpas, Yalmos, Tamangs, Bhutias and Dukpas. They have all come together to join hands with the government to create Lamahatta as an eco-tourism place. The major attraction is the Roadside Garden. This is an open garden surrounded by pine forests containing many seasonal flowers, as well as several rare and exotic species .....

Lolegaon

#19 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong

At a distance of 30 km from Kalimpong and 50 km from Lava, Lolegaon is a small Lepcha village in Kalimpong district of West Bengal. Surrounded by dhupi and cypress forests, it is considered to be the tourism mascot of West Bengal and also one of the best places to visit near Kalimpong. Nestled atop a flat hill on a forested ridge at an altitude of 5500 feet, Lolegaon or Loleygaon is a place of ethereal wilderness and tranquility. Basically a small Lepcha village also known as Kaffer, Lolegaon is a recent inclusion in tourism map of West Bengal for its magnificent view of Greater Himalayan snow ranges that spreads over the entire horizon. Viewing sunrise over the snow peaks from Jhandi Dara Viewpoint is perhaps the most treasured memory of being at Lolegaon. On a clear day all major peaks of Kanchenjunga massif can be seen from here. Even the glorious Mt Everest can be seen from Jhandi Dara. Lolegaon is a fabulous destination for the lovers of wildlife. The age-old forest of .....

Most Asked Questions on Kalimpong

Kalimpong has pleasant climate throughout the year. However, September to December & March to May is the best seasons to visit Kalimpong when the weather is cool and comfortable to explore the place. It is better to avoid visiting Kalimpong during monsoon.

Kalimpong usually requires 1-2 days to visit the most popular tourist places. Kalimpong can be mixed with near by wonderful places like Gangtok, Darjeeling, Lava and Pedong by adding few additional days to your trip.

Budget of Kalimpong trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Kalimpong tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 10100 per person for a 4D/3N trip and from INR 17800 per person for 5D/4N vacation.

Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Kalimpong like Deolo Hill, Kalimpong Science Centre, Dr. Graham's Homes, Hanuman Temple, Mangal Dham, Thongsa Gumpha, Zang Dhok Palri Monastery, Tharpa Choling Monastery, Nature Interpretation Centre, Pine View Nursery, Teesta River Rafting, etc.

Some of the most popular things that you must buy while shopping at Kalimpong are Dalle Khursani (chilly peppers that are unique to Kalimpong), Kalimpong Cheese And Lollipops, Handmade Paper Products, Fing, Tibetan Arts And Crafts, etc.

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Kalimpong is a small hill station nestled on the foothills of Shivalik ranges at an altitude of 1250 meters overlooking the Teesta Valley. Kalimpong is known for its breathtaking view and rich history. The first thing you will notice after you reach Kalimpong is its quiet atmosphere and sightseeing places. And the quite ambience is heightened by the presence of churches and monastery sprawled around the town. Apart from the scenic beauty and sightseeing places, Kalimpong also attracts visitors for its mouth-watering local cuisine and merchandise.

History of Kalimpong

"Kalim" in local dialect means King's Minister and Pong means Stronghold. So the name Kalimpong actually means Stronghold of King's Minister and has originated from the time of king's dynasty in the region. Some say that the name has been derived from the word Kalibong (locals call it Kaulim). It's a type of fibre plant used for making paper. This plant is found in abundance in Kalimpong and hence the name.

Kalimpong Location

Kalimpong is situated on the northern edge of West Bengal in east India and is about 53km away from Darjeeling 2.5hrs drive. With the alpine weather and panoramic view of the adjacent valley, Kalimpong is the paradise for the nature lover. Somewhat secluded and tucked away in the corner under the big Darjeeling umbrella, Kalimpong offers a quiet and relaxed holiday against the backdrop of Kanchenjunga.

How to Reach Kalimpong?

Kalimpong is nicely connected with most of the major cities by air, by road or by Rail. Here are the detail pieces of information about how to reach Kalimpong:

  • By Air: Bagdogra is the nearest airport of Kalimpong. The distance between them is about 80 km. Bagdogra Has connection with major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, etc.
  • By Rail: NJP is the nearest railway station with a distance of 78 km. Buses or Taxis are available from the outside of the station.
  • By Road: State or private buses are available from nearby cities such as Darjeeling, Gangtok, Bagdogra, Siliguri, etc.

Kalimpong Sightseeing & Tourist Attractions

There are many sightseeing places for tourist interest in Kalimpong , with three important gompas or monasteries the Tharpa Choeling Gompa, the Tongsa Gompa and Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Gompa making Kalimpong a major hub for the Buddhism followers. However, Kalimpong is not popular just about its monasteries. Other sightseeing places of Kalimpong are as mentioned below:

The Tharpa Choeling Gompa

The Tharpa Choeling Gompa was established in 1922 and belongs to the Yellow Hat (Gelukpa) sect of Tibetan Buddhism. His Highness the Dalai Lama also belongs to this sect, which was founded in the 14th century in Tibet.

The Tongsa Gompa

The Tongsa Gompa is located near the Tharpa Choeling Gompa. It is the oldest monastery in Kalimpong and was founded in 1692. The present building is constructed over the ruins of the original monastery, which was raised by the Gurkhas, in the pre-British era.

The Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Gompa

The Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Gompa was built in the mid-1970s on Durpin Hill and is located 5 km south from the town centre. It was consecrated by His Highness the Dalai Lama. This monastery is famous for its traditional Tibetan wall paintings.

Kalimpong Cactus Nursery

Kalimpong is an important flower producing centre and it produces 80% of the total gladioli produced in India. The Kalimpong Cactus Nursery is a place where visitors can see rare and different species of cacti along with 400 types of orchids. Due to its scenic beauty, it is one of the must-visit sightseeing places in Kalimpong and undoubtedly a popular tourist attraction.

Sericulture Research Institute

One of the tourist attractions in Kalimpong, Sericulture Research Institute is a silkworms breeding centre known for its serene atmosphere. The mesmerizing view of the surroundings and its lush greenery will certainly captivate your mind.

Dr. Graham's Home

Dr. Graham's Home, a fascinating ancient construction is a must-visit sightseeing place in Kalimpong. Built more than a century ago, this jaw-dropping architectural excellence takes us to the history of the colonial period in India.

Things to do in Kalimpong

Kalimpong is one of the favourite places for all the adventure seekers since it offers them a different option like hiking, river rafting and paragliding. From nature lover to adventure seeker there is something for everyone. Here are some of the things to do in Kalimpong.

  • Hiking: Hike through the hilly terrains of Kalimpong and explore plenty of tourist attractions and sightseeing places.
  • River Rafting: Indulge yourself in White Water River Rafting and feel the adrenaline rush in you.
  • Paragliding: Have a breathtaking panoramic vista of the entire Kalimpong Valley while paragliding from Deolo Hill.
  • Kalimpong Sightseeing: Visit all the tourist attractions of Kalimpong and create countless memories.
  • Shopping in Kalimpong: Indulge yourself in shopping activity at the various street markets and shopping malls.

Kalimpong Weather & Temperature

Kalimpong witnesses all the major seasons in a year such as summer, winter, autumn, spring and Monsoon. Due to its high elevation, the weather stays cold yet quite charming most of the time.

  • Kalimpong Weather in March to April: March to April is the season of spring in Kalimpong. The temperature ranges from 10 to 25-degree Celsius. The Sky remains clear this season. Hence, you can have a breathtaking view of Mount Kanchenjunga.
  • Kalimpong Weather in May to June: May to June is the season of summer in Kalimpong. During the season of summer, the temperature stays charming and quite pleasant. Rainfall usually doesn't happen and the splendid view of Kanchenjunga enthralls the minds of many travellers.
  • Kalimpong Weather in July to September: July, August and September are the months of Monsoon in Kalimpong. Rainfall increases and also the landslides. Tourism reduces quite significantly during the season of Monsoon. This time the temperature of Kalimpong stays between 16 to 20 degree Celsius.
  • Kalimpong Weather in October to November: The season of autumn usually starts from October to November. During this time, the rush of tourist increases again. The sky again becomes clear with the magnificent view of the surroundings and Mountain Peaks.
  • Kalimpong Weather in December to February: Winter strikes Kalimpong during the months of December, January and February. The temperature goes down to 6-degree Celsius. This is the best time for those who seek a tranquil atmosphere.

Best time to visit Kalimpong

Kalimpong, with its alluring sightseeing places and atmosphere can be visited at any time of the year. But, the months of March to May and also September to December are the most preferred time to visit Kalimpong.

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Kalimpong is a virgin hill station in West Bengal renowned for its panoramic valley views, Buddhists monasteries and churches and Tibetan handicrafts etc.

