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Ideal duration: 2-3 days

Best time: Mar-Jun, Sep-Dec (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Bagdogra (Check Flights)


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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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.

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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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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Kalimpong Reviews

10 months ago by Aayush Kumar

Surrounded by Green Christmas trees and beautiful valley. You can drive on 1st or 2nd gear though.

10 months ago by Sanmitra Bagchi

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

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10 months ago by Sanmitra Bagchi

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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  What's Great?

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

  What's not so Great?

The city is somewhat secluded and unexplored.

For Whom

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

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How 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. (Read More)

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