Kalimpong is an exquisite and picturesque hill station located 50 km east of Darjeeling. It is a vibrant and bustling town overlookingthe fascinating Teesta Valley. It is nestled at the foothills of Sivalik range. Till the 19th century it was reigned by the Bhutanese kings. There are an umpteen number of revered churches, monasteries and temples in this region. The population is mostly of Nepalese origin. The lush green landscapes and thick dense tea plantations are enrapturing. Kalimpong is renowned for high quality education. The town is richly abundant with flower markets especially orchid and the town is highly suited for shopping Tibetan jewelery, handicrafts, artifacts etc.
Places To SeeZong Dhog Palri Fo Brang Monastery
The Buddhist monastery is relatively new and presents a peaceful, serene environs. Prayer flags swaying gently in the breeze prepare you for a mystic experience as you approach the monastery. The best time to visit is in the evening when you can also admire the sun set. Cactus nursery
The nursery is unique in the sense that it involves a mammoth task of nurturing various types of cacti outside their natural habitat. You can also purchase some of the plants which are available for sale at very reasonable cost. Kalimpong Arts and Craft Center
It is here that India’s first Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, penned the national anthem. Today, the center serves as a vocational training center. Kalimpong Roman Catholic Church
The church is situated near the Buddhist monastery, temples and mosque. The architecture of the church is reminiscent of the colonial era.
Things To DoDeolo Hill
The hill is the highest point in Kalimpong. You will instantly fall in love with the falling mist and the soothing greenery. In fact, the surroundings are so mesmerizing, you can easily spend a full day here exploring the trails or enjoying a fun filled picnic with your friends or family. Teesta Bazaar
Located on the banks of the river Teesta, Teesta Bazaar is a great place for local shopping. You can buy different types of teas, antiques, and souvenirs. The place also holds great prospects for the photographers.
Tip: The market is near Teesta River where you can also go for river rafting.