50 minutes east ofÊDarjeeling, Kalimpong is a hill station on the foothills of Shivalik ranges at an altitude of 1250 m overlooking the Teesta Valley. People say that the area was ruled by Bhutanese kings and was a forward post of the Bhutanese Army till the 19th century. Dotted with ancient Buddhist monasteries, centuries old churches and exquisite revered temples Kalimpong marks the Bhutanese history till it was wrested by British rulers. The Jang Dong Palriffo Brang (Monastery), Thongsa Gompa (Bhutanese Monastery) are some famous places to visit. Also make sure to visit the flower markets famous for its orchids and lovely bright flowers.

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Many of us have Kalimpong on our bucket list , don’t we? Well, West Bengal is home to many famous tourist destinations and one of them is the quiet town of Kalimpong. Once the hub of trans-Himalayan trade between Indian and Tibet, is now the quaint little hill station famous for its handicrafts, heavenly monasteries, and scenic beauty. It goes without saying, there are many places to visit in Kalimpong and we are here to help you get the best of your Kalimpong tour.

Perhaps the peak of Kalimpong sightseeing is the beautiful Deolo Hill. Stand on the highest point in town and feel like you are on top of the world. You can have the first meal of your day in the breakfast lodge situated in the vicinity and stroll in the lavish 8-acre park founded by the tourism department. Apart from the view that the hill offers, if you are a thrill-seeker, be sure to experience paragliding, trekking, and horse riding on this hill.

Morgan House

Morgan House

Many people have the wish to visit a haunted mansion. If you are one of them, the Morgan house is here to fulfil all your fantasies! It is certainly one of the places to see near Kalimpong. Surrounded by stories of the place being haunted, this spectacular colonial lodge allows you to have the best of comfort. Apart from the old charm of the structure, you get to see unending hills, mesmerising sunsets, and the picturesque beauty of nature. And, if you do get to hear the faint footsteps on the wooden floors, be rest assured it is Mrs Morgan checking in to make sure your stay is comfortable (just kidding)!

Zong Dong Palri Fo Brang Gompa

Zong Dong Palri Fo Brang Gompa

As we have already said, the hill station is replete with monasteries that attract a lot of Buddhists and tourists in general. It is one of the best places here to experience spirituality and bask in the calmness that exudes from the marvellous structure. Apart from that, you can also read through the 110 manuscripts and leave the place with lots of knowledge about Buddhism. If you want to have a relaxing few hours amidst the hills and experience Buddhism, this is the best Kalimpong tourist spot for you.

Crockety

Kalimpong has a strange yet beautiful relationship with old and historic structures, and you get to experience it too! The Crockety is a bungalow dating back to the British era. Around the archaic cottage, you can see well-maintained lush lawns and gardens that are pleasing to the eye. If you are into photography, the excellent architecture resplendent with British motifs, will surely catch your attention. Amongst all Kalimpong places to visit, Crockety attracts tourists all year round. You can join them too and revel in the beauty of history.

Pine View Nursery

Also known as the Kalimpong Cactus Nursery, it houses a wide gamut of cacti and orchids. Something that had started off as passion turned into one of the booming Kalimpong tourist places. What will surely catch your attention are 1500 species of cacti spread over 2 acres of land and the natural beauty all around the nursery. Just make sure not to get too close to the thorns and you will be good to go.

Kalimpong Science Centre

Kalimpong Science Centre

If you love science and are always on the hunt for new trivia and facts about it, do head out to the Kalimpong Science Centre. Ever regret not taking part in your school’s science fair? Don’t fret! The centre has many activities going on inside at all times and there are many experiments which you can conduct yourself! So you can pour that baking soda to create the volcano effect or make an electromagnet out of pieces of metal and feel like a child in a science lab, again. The garden outside the building is flooded with many dinosaur models, which are a great treat for adults and children alike. If you are a science buff or have little children, this is one of the best Kalimpong tourist spots for you.

Lepcha Museum

If you are an art and culture buff and are thinking what’s for you in the town? Well, pay a visit to the popular Lepcha Museum. The museum was founded mainly to preserve the culture of the Lepchas, a regional community. Inside, you will find various articles of worship and indigenous musical instruments used by the Lepchas and many more artefacts. If you want to feel the rustic culture of the local people then amongst all the Kalimpong places, this museum should top your list.

Haat Bazaar

The Haat Bazaar is a sacred place to both visitors as well as the locals. Like a marketplace thriving with people, buyers bargaining, sellers employing theatrics to sell their produce? Visit this bazaar. It is especially known for its good quality Dalley, Kaulo, Gundruk, and Churpi. You will find almost everything here in this local market. If you want to feel the pulse of the locals or just stroll around the market nestled amongst the hills, you can come here, it certainly falls on the list of places to visit near Kalimpong.

Lolegaon

For all nature lovers , a visit to Lolegaon will surely make you fall in love with nature all again. The peaceful village houses a host of attractions that revolve around the blissful wildlife and lush green forests. Some of the main attractions include the Canopy Walk. You get to experience the long walk movie actors take on a long rope bridge, dangling over a drop of some thousand feet. Sounds amazing, right? Apart from the several hotels and lodges around here, some local households also offer their homes for tourist accomodation. Sitting and interacting with the locals will surely make for a good time. So do visit Lolegaon as it tops the list of tourist places near Kalimpong.

Teesta river

Teesta river

Over the years, the river Teesta flowing through the town has become a popular tourist spot in Kalimpong tourism. You can engage in river rafting, which will surely pump up your adrenaline. So do go over to the meandering waters of the river to enjoy the view and try your hand at some adventure.

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Kalimpong is a sleepy but surreal Buddhist town which is located 50 minutes east of Darjeeling. Known for its panoramic views, Buddhist monasteries, Tibetan handicrafts, Kalimpong is a delight to visit. Apparently the area was ruled by Bhutanese kings and was a forward post of the Bhutanese Army till the 19th century. No wonder the Buddhist influence is so strong here.

If you want to explore a less crowded hill station, then ditch Darjeeling and go to Kalimpong. Here is a list of things to do in Kalimpong that’ll keep you busy during your stay.

13 Things To Do In Kalimpong

  • Deolo Hill: Pay A Visit To The Magnificent Location
  • Cactus Nursery: See The Most Exotic Flowers  
  • Durpin Dara Hill: Absorb The Breathtaking Vistas 
  • Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Gompa: Worth Exploring 
  • Crockety: Appreciate The Colonial Architecture
  • Haunted Morgan House: Feel The Spookiness  
  • St Teresa’s Church: Seek Blessings  
  • Himalayan Handmade Paper Industry: Witness Paper-Making Process 
  • Neora Valley National Park: Witness The Wildlife At 
  • Lepcha Heritage Museum: Visit The History
  • Shanti Kunj: Spend A Day Amidst Greenery
  • Haat Bazaar: Go Shopping 
  • Durpin Gompa: Experience A Peaceful Visit

1. Deolo Hill: Pay A Visit To The Magnificent Location

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Known as the highest point in the town of Kalimpong, visiting the Deolo Hill is one of the top things to do in Kalimpong, India. Located at a height of 1700 m, this hill has one of the best views of the city. You can see beautiful views of the surrounding valleys, rivers, and villages from here. If youre feeling adventurous, you can also do paragliding, trekking, horse riding etc.

Things To Do : in Deolo Hill: trekking, paragliding, horse riding

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2. Cactus Nursery: See The Most Exotic Flowers

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Kalimpong has some of the most beautiful flower species you will ever see. This cactus nursery is one of the largest commercial flower nurseries in Kalimpong. They cultivate beautiful exotic flowers and also export them. The entire complex of this cactus nursery is surrounded by scenic views of hills and exotic colourful flowers.

Thing To Do : in Kalimpong: buy flowers, walk around the nursery

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3. Durpin Dara Hill: Absorb The Breathtaking Vistas

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This hill is where Dr. Grahams home is located and it is a major education center in Kalimpong. This place was established in the 1900s by Sir Anderson Graham of England. The entire complex is spread over an area of 550 acres. They offer many educational and vocational courses in farming, baking, dairy management, clothing. You can go here not only to visit the house but also to see the panoramic view of Kalimpong. You will be able to see the snow-clad Himalayan ranges of West Sikkim, the Teesta river, and its valleys.

Things To Do : around Kalimpong: Visit Dr. Grahams home, walk around the hill, trekking

4. Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Gompa: Worth Exploring

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This is an ancient Buddhist monastery which was built in 1975 under the guidance of Dalai Lama. This monastery is a fine sample of Buddhist architecture and an important site for Buddhists. It houses close to 110 published texts on Buddhism. One can also witness the amazing view of the Himalayas from there.

