Kalimpong

About Kalimpong

Kalimpong in local dialect means "black spur". As per the Lepchas Kalimpong means 'ridge where we play'. Situated at an altitude of 1250 meters it enjoys temperate climate throughout the year. Somewhat secluded and tucked away in the corner under the big Darjeeling umbrella, Kalimpong offers a quite and relaxed holiday against the backdrop of Kanchenjunga.
The Journey From Darjeeling To Kalimpong Is A Beautiful One Can Stop At Lamahatta And The Viewpoint Of 'Lovers Meet' from where the confluence of River Teesta and Rangeet can be seen.


Places of Interest :

  • Dr. Graham’s Homes School A unique educational institution started in 1900 by dr. John Anderson Graham, a missionary with six orphans. The school, situated in a 500-acre estate on the slopes of Kalimpong’s highest hill.
  • Durpindara It is the highest point in Kalimpong accessible by car. It offers a breath-taking view of the plains and the mighty Teesta.
  • Gouripur House Situated about 2km from the town on the way to Durpin Dara. Gouripur house was one of the favourite haunts of poet Rabindranath Tagore. He stayed there on his many visits to Kalimpong.
  • Flower Nurseries Kalimpong is famous for its nurseries, which export exotic flowers like amaryllis lilies, anthuriums, roses, gerbera, dahilias, gladiolias as well as orchids and cacti.
  • Mangal Dham This recently constructed place of worship is marvelous piece of architecture.
  • Golf Course Located just beside Kalimpong circuit house and it offers a fascinating view.
  • Rissisum 20km from Kalimpong enroute to Lava and situated at an altitude of 6410ft., a glorious view of the mountains can be obtained from this point and it is also a beautiful picnic spot.
  • Lolay Goan/ Kaffer Situated at the height of 5200 ft. And 56 km from Kalimpong, rich in flora and fauna has dense virgin forest. The complete view of Kanchanjunga range is best viewed from here.
  • Jhandidara 4 kms away from the village kafer has a spectacular view of the sun rise. The peak of mount everest is also seen from here. Heritage forest park, developed by department of forest is a major attractions here.
  • Lava It is 32 km from Kalimpong, a small town rich in flora and fauna and suitable for natural excursions, bird watching and wild life.

Best time to visit Kalimpong

January/February/March/April/May/June/October/November/ December

Clothing

Light wollens and tropical during the month of May/June/October
Heavy wollens during the month of January/February/March/April/November/December

Nearest Airport

Bagdogra Airport (Approx. 75 Kms)

Nearest Railway Station

Njp (New Jalpaiguri) Station (Approx. 75 Kms)

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