Know more about Kalimpong
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Best time to visit
Mar - May, Sep - Nov
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Ideal for friends
About Kalimpong Attractions
Kalimpong is one of the most beautiful hill stations which is an East Indian hill town in the Himalayan foothills of West Bengal. Kalimpong rests on a ridge above the Teesta River. Indian army's Mountain division can also be seen in the corner of the city. Many institutions that are in British period are famous institutes in Kalimpong. Its weather is mild and pleasant. If you are taking Kalimpong one day tour and the Kalimpong tourist guide doesn't tell you about the hilltop Durpin Monastery, or the Zang Dhok Palri Phodang, which carry the sacred Buddhist scriptures then do make sure to visit there because the monastery and the museum too explains all about the Kalimpong culture, history and about Kalimpong.
History of Kalimpong
Kalimpong, which was in the 18th century known as the Dalingkot it was at that time ruled by the Sikkimese and Bhutanese kingdoms. Then the territory was won by the Bhutan king by the Sikkimese and then east India company took over Kalimpong from Bhutanese. The weather of this place made it one of the most favorable places. Slowly it became important trading outposts, fur, wool, and food grains were the main items exchanged between India and Tibet.
Culture of Kalimpong
While taking Kalimpong tour you will come across many tribes like Bhutia, Newars, Sherpas, Limbus, Gurungs, Tamangs and so on. In Fact, you can also see many non-natives such as Biharis, Chinese, Tibetans, and Bengali also. No matter what caste, Creed, and different culture people belong to still everyone in Kalimpong lives in peace, respect and in a very friendly manner. The language of Kalimpong is Nepali but people also speak Hindi English e.t.c. Hinduism is the main religion of Kalimpong. People of Kalimpong celebrate Christmas, Diwali, Dussehra, and losar with great joy.
Shopping in Kalimpong
Kalimpong is a small city that does not have big malls to shop from but while taking Kalimpong city tour you will definitely come across small shops which will provide you with numerous items. Mainly the people get attracted to the handcrafted items which they keep. The woolen clothes which are hand knitted are very attractive. The traditional jewelry won't let you blink and fine paintings by the locals will leave you astonished. The distinct type of bags which you won't find elsewhere and much more. Your Kalimpong visit will only be worth it if you have the tea of Kalimpong. The handmade fresh honey by locals is something worth trying.
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FAQ's of Kalimpong
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The places to visit in Kalimpong are Durpin Dara Hill, cactus nursery, Morgan house, deolo hill, Jang Dong Palriffo Brang Gompa, galingka, teesta river rafting, thongsa gompa, Crockety, teesta Bazar, nature interpretation centre, sericulture research institute, st. Theresa Catholic church, tharpa choeling gompa, neora valley national park, ringking farm, lepcha museum.
The adventures you shouldn't miss in Kalimpong are biking, trekking, paragliding.
Nepalese is the language spoken in Kalimpong.
The famous delicacies of Kalimpong are thukpa, momos and churpee. Also you will find fresh Darjeeling tea in Kalimpong.
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