Things To Do : visit the monastery, see the Himalayas

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5. Crockety: Appreciate The Colonial Architecture

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A cute little British cottage, this place is situated 50 km from Darjeeling and was built during colonial times in India. A true architectural marvel, thanks to the British style building, this place receives tourists throughout the year. If you love photography, then this is a must visit just because of its old colonial world charm. During the early 1900s, Crockety house used to function as a trade point and was a hub of wool merchants coming from various parts of the world.

Things To Do : photography, explore the cottage, explore the gardens

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6. Haunted Morgan House: Feel The Spookiness

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Remember some of the fairy tale houses you used to dream about- Well, now you can see one! This old colonial house was made by Mr and Mrs Morgan in the 1930s and is a great example of Colonial architecture. It has some spooky stories attached to it and it is called haunted. So paying a visit to this house can be one of the best activities in Kalimpong. This cute cottage lies right in the lap of nature. The surrounding landscape of gently undulating hillocks and beautiful coniferous trees make it an enchanting destination worthy of a visit.

7. St Teresa’s Church: Seek Blessings  

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This beautiful church was built in 1929 by Swiss Jesuits which has stunning designs from a Bhutanese gompa. The carvings resemble the Tashi tagye which are the auspicious symbols of Himalayan Buddhism. You can visit the church to seek blessings and solitude.

Things To Do : attend church services, marvel at the architecture

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8. Himalayan Handmade Paper Industry: Witness Paper-Making Process 

paper is made from local trees of daphne

Learn about the traditional paper-making process by attending a small workshop at the Himalayan handmade paper industry. Learn the different stages of the papermaking process from boiling and pulping of the local daphne bush to sifting, pressing and drying. You can purchase notebooks and cards at the end of the process.

Things To Do : attend the papermaking workshop

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9. Neora Valley National Park: Witness The Wildlife At 

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This national park is home to several species like Red pandas, leopard cats and several species of woodpeckers, owls, pigeons, eagles, warblers and finches. You can indulge in many activities here like bird watching, jeep safari or simply relaxing amidst the lush greenery.

Things To Do : Bird watching, Jeep safari

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10. Lepcha Heritage Museum: Visit The History

Kattankudy Heritage Museum

Explore the hidden treasures of the marvellous collection of Lepcha treasures that includes several myths, religious texts and sacred porcupine quill hats and old pangolin skins. The rustic and antique items could be a gem well explored.

Things To Do : Go on a heritage tour of the museum

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11. Shanti Kunj: Spend A Day Amidst Greenery

Shanti Kunj

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Situated close to the Bong Post office, this nursery is an ideal place to enjoy a great time learning about various plants. This nursery is home to plants like cacti, gladioli and succulent plants which are also exported to various places. This is an ideal attraction for nature lovers.

Things To Do: Explore and buy various plants

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12. Haat Bazaar: Go Shopping 

Haat Bazaar

A retreat for the budget shoppers, Haat Bazaar is a weekly local market which sits on Wednesdays and also on Saturdays. People can find local items to buy here like clothes, spices, herbs and also plastic garlands.

Things To Do: Go shopping in a local way

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13. Durpin Gompa: Experience A Peaceful Visit

Durpin Gompa

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Earlier known as the Zangto Pelri Phodang, this monastery is known as one of the largest monasteries in Kalimpong. Constructed around 1976, one can enjoy the sight of amazing murals which are there decorating the main prayer room downstairs.

Things To Do: Meditate, explore the art inside the monastery

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Kalimpong is an all-year-round destination that caters to all kinds of tourists. If you want to have some peace, then there’s no better place than to visit Kalimpong! Make sure you mark these things to do in Kalimpong on your trip to West Bengal.

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Frequently Asked Question About Things To Do In Kalimpong

Which is higher Kalimpong or Darjeeling?

Situated at a height of 1,247 meters Kalimpong is about 52 km away from Darjeeling and almost 70 km from Siliguri. Darjeeling, on other hand, has its amazing beauty, colder than Kalimpong and much crowded.

How far is Kalimpong from Darjeeling?

Kalimpong is located 70 km away from Darjeeling.

Is it safe to plan a trip to Darjeeling?

It is recommended to avoid a plan for a vacation during this Covid situation due to rising cases of novel coronavirus.

Why is Kalimpong famous?

Kalimpong is a famous hill station in West Bengal primarily because it used to be the gateway for trade between Britain and India during the British era. It is also famous owing to the several avenues for adventure in the region.

Can you see Kanchenjunga from Kalimpong?

Yes, you can see Kanchenjunga from Kalimpong. If you climb the Deolo Hills, you will get a marvellous view of the Kanchenjunga range towards the north. You will also get a sweeping gaze of the hills in Sikkim, Relli valley, and the Teesta river.

What can I buy in Kalimpong?

You can buy a range of exciting things in Kalimpong, like cheese, noodles, handicrafts, embroidered items such as purses and bags, Tibetan jewelry, artefacts, and more.

Does Kalimpong have snow?

The winter season in Kalimpong lasts from December to February. There is a very low chance of snowfall in the region. It rains during the winter season. It receives 1.2 inches of rainfall in February and 0.2 inches of rain in December.

Is Kalimpong worth visiting?

If you’re planning a tour of Darjeeling or Sikkim, then you should definitely add Kalimpong to your travel itinerary. There is a myriad of exciting things you can do here, like paragliding in Kalimpong and climbing Deolo Hill to take in the scenic views of the mountains.

Can I buy land in Kalimpong?

There is no restriction on outsiders vis-a-vis buying land in Kalimpong or Darjeeling. It is a prime place to buy properties owing to the rich, fertile land.

What is the best time to visit Kalimpong?

The best time to visit Kalimpong is either March to May or September to November. Having said that, the weather is pleasant throughout the year. It is a year-round destination and you can visit it whenever you please.

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Explore sacred sites and embark on a spiritual journey in Kalimpong.

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About Kalimpong Tourism

Overlooking the Teesta River, Kalimpong in the eastern state of West Bengal is a perfect tourist destination for those who are seeking a break from the bustle of mundane city life. The petite hill station boasts panoramic views of the Himalayas, Buddhist monasteries, quaint churches, ancient temples, exotic nurseries, and bustling bazaars. Along with this, Kalimpong Tourism offers a myriad of adventure activities amidst the scenic beauty all around.

Quick Information About Kalimpong Tourism

Kalimpong, a surreal hill station in West Bengal, offers an opportunity to take a walk in the colonial era by visiting churches and buildings. Then there are ancient Buddhist monasteries and temples, nurseries, and other fascinating places to visit that will cheer you up when spending holidays in Kalimpong.

Whether you are a history lover, keen on exploring nature at its best, want to get your adrenaline rushing, or want to relish good food, there is no dearth of activities to enjoy in Kalimpong. A trip to this hill station is all about visiting popular tourist attractions, including churches and buildings like MacFarlane Memorial Church, Morgan House, and Crookety House; Buddhist monasteries like Tharpa Choling Monastery, Thongsa Gompa, and Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery; ancient temples like Mangal Dham Temple, Hanuman Temple, Durga Mandir, and Kali Mandir; exotic nurseries like Pine View Nursery, Nurseryman's Haven, and Shanti Kunj Nursery; parks like Shahid Park and Rishi Bankim Chandra Park; a sightseeing place like Army Golf Club; and a cultural center like Lepcha Museum.

And if you are feeling a little adventurous, then indulging in activities like paragliding, trekking, and horse riding in Deolo Hill; and river rafting in the Teesta River.

Kalimpong even offers experiences for wildlife enthusiasts who could sight exotic wild animals and rare species of birds by visiting Neora Valley National Park. Exploring the culture of a place is one of the best parts of traveling, isn't it? And when it is about spending days in Kalimpong, you can explore the culture at its best by witnessing both Nepalese and Bhutanese festivals celebrated with much enthusiasm. Also, you can relish food, including Momos, Thukpa, and Churpee (cheese made from Yak's milk).

No trip is complete without shopping, and when in Kalimpong, buying Tibetan handicrafts including paintings, thangkas, and religious scrolls, as well as woollen garments as gifts or souvenirs, is just unavoidable. You can also buy Dalley Khorsani (a variety of chili), Kalimpong Cheese, and Lollypops to take back home. With some of the best hotels and resorts, Kalimpong promises a comfortable stay for tourists. The accommodation options in Kalimpong justify every penny spent. No matter where you plan to stay, be it budget, mid-range, or luxury, you will receive warm hospitality with top-notch services and amenities.

Plan your holidays to this beautiful hill station where nature welcomes you. A trip to Kalimpong will give you a peaceful experience and wonderful memories that will cling for a lifetime.

Here is a list of the top 12 must-visit places in Kalimpong with family:

Durpin dara hill, dr. graham's homes, morgan house, flower nurseries, kalimpong cactus nursery, tharpa choling monastery, kalimpong arts and crafts center, pine view nursery, neora valley national park, lepcha heritage museum.

