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Kalimpong

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Ideal duration: 2-3 days

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Kalimpong Tourism

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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Flower Nurseries

Kalimpong is home to many beautiful flower nurseries. It is considered the hub for the cultivation of horticulture plants. Famous for its unique variety of cacti, orchids and flowers. The Standard nursery is famous for its variety of roses and dahlias. Other famous flower nurseries include Universal Nursery, Sri Ganesh Moni Pradhan Nursery and Udsai Mani Pradhan Nursery.

Restaurants and Local Food in Kalimpong

Bengali, Tibetan and Chinese cuisine dominate the food scene in Kalimpong. You can also find some refreshing and fine Darjeeling tea to relish here. The popular items in the area are Momos, Thukpa and Churpee,which is a type of cheese made from Yak's milk. Other than this, one will find typical Indian dishes, local delicacies as well as a number of places to enjoy drinks.
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Suggested Itinerary

Day1- Arrive at Kalimpong. Visit the Dupin Dara hill to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Visit the Durpin monastery. Next, visit the St.Theresa Catholic Church, which is an architectural marvel. A visit to the cactus nursery is a must. Keep a visit to the Tharpa Choling Monastery in your schedule post lunch.
Day2- Head back to your city.

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What is the best time to visit Kalimpong?

Weather is generally pleasant and comfortable throughout the year. However, the best time to visit Kalimpong is during summers (March to May) and monsoon. The hill station lies at the height of 1247 metres and is best known for its scenic landscapes; hence monsoons could be destructive and is a less ideal time to visit the town.
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What are the things to do in Kalimpong?

The top things to do in Kalimpong are Durpin Dara hill, Cactus Nursery, Morgan House, Deolo Hill, Jang Dog Palriffo Brang Gompa, Galingka. You can see all the places to visit in Kalimpong here

What is the local food in Kalimpong?

Bengali, Tibetan and Chinese cuisine dominate the food scene in Kalimpong. You can also find some refreshing and fine Darjeeling tea to relish here. The popular items in the area are Momos, Thukpa and Churpee,which is a type of cheese made from Yak's milk. Other than this, one will find typical Indian dishes, local delicacies as well as a number of places to enjoy drinks.
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How much does a package cost for Kalimpong?

The packages for Kalimpong start at INR 11934 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What is not so good about Kalimpong?

The city is somewhat secluded and unexplored.

Who should visit Kalimpong?

It makes for a great destination for honeymooners, who wish to spend time by themselves.

What is famous about Kalimpong?

Breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga and Chola range. It overlooks the Teesta valley. Home to a beautiful nursery industry.

What are the places near Kalimpong?

The top places near to Kalimpong are Gangtok which is 33 km from Kalimpong, Darjeeling which is located 20 km from Kalimpong, North sikkim which is located 49 km from Kalimpong, Kurseong which is located 27 km from Kalimpong, South sikkim which is located 15 km from Kalimpong

What is the best way to reach Kalimpong?

The nearest airport to the city is Bagdogra in Siliguri, almost 50 km away from Kalimpong. The nearest railhead is New Jalpaiguri, which is well connected to cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.
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Aayush Kumar 2 years ago
Surrounded by Green Christmas trees and beautiful valley. You can drive on 1st or 2nd gear though.
Sanmitra Bagchi 2 years ago
Durpindara is a dream in itself. A beautiful view, the scenic beauty and above all the fantastic weather all around, adds to the ambience of the place. The way the clouds surrounds you and dampens your sorrows and the wind blows away all your worries, proves the connection between nature and the spiritual world. Must visit
Sanmitra Bagchi 2 years ago
Lovely place and beautiful surroundings. You get wonderful scenic view from here. The way the cloud surrounds you, makes this place a dream. Moreover, this place offers a spiritual ambience as well.
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