In addition to offering spectacular panoramic views, Durpin Dara Hill provides a peaceful haven away from the bustling town. Prayer flags draped all over the summit create a serene atmosphere. Visitors can also admire the breathtaking vistas of snow-capped Himalayan peaks, lush valleys, and the mesmerizing flow of the Teesta River. Adding to the spiritual ambiance, the Zang Dhok Palri Monastery, located on Durpin Dara Hill, showcases majestic architecture and serves as a serene escape from the hectic outside world. Decorated with vibrant prayer flags and featuring tranquil meditation halls, it is a magnificent architectural marvel.

Due to its captivating views and recreational opportunities, Deolo Hill is a must-visit destination in Kalimpong. The beauty of this hilltop is enhanced by well-maintained gardens, making it the perfect spot for picnics and leisurely walks. Adventure seekers can indulge in paragliding to witness the breathtaking views from above. Deolo Hill also features a charming water reservoir surrounded by dense woodlands, creating a serene and tranquil atmosphere.

There is an expansive educational institution called Dr. Graham's Homes, which showcases a tasteful and elegant fusion of colonial and regional architecture. The school is renowned for its beautiful surroundings, featuring well-maintained lawns, vibrant flowers, and historic colonial structures. Visitors are welcome to take a campus tour, learn about the university's history, and observe students engaging in their daily activities. The campus's elegant ambiance offers a rejuvenating experience amidst the lap of Mother Nature.

Architecture enthusiasts will appreciate Morgan House, a converted colonial residence that now serves as a hotel. The mansion's sloping roofs, expansive verandas, and intricate woodwork interiors showcase the essence of British colonial architecture that once thrived in the region. Set amidst lush gardens and towering pine trees, Morgan House offers a serene setting for guests to unwind and marvel at its magnificence.

The flower nurseries in Kalimpong are a delight for outdoor enthusiasts and photography enthusiasts alike. This place is a haven for those who appreciate the beauty of nature. The nurseries showcase a wide array of unique and exotic flora, including cacti, roses, gladioli, and orchids. Visitors can leisurely stroll through the vibrant blossoms, inhale the captivating aromas, and witness the various cultivation techniques employed by local floriculturists. It's a mesmerizing experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the world of colorful blooms.

Cactus and succulent enthusiasts will discover a paradise at the Kalimpong Cactus Nursery. This nursery houses a diverse collection of succulents and cacti sourced from around the world. Visitors can admire the wide array of plant forms, sizes, and textures on display. The nursery serves as an educational and environmentally conscious attraction, playing a vital role in the conservation of endangered cactus species. People from all over the globe visit this nursery to experience its unique offerings.

A spiritual and serene experience awaits at the Tharpa Choling Monastery, nestled among the tranquil Tirpai Hills. The monastery is adorned with intricate murals, vibrant thangkas, and gilded statues of Buddhist deities. Visitors can find solace in the prayer halls, immerse themselves in the peaceful atmosphere, and observe the monks as they carry out their daily rituals. The monastery also hosts occasional religious services and festivals, providing a glimpse into the vibrant Buddhist culture that thrives there.

The Kalimpong Arts and Crafts Centre is a prominent destination known for showcasing regional artisans and their traditional craftsmanship. Visitors can witness skilled artists actively engaged in various projects such as woodcarving, thangka painting, and crafting exquisite Tibetan jewelry. The center not only provides a platform for artists to showcase their talents but also preserves and promotes traditional art forms. Guests have the opportunity to purchase unique handicrafts as cherished mementos, allowing them to treasure these pieces for a lifetime.

Pine View Nursery, nestled amidst towering pine trees, offers a tranquil sanctuary for nature enthusiasts. This nursery is renowned for its collection of Himalayan orchids, allowing visitors to witness the vibrant hues and delicate beauty of these exotic flowers. The serene ambiance and the captivating aroma of the blooming orchids provide visitors with a calming experience, immersing them in the wonders of nature.

Neora Valley National Park serves as a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and a paradise for nature lovers. The park boasts a diverse range of flora and fauna, including rare and endangered species. Visitors can embark on guided nature hikes, follow scenic hiking trails, and partake in birdwatching excursions to explore different sections of the park. With its untamed wilderness, thundering waterfalls, and lush green forests, the park offers a unique and immersive experience in the lap of nature.

Nestled near Kalimpong, the charming village of Pedong entices visitors with its picturesque landscapes and intriguing historical sites. The village offers mesmerizing vistas of the Tista River and the snow-capped Kanchenjunga range. A notable attraction is the historic Damsang Fort, once used as a lookout post to monitor trade routes, which welcomes visitors to explore its premises. Pedong is also home to ancient Buddhist monasteries like Sangchen Dorjee Monastery and Bumpa Monastery, where tourists can immerse themselves in the serene Buddhist ambiance.

The Lepcha Legacy Museum preserves and celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the local Lepcha community. The museum showcases artifacts, photographs, costumes, musical instruments, and tools of the Lepcha people. Visitors can gain valuable insights into the unique customs, rituals, and way of life of the Lepcha community, as well as explore its historical background and cultural significance. By delving into these exhibits, visitors can deepen their understanding of the Lepcha community's traditions and their contribution to the region's cultural tapestry.

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Best time to visit kalimpong.

Summer Season in Sikkim

Summer Season in Kalimpong

May and June mark the peak tourist season in Kalimpong, with temperatures ranging from 16 to 25 degrees Celsius, making it a delightful summer destination.

Monsoon Season in Sikkim

Monsoon Season in Kalimpong

July, August, and September bring the monsoon to Kalimpong, with temperatures ranging from 18 to 24 degrees Celsius. This period offers the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in Kalimpong's verdant landscapes.

Winter Season in Sikkim

Winter Season in Kalimpong

From December to February, Kalimpong experiences the winter season, with temperatures ranging from 7 to 16 degrees Celsius. It's the ideal time to embark on an exploration of Kalimpong's beauty.

Top Tourist Attractions in Kalimpong

Durpin Dara Hill

Durpin Dara Hill offers a serene sanctuary, far from the bustling town.

Deolo Hill

Captivating views and recreation make it a must-visit in place Kalimpong.

Dr. Graham's Homes

An elegant blend of colonial and regional architecture, a must-visit place in Kalimpong.

Morgan House

Architecture enthusiasts must visit Morgan House, a converted colonial residence serving as a hotel.

Flower Nurseries

The flower nurseries in Kalimpong are a must-visit for outdoor and photography enthusiasts.

Kalimpong Cactus Nursery

A paradise for cactus and succulent enthusiasts, a must-visit in Kamlimpong.

Tharpa Choling Monastery

Tharpa Choling Monastery is a must-visit spiritual haven nestled in the Tirpai Hills.

Kalimpong Arts and Crafts Center

A must-visit place in Kalimpong, showcasing the craftsmanship of regional artisans.

Pine View Nursery

A must-visit attraction in Kalimpong, nestled amidst towering pine trees, offering a tranquil sanctuary for nature enthusiasts.

Neora Valley National Park

Neora Valley National Park is a stunning sanctuary for wildlife and nature enthusiasts.

Pedong

A charming village near Kalimpong, with picturesque landscapes and intriguing historical sites.

Lepcha Heritage Museum

A must-visit attraction in Kalimpong, preserving and celebrating Lepcha community's rich cultural heritage.

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Kolkata

Kolkata, the City of Joy, boasts a rich heritage of colonial-era monuments, showcasing its historical past.

Darjeeling

A must-visit in West Bengal, renowned for breathtaking scenery, tea plantations, and the famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.

Siliguri

A tourist destination with panoramic tea garden views, parks, sanctuaries, temples, and monasteries, offering an exciting holiday.

 Kalimpong

It's the origin of several treks & is blessed with exceptional beauty. You will find the oldest monastery here.

Bardhaman

A must-visit place in West Bengal, where fascinating pieces of history await.

Bishnupur

Renowned for its beautiful terracotta temples, it invites culture enthusiasts to attain blessings.

Midnapore

Explore Midnapore in West Bengal for a journey to the distant past. Ancient temples and forts await your fascination.

Geyzing, Sikkim

The district headquarters of West Sikkim, Geyzing is primarily a Buddhist centre but is a delightful destination for nature lovers as well.

Mangan, Sikkim

The district headquarters of North Sikkim, Mangan is also called the Cardamom Capital of India. It is a quiet place and is ideal for adventure activities like paragliding, rock climbing, and mountain biking.

Lachen, Sikkim

A small village which is called the twin sister of Lachung, Lachen is situated in North Sikkim. It is the base for Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley and numerous treks.

Yumthang Valley, Sikkim

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You should visit Yumtnang Valley for its exotic, wild and rare flowers. But visit it during the monsoons to see it in its fullest glory.

Zero Point, Sikkim

Located at 15,300 feet, Zero Point’e real name is Yumesamdong. It’s called Zero Point because the road ends here. The Indo Chinese border is quite close.

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Unwind on pristine shores, embraced by coastal beauty.

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How to reach kalimpong.

By Air

The nearest airport, Bagdogra International Airport, is located 78 km from Kalimpong. It is well connected to major cities like Delhi, Kolkata, and Guwahati. Taxis are available for transport to Kalimpong.

By Train

New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) is the nearest railhead, approximately 70 km from Kalimpong. It connects Kalimpong to various cities. Tourists can hire a cab from NJP station to reach Kalimpong.

By Road

Kalimpong enjoys good road connectivity, with state and private buses connecting it to Sikkim, Gangtok, Kolkata, Darjeeling, Siliguri, and Bagdogra.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. what are the popular points of interest in kalimpong.

West Bengal's stunning hill town of Kalimpong is renowned for its numerous popular attractions. These include the Zang Dhok Palri Phodang monastery, Deolo Hill offering panoramic views, Morgan House Heritage Hotel, Pine View Nursery for plant enthusiasts, Tharpa Choling Monastery showcasing breathtaking murals, Kalimpong Arts and Crafts Centre, Dr. Graham's Homes school complex, Kalimpong Science Centre, cactus nurseries, and Durpin Dara.

Q. What is the best time to visit Kalimpong for a holiday?

The spring and autumn seasons are highly recommended as the most pleasant times to visit Kalimpong. The ideal periods to travel are from March to May and from September to November. During these times, the weather is generally pleasant with clear skies and comfortable temperatures, making it perfect for outdoor activities and sightseeing. It is advisable to avoid traveling during the monsoon season (June to August) when heavy rainfall can hinder outdoor exploration. Similarly, if you prefer moderate weather, it's best to avoid the winter season (December to February) as temperatures can drop considerably during this time.

Q. What are the nearest airports and railway stations to Kalimpong?

Bagdogra Airport (IXB), located approximately 80 km from Kalimpong, is the nearest airport. It serves as the main gateway for air travel to Kalimpong and offers excellent connections to major cities in India. From the airport, you can opt for a shared taxi or hire a private taxi to reach Kalimpong.

New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP), situated around 75 km from Kalimpong, is the closest major railway station. It is a significant rail hub in the region and provides excellent connectivity to various cities across India. To reach Kalimpong from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, you can either hire a taxi or share a taxi with fellow travelers.

Q. What are the popular adventure activities to do in Kalimpong?

The Popular adventure activities in Kalimpong include paragliding, river rafting, and trekking.

  • The Teesta River provides chilling white-water rafting experiences that are once-a-lifetime experiences.
  • Mountain biking enthusiasts can also explore Kalimpong's hilly terrain and ride on the challenging trails.
  • Rock climbing opportunities are also available for climbers of various skill levels.
  • Camping in Kalimpong allows you to enjoy the various beautiful tranquillity of nature.

Q. How many days are required to explore the best of Kalimpong tourism?

It is recommended to allocate 3 to 5 days to fully explore the best of Kalimpong during a sightseeing tour.

Q. Where can I find snow in Sikkim?

The best places to visit to witness the Snowfall in Sikkim are:

  • Thangu Valley
  • Gurudongmar Lake
  • Lachen Village
  • Chopta valley in North Sikkim

Q. What is the famous dish of Sikkim?

Sikkim is a place with few but delicious dishes. Some of the famous dishes of Sikkim include momos, thukpa and gundruk.

Q. What can I buy in Sikkim?

The best things to buy in Sikkim are:

  • Prayer Flags
  • Canvas Wall Hangings
  • Woollen Carpets
  • Chosees (Traditional Folding Tables)
  • Sikkimese Traditional Dress
  • Fruit Juice

Q. Which permit is required to visit Sikkim?

Sikkim is under a restricted area regime due to close proximity to countries like China. Thus, permits are required to enter Sikkim. There are two kinds of permits required - Restricted Area Permit (RAP) or Inner Line Permit (ILP) or Protected Area Permit (PAP). RAP is required by every international tourist and PAP is required by both domestic and foreign tourists to enter certain parts of the state like North Sikkim.

Q. Which are the neighbouring states and countries to Sikkim?

Nestled in the Himalayas, Sikkim has Tibet to its north, West Bengal to its south, Bhutan to its east, and Nepal to its west.

Q. What is the best time to plan a holiday to Sikkim?

The best time to plan a holiday to Sikkim is between March to May (summer) and October to December (winter). Monsoon months of June to September aren’t ideal to plan a holiday to Sikkim because heavy rains can lead to road blocks and landslides.

Q. Are any special permits required to visit Sikkim by international travellers?

Yes, to visit Sikkim foreigners must obtain a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) previously known as Inner Line Permit. Those international tourists coming for the purpose of trekking also require to obtain a Protected Area Permit (PAP).

Q. Is any permission/permit required for the Indian nationals to visit Sikkim?

Yes, a Protected Area Permit (PAP) is required by Indian nationals to visit the entire North Sikkim district and some areas of East Sikkim district.

Q. For which areas in Sikkim permits are required?

International tourists require a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) to enter Sikkim. Domestic travellers require a Protected Area Permit (PAP) to enter North Sikkim and few areas of East Sikkim.

Q. What are the best family holiday destinations in Sikkim?

The best family holiday destinations in Sikkim are:

Q. What are the top places for a honeymoon in Sikkim?

The best places for a honeymoon in Sikkim are:

Q. What are the must-see popular cultural festivals in Sikkim?

The must-see popular cultural festivals in Sikkim are:

  • Pang Lhabsol
  • Losoong or the Sonam Losar
  • International Flower Festival

Q. What are the best winter holiday destinations in Sikkim?

The best winter holiday destinations in Sikkim are:

Q. Which places are good in Sikkim for summer vacation?

The best places for summer vacation in Sikkim are:

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Top Things to Do in Kalimpong – A complete Travel Guide

Ensconced in the serene Eastern Himalayas, Kalimpong is a charming hill station that beckons travelers with its natural beauty and cultural richness. From lush tea gardens to ancient monasteries, there are numerous things to do in Kalimpong. Explore the Himalayan landscapes, savor local cuisine, visit historic sites, and immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of this delightful destination. Kalimpong promises a memorable experience for those seeking both relaxation and adventure.

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Places to visit in kalimpong, places to visit nearby, places to eat.

  • How to reach
  • Best time to visit

What is Kalimpong famous for?

Places to stay in kalimpong, things to do in kalimpong.

Kalimpong tourism is not just about ancient structures and nature spots. To truly experience the beauty of this hill town, you have to engage in different activities, apart from exploring the popular tourist attractions in Kalimpong. 

  • Browse and shop at Haat Bazaar , the largest marketplace in the town. The bazaar operates bi-weekly and is run by farmers and traders from nearby villages, who come to vend locally grown produce, clothes, spices, handcrafted goods, and other agricultural products. 
  • Explore the sister town of Darjeeling , the most popular tourist destination of North Bengal. Darjeeling is famous for local sightseeing, Himalayan treks, nature walks, and more. 
  • Visit the quaint and quiet village of Chuikhim , 50KM from here, a small community of Lepchas and Nepalese locals. The village offers great walks through alpine forests and wooded trails, and a great experience to live among locals and sample home-grown, organic produce. 
  • Visit the Himalayan Handmade Paper Mill and witness the traditional paper-making process and/or shop for locally made paper and products sold there. They also offer workshops on how to make handmade paper.
  • Take a paragliding tour around the Deolo Hills and experience breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks and surrounding valleys. The flight ranges from 10 minutes to an hour, depending on wind condition and you can choose from high-fly or medium. All sessions are guided by certified paragliders and trained instructors. 

Hire a car rental in Siliguri to travel around the place with ease and experience all these major adventures.

With a host of places to visit, there’s always something for every kind of traveler. Here are some of the best of Kalimpong sightseeing that you cannot miss. 

Deolo Hill 

Deolo Hill

  • How to Reach – This famous viewpoint is located at 10KM from the town bus station. You can hire a local cab or rent a two-wheeler to reach.
  • Timings – 6AM-6PM
  • Entry Fee – INR 20
  • Time Required – 1-2 Hours

Tharpa Choling Monastery 

Tharpa Choling Monastery

  • How to Reach – The ancient monastery is located at 2KM from the bus station. You can walk or rent a local car to reach. 
  • Timings – 9AM-6PM
  • Entry Fee – Free
  • Time Required – Less than 1 hour

Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery

Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery

  • How to Reach – This monastery is located at 5Km from the bus station. You can book a local cab to reach there.
  • Timings – 9AM-5PM

MacFarlane Memorial Church 

Pine view cacti nursery .

  • How to Reach – The popular cacti nursery is located at 2.5KM from the bus station. You can easily book a cab to reach there.
  • Timings – 9 AM – 5 PM, Closed on Sundays
  • Time Required – 1-1.5 Hours

Lepcha Museum

  • How to Reach – The museum is located at only 1 KM from the bus station. You can easily walk or trek to reach there.
  • Timings – 10.30AM – 4.30PM (Monday to Friday), 10AM – 12PM(Saturdays), Closed on Sundays
  • Entry Fee – NA

Dr. Graham’s House 

Dr. Graham’s House

  • How to Reach – The famous tourist spot is located at 5KM from the town center. You can book a cab, rent a local car or two-wheeler to travel.
  • Timings – 2PM-5PM

Kalimpong Science Center 

  • How to Reach – The science and technology center is located at 9KM from the bus station. You can book a cab or rent a local car to reach
  • Timings – 10 AM – 4.30 PM, Closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee – Rs. 10 for Science Observatory & Rs. 30 for 3D Movie Theatre

Nature Interpretation Center/Forest Museum

  • How to Reach – The museum is located at only 1KM from the town bus station. You can easily walk or take the local bus to reach there.
  • Timings – 10AM-4PM

Apart from the popular touristy places, there are many offbeat places in Kalimpong to see and explore. Include these destinations in your list of Kalimpong sightseeing places.  

Teesta River Rafting 

Teesta River Rafting

  • How to Reach – The rafting site is at 18KM from the main town. You have to book a cab or rent a local car for the day to and back from there.
  • Timings – Sunrise to Sunset (March-June, September-November)
  • Entry Fee – INR 1500-3500, camping separate.
  • Time Required – 4-6 Hours/half day

Neora Valley National Park 

  • How to Reach – The natural reserve sits 36KM from the town. You can book a cab or rent a local car for the day to reach and explore the park.
  • Timings – 8AM – 12PM, 1PM – 4PM (Closed on Thursday)
  • Entry Fee – INR 100 
  • Time Required – 2-3 Hours

Lamahatta Rose Garden & Trail 

Lamahatta Rose Garden & Trail

  • How to Reach – Lamahatta sits at 30KM from the town. You can take the local bus or book a cab for the day to reach. 
  • Timings – Sunrise to sunset
  • Entry Fee – INR 10
  • Time Required – 4-5 hours/half day

Lolegaon Canopy Walk 

  • How to Reach – Lolegaon sits at 30KM from the town and the best way to go there is to book a cab or rent a car from Kalimpong.
  • Entry Fee – INR 25

Book a cab from Darjeeling to Kalimpong to visit these major tourist places and enjoy a great trip with your family and friends.

Although a part of North Bengal, Kalimpong food is a canvas of its own. Different local communities, immigrants, and the erstwhile colonial groups have contributed to the varied kinds of restaurants in Kalimpong that you find today. 

Sample the local flavors at some of these best restaurants in Kalimpong – 

  • Za Khang Authentic Bhutanese Restaurant
  • Art Café 
  • Solba Dhim Restaurant 
  • Roxberry Pub & Caf 
  • Lee’s Restaurant 
  • Tiffany Restaurant 

How to Plan a Trip to Kalimpong

How to reach kalimpong.

There is no railway station in Kalimpong owing to its steep terrain. The nearest railway station is in New Jalpaiguri. There are frequent trains from all major cities in India like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Cochin, Chennai, etc. From there you can rent a car in New Jalpaiguri to reach the town.

Kalimpong is well-connected to neighboring states and major cities of West Bengal by road. There are regular state-run and private buses to Kalimpong from Kolkata, Siliguri , Darjeeling, New Jalpaiguri, and Kurseong.

You can reach Kalimpong from the following cities with ease:

  • Cab from Kolkata to Kalimpong : 651- 706 km (depending on the route)
  • Cab from Siliguri to Kalimpong : 65-75 km (depending on the route)
  • Cab from Darjeeling to Kalimpong : 50-67 km (depending on the route)
  • Cab from New Jalpaiguri to Kalimpong : 71-104 km (depending on the route)
  • Cab from Kurseong to Kalimpong : 68-99 km (depending on the route)

The nearest airport is Bagdogra Aiport in Siliguri, 43KM away from Kalimpong. You can fly to Bagdogra from anywhere in West Bengal or other major towns/cities in India and then rent a local car or book a Bagdogra airport taxi to reach Kalimpong in two hours. 

Best time to visit Kalimpong

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Sitting on the lower ranges of the Eastern Himalayas, Kalimpong weather can be defined as classic mountain weather. The region is covered with mist and fog most parts of the year. Winters and monsoons are extremely wet and chilly. So, the best time to visit is in spring, between March and May, when the temperature is slightly higher and you can easily explore the outdoors. You can also visit between September and November. 

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About Kalimpong

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Kalimpong is a small hilly hamlet in West Bengal, about 52KM from Darjeeling. The main town sits at 4091Ft, on a ridge connecting two hills – Deolo and Durping . Deolo Hill is the highest peak of Kalimpong. The town is surrounded by the towering peaks of the Eastern Himalayas and overlooks the Teesta River and its valleys. 

Formerly known as Dalingkot , the town is the headquarters of Kalimpong district and a part of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration. In Tibetan, it means “ Assembly of the King’s Ministers ”. When it was under the Sikkimese rule, it was called Dalingkot, which means “an isolated place.” Then there are local derivations of the name. The hill people call it Kalempung or “the black spurs”. 

This handy tour guide details out the treasures of Kalimpong that every traveler must experience. 

Kamlimpong’s population is majorly Lepchas, Nepalese, Bengali, along with its original inhabitants of 20+ indigenous ethnic groups . During the colonial days, in the 1800s, the British established many monuments, missionaries, educational institutes, and those structures remain iconic to Kalimpong.

This collage of cultures has heavily influenced the lifestyle, art, food, and history of Kalimpong, making it a unique community in itself. The scenic environment, a temperate climate all year round, and endless views of the Himalayas are what make Kalimpong famous.

Like its scenic beauty and colorful local culture, your stay is also an essential part of the tour. Most hotels and resorts offer great accommodation, amazing views, and not to mention authentic local food. To make your vacation complete and memorable, find a stay at some of the best resorts in Kalimpong. 

Here are some of the best hotels in Kalimpong that can make your trip special – 

  • Sinclairs Retreat 
  • Summit Barsana Resort & Spa
  • Park Hotel 
  • The Elgin Silver Oaks
  • Morgan House Tourism Property 
  • Greystone Boutique Hotel
  • Mayfair Himalayan Spa Resort 
  • The Yaksha Retreat & Spa

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Kalimpong: Know Everything You Need and Best Places to Stay

Kalimpong is around 50 Km on the east side of Darjeeling and is located at an altitude of 1200 metres above sea level. This place was once a trade hub between India and Tibet.

This dates back to the time when merchants would ferry trade goods on mule caravans that would run over the Sikkim-Tibet border pass.

There are a number of places for sightseeing and although this might not be as bustling as the town of Darjeeling, it still attracts a large influx of tourists every year.

The small hilly town is beautifully ornamented with well-manicured gardens, natural lakes and majestic mountain ranges. There are unlimited options for adventure, food-hunting and temple exploration.

Weather, Temperature and Best Time To Visit

It has five distinct seasons and they are Spring, Summer, Monsoon and Winter. There are generally no extremities of temperatures and day weather is pleasant all through the year while nights tend to feel cooler.

Kalimpong-in-Monsoon

Summer months witness a temperature range of 16 degrees C to 25 degrees C. Winter months experience a drop in temperature and the range varies between 7 degrees C and 16 degrees C.

There is an average of 100 days in a year when it rains over here.

Spring Season

The two months of spring are March and April. The range of temperature in these months varies between 11 degrees C and 24 degrees C. The skies are cleared in the spring season and there is minimal rainfall during this time.

You can experience uninhibited views of the mighty Himalayan ranges in spring. Since this is the most preferred season to visit, you will have to make prior bookings on hotels.

Summer Season

The summer season here lasts from May to June. This is when tourism peaks in the town and hotels are usually packed to their fullest capacities. The maximum temperature never goes beyond 25 degrees C in summers and the minimum temperature is always within 16 degrees C.

Kalimpong-in-Summer

While it might not rain much in the month of May, June tends to receive around 15.6 inches of rainfall. It might rain sparingly in June.

Monsoon Season

The prime monsoon months are July, August and September. July is the wettest month of the year and experiences rainfall up to 22 inches. The amount of rain decreases in the months of August and September. Tourism temporarily halts in the monsoon season because of landslides and blocked routes.

However, you might still find some tourists making trips to this place, especially in the monsoon months, to witness the lush green beauty of the town and the adjoining tea estates.

Fall Season

The two months of October and November are fall season. Rainfall is at its lowest in these months. Skies are clear and visibility is fantastic. You can view the majestic mountain ranges clearly without mist and fog clouding your view.

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This is yet another peak season for tourists. The temperature is ideal in these two months and is a great time to be in this town. The temperature ranges between 11 degrees C to 22 degrees C.

Winter Season

Winter lasts from December to February. The minimum temperature in winters is around 7 degrees C and the maximum average temperature is around 16 degrees C. However, skies are clear and visibility continues to be great in the winter months as well.

Although the temperature is never really extreme in the winters, the footfall of tourists generally goes down in this season. You will find great bargains and good deals on hotel bookings with us from our list of winter packages that we offer.

How to Go to Kalimpong ? from Siliguri | New Jalpaiguri | Bagdogra 

This place is 68.3 Km away from Siliguri and Bagdogra. It takes around 2 and a half hours to drive from Siliguri. From Siliguri, you will find a number of transportation options to reach there. Both private and shared taxis are available throughout the day.

You will also find buses plying from Tenzing Norway Bus Terminal on Hill Cart Road in Siliguri.

The journey from Siliguri is mesmerizing. In the first half of the journey, you will travel on NH10 through the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary. The forests are dense and form a natural habitat for many wild animals like tiger, bison and elephant.

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Among many sights and sounds of the forest, you might spot a deer fleeing past your jeep, a majestic elephant crossing the way in front or a bison walking away unperturbed by the intrusion of humans. Your driver will be careful not to honk in this part of the journey so as to maintain the calm and composure of the sanctuary.

At Sevok, the sanctuary will give way to a massive river basin, hilly terrain and a boisterous Teesta River. The forested landscape will transform into a hilly area with sharp turns and hairpin bends. You will cruise alongside the river at varying altitudes.

The last phase of the journey begins from Teesta Bazaar. A sharp turn uphill from this point will lead you to the town. You will no longer be able to view the Teesta River when you are around the town.

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Where to stay in kalimpong.

This city welcomes thousands of tourists each year in the peak seasons. It goes without saying that the hill station is dotted with hotels and homestays of all types and budget ranges. You will also find comfortable inns to put up at. These inns are surrounded on all sides by mountains and dense forestland. However, they are also equipped with all modern amenities.

If you want to opt for luxurious stays, then you could choose from 3-star hotels that have lavish rooms with a view, express service, car rental services and all the latest amenities and rooftop restaurants to dine in. These hotels also offer facilities like a swimming pool, a spa and themed resto-bars.

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Some of you might also be looking for exotic places to put up at. If you are a newly married couple or a close group of friends out on a vacation, you will surely need privacy and a great location. There are some hotels that are designed in the form of private cottages and are located in the most exotic places.

These cottages offer excellent views of the valley and the surrounding greenery while also keeping your privacy intact.

We at Nomadic, travel the length and breadth of every city to find out the best accommodations for you. Our team scores all properties in 16 different and important parameters and bring out only the best for you everywhere. We reject 6 out of every 7 property that we visit. So, you can understand we try to give just the list that you need.

We are in the business of shortlists of great places to stay. 

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Luxury amenities and Serene View of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Teesta River.

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Home Stays 

Yet another option that you might come across is putting up at homestays. While the top-notch hotels in here offer all kinds of amenities, the homestays are humbler options. However, it is bound to feel like your second home.

Generally, families run homestays and they do their best to cater to all the needs of the tourists.

The best part of staying in a homestay is the fact that you get to relish the local flavour and cuisine like you might never have done before. You might even learn a couple of things about the local dishes since homestays often invite tourists to come inside the kitchen and watch the food being prepared.

The food is cheaper and filled with the love of a homemade meal.

Usual services are also significantly cheaper in a homestay. However, it is up to you to decide whether you would prefer all the amenities and stay in the comfort of a hotel or compromise a bit on the accommodation and enjoy the local culture of the place.

We also have a couple of options for homestays if that is what you are looking for:

Lolegaon Valley Retreat

The Best Homestay in Lolegaon

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Tarkhola Homestay

The serene view of River Teesta and Kanchenjunga

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5 Places In Kalimpong That You Must See in your Sightseeing 

Although this is a smaller hill station in comparison to Darjeeling, it still has a number of tourist spots to visit. 5 out of these places should definitely be on your bucket list:

Deolo Hill is significant in terms of tourist attraction. It is located at a staggering height of 1700 m and is labelled as the highest point of the city.

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Three important reservoirs originate from this hill and meet the water requirements of the entire town. The hill is otherwise known for its unusual height that offers spectacular views of the lower valleys around.

There is a recreational park at the top of the hill where you could indulge in several types of adventure-sports.

Graham’s Home

Education is an important factor with the locals over here. Every year, several people visit the town to get their children enrolled in some of the best schools in the city. Dr Graham’s Home is also of educational importance.

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It is located on the lower steep of Deolo Hill. Sir Anderson Graham of England had established this place in the year 1990. It is an international institution and is recognized across the globe. It offers vocational courses in baking, farming, dairy management, medication and clothing.

Cactus Nursery

If you have a special liking for cacti, then this is the place to be. There are tourists who would prefer a stereotypical flower garden and then there are others who would give anything to see cactus growing in a nursery. There are also varieties of orchid plants that grow in this nursery.

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The location has a spellbinding backdrop and attracts many tourists in peak seasons.

Sherpa View Point

Closely located to Deolo Hill, there is a huge statue of Lord Buddha in a rock garden. The watershed right under this statue is the Sherpa View Point. You will be able to view the hills of Sikkim from this point. You can also see the Relli River flowing through a beautiful valley.

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Zong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery

Dalai Lama had consecrated this Monastery in 1976. This is also known as the Durpin Monastery. It is typically designed in the style of Buddhist construction. There are stunning wall paintings and the atmosphere around is calm, serene and rejuvenating.

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Best Things to do in Kalimpong 

This might be a small town to live in but there are a whole plethora of adventure activities that you could indulge in.

We have discussed some of these activities at length here.

Paragliding 

Paragliding is the latest form of adventure sports that are boosting the tourism of this place significantly. Delo Hill is the starting point of paragliding. There are two different types of flights that you could take from Delo Hill.

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Medium Flight- This lets you glide through the sky at a relatively lower altitude. The cost of medium flight paragliding is Rs. 2500.

High Flight – A high flight usually takes you to a higher altitude and lasts for a longer time. The scenic beauty of the valley down below is spectacular.

River Rafting 

The Teesta River meets Rangeet River and a confluence is a great place for river rafting. However, there are different levels of white water river rafting that you should consider before signing up for it. The levels are decided according to the difficulty in accomplishing them.

White-River-Rafting-in-Kalimpong

It is a wise idea to skip river rafting during the monsoon season since the water gets really rough and the river becomes turbulent.

You should also be well-prepared for rafting in this river. It requires some amount of experience as well. The surroundings are stunning and the experience of life-changing.

The cost of river rafting is Rs. 800 per head.

Mountain Biking 

If you like living life by the edge, then you will absolutely love mountain biking in Kalimpong. There are a number of routes that go through some of the picturesque locations in Kalimpong.

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You could choose to ride a mountain bike from Lava to Lolegaon, from Kalimpong to Lava, from Lolegaon to Siliguri and from Kalimpong to Peshok.

You will usually be charged a security deposit of around Rs. 1000 for the bike apart from the cost of mountain biking. This fee is refundable.

Kalimpong is home to so many hills and mountain ranges that trekking is an invariable option in this hill station.

The ideal time for trekking in Kalimpong is from October to February and from February to May.

Trekking-in-Kalimpong

You will witness bright and beautiful blooms on your trek. You will also come across pristine streams and cascading waterfalls on your route that will make the entire journey a memorable one.

For a 1-day trek, the cost is around Rs. 2500.

We are sure that you too would have a lot of points to add to make it a complete guide for people intending to travel to Kalimpong. Please feel free to write your comments and value ads. We would love to hear from you.

Places To Eat In Kalimpong

There are quite a few eateries in here, if you do not wish to restrict yourself to your hotel menu only. If you want to take a tour of the restaurants and cafes in and around , here is a brief glance at some of the best places to eat in Kalimpong.

Gompu’s Bar And Restaurant

The name of the eating joint might not sound very appetizing but the moment you step into this cosy little place, you will realize the reason how popular it is.

Tourists from all over India as well as from across the globe throngs to this restaurant for some authentic Chinese and Tibetan delights.

The restaurant is right in the heart of the market. Damber Chowk is the nearest landmark and the restaurant is located on a narrow lane on the opposite foot.

A Tibetan family has been running the restaurant since 1900 and it has been a family pride through many generations. It was originally known as Gompu’s Hotel.

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Some of the best dishes served by the restaurant are fried and steamed pork momos, stir-fried noodles, fried rice and Chinese Chicken Curry, chicken drumsticks and wonton soup.

There is a bar attached to the restaurant as well. The prices are quite affordable and the restaurant PPIs thus quite popular among tourists and locals alike.

King Thai Restaurant

For a lively ambience and live musical performances, King Thai Restaurant is the only place that you get to choose in Kalimpong.

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Locals visit this restaurant often because of the tiny amount of exposure they get in the form of nightlife. The food is decent and affordable.

China Garden

For authentic Chinese food, visit this restaurant close to Kalimpong’s Bus Stop. Mei Foon and Chicken Drumsticks are their best dishes and a lot of people queue up for them in peak seasons.

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Cafe Refuel

If you are in Kalimpong and are craving for an authentic English style breakfast, then Cafe Refuel is the place where you should be. It is situated on the outskirts of the city, but is worth the miles covered to reach.

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Rigyal Restaurant

Around 30 m downhill from the main traffic point is the Rigyal restaurant. If you are cautious about the hygiene of the food then this is the place to be. You will get all the local delicacies at a cheaper price in a hygienic environment.

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Are you tired of overcrowded hills? Are you looking for silence? Ever imagined the surreal mist kissing your face while you walk high above the plains in the midst of a dense forest?

If you are looking for a paradise amid the mesmeric beauty of hills and lush greenery around, then the enchanting beauty of Kalimpong should be your upcoming travel destination.

Kalimpong is a tiny hill station nestled in the northern region of Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal, India.

Surrounded by majestic mountains, lush tropical gardens, and crystal-clear lakes – Kalimpong is a paradise for people who love nature. The virgin beauty of this almost unexplored little hamlet will fill your heart with bliss.

Here are the 8 Serene Offbeat Places To Visit In Kalimpong:

Takdah, Kalimpong

If you’re a nature lover and want to visit some crowd-free sleepy hill station then I definitely suggest visiting Takdah .

Just 28 km away from Darjeeling and 40 km from Kalimpong, Takdah is a treasured secret that most travelers are unaware of Takdah with panoramic scenic beauty, lush green tea gardens, and blooming orchids surely will steal your heart.

It is a beautiful small hamlet that was once a cantonment area for British people during their colonial days.

Walking in the pine and cedar forest, visiting the beautiful tea gardens, spending time in orchids, and enjoying the great view is what this place is all about.

With gurgling fountains, chirping birds, foggy devious roads, and trails through the forest, Takdah is ready to welcome you with warmth yet far enough to be isolated and serene.

2. Sillery Gaon

Sillery Gaon, Kalimpong

Situated at an altitude of 6000 ft from sea level, Sillery Gaon is a small village near Pedong in the Kalimpong town of West Bengal that offers an incomparable view of mount Kanchenjunga and its allied peaks.

This small hamlet has a very few populations of around 25-30 families are residing here whose most welcoming villagers of this place will win your heart like heaven.

The village is surrounded by tall pine trees and the only interruption is the chirping sounds of birds. The silence of the forest, the chirping unknown unseen birds, the pleasant hilly breeze make this place a mysterious as well as a romantic one.

The location of Sillery Gaon is unique and from here you can see an almost 180-degree view of the Himalayas – as Nepal on the west, Sikkim on the north and east, and Bengal on its south. Sillery Gaon is also called the “New Darjeeling” for its increasing popularity nowadays.

Sillery Gaon is a place that offers exceptional natural beauty and to lure spending some peaceful time here. So, don’t miss exploring this beautiful place.

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3. Pabong Village

Pabong Village, Kalimpong

Located 34 km from Kalimpong Town, Pabong is a small rustic Himalayan village that is situated approximately 4700 ft above sea level that provides a mesmerizing view of snow-capped mountains and valleys.

Perched on a mountain slop and guarded by Neora Valley National Park to the far, this tranquil village of Pabong has escaped the clutches of commercialization and mass tourism.

Pabong is the panache when your heart desires a rustic life. The rural countryside of Pabong is a scenic hamlet in the eco-tourism sector. Pabong is an attractive settlement perched atop a mountain slope, hardly 34kms from Kalimpong Town.

It also has some of the best hiking and trail options in the eastern Himalayas. A birding paradise, it also meant for those who prefer a true hide-out as their holiday destination.

If you want to escape far away from the hectic buzz of city life then Pabong (near Kalimpong & Loleygaon) is the best choice for you. So, come and experience the true village life.

4. Chuikhim

Chuikhim, Kalimpong

Chuikhim  is a tiny village located in the Southern region of Kalimpong Hills in the Kalimpong town of West Bengal.

Chuikhim village is situated at 3,500ft. above sea level. The village spreads across the hills, a thin water stream of the Leesh Chu river flows through the village. This village is a small mountain village of 250 families with true nature and silence.

If you don’t know then Chuikhim village cannot be found on Google maps or school geography textbooks but the village has suddenly raised interest among the travelers due to its offbeat location.

It is a paradise for bird watchers where the number of Himalayan birds easily can be seen here. You can trek in and around Chuikhim village and through the Chel forest.

Chiukhim lies perfectly between Darjeeling and Kalimpong and thus, it is the perfect retreat before you trek upwards.

24 km above Chuikhim lies the heavenly villages of Lolegaon and Lava which take you closer to the Kanchenjunga ranges. So, don’t miss it.

5. Deolo Hills

Deolo Hills, Kalimpong

Located 10 km from Kalimpong Bus Station, Deolo Hill is a hilltop located to the northeast of Kalimpong in West Bengal.

Deolo Hills, the highest point in Kalimpong offers you a chance to witness the majestic views of the valley from a staggering 1700 meters from where you can even identify the tiny villages and gorgeous cities located near the town, and if you are chasing some thrilling adventures then make sure you try paragliding, trekking, and horse riding.

The hills are surrounded by a freshwater reservoir where you can enjoy a small picnic with your family or loved ones. There’s also a recreational park at the top which is perfect for admiring the captivating vistas around.

But if you want to catch the best views, make sure you go to the hill at sunrise when the stunning tangerine ball rises from the horizon.

Deolo Hill invites travelers from across the world and is a paradise for nature lovers.

6. Lolegaon Village

Lolegaon Village, Kalimpong

Located 45 km from Kalimpong’s town, Lolegaon Village is a place of scenic beauty that can be reached by bus or taxi in two and a half hours.

Located in the Gram panchayat of Kaffer-Kankebong, it is a delight to travelers with its wildlife, jungle walks through the forests, a hanging bridge inside the dense forest, and a breathtaking view of Kalimpong town. An amazing view of Kanchenjunga can be enjoyed from here.

You can have view sun-rise and sunset from the observatory here. A significant attraction is The Canopy Walk. There is a 180-meters long hanging wooden tree-top bridge that goes through the dense jungle.

If you want to experience nature as nature intended, this is your perfect getaway.

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7. Silent Valley

Silent Valley, Kalimpong

Near Sillery Gaon, there is another awesome place, named Silent Valley  that is located at a distance of 2 km from Damsang Fort and 5 km from Pedong Bus Stand.

A vast wide green pasture, surrounded by tall pine trees and the only silence breaking chirping of birds makes the place a thrilling one.

A descending trek through the misty forest and the sudden appearance of the greenfield will obviously surprise you.

Silence valley becomes a small water body at the time of the rainy season. Old residents say that once upon a time it was originally a lake.

Silent Valley is another interesting place to visit in Sillery Gaon.

A descend from the main road, the sudden appearance of the green field makes visitors surprise.

During the monsoon, Silence valley becomes a small pond. As per the old local residents, it was originally a lake long before.

8. Lamahatta

Lamahatta, Kalimpong

Surrounded by greenery and rivers amidst picturesque terraced farmland, Lamahatta is a small mountain village that now boasts of an upcoming eco-tourism destination.

Being just 23 km away from Darjeeling this place is a perfect one. You can even have a homestay here. This place offers a great view of Kanchenjunga peaks and rivers.

Lamahatta is a paradise for honeymooners as it offers solitude, picturesque beauty, and a feeling of being amidst nature, a perfect platform to get to know each other.

Even you could explore the places around it as nature is surely at its best in the Lamahatta area.

Being a small village it’s a calm and quiet place where you can enjoy camping, trekking, and doing your own barbecue and bonfire.

If you are an adventure lover and want to stay in those tents and explore the area then Lamahatta is a place for you.

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