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About Kalimpong

Visit Kalimpong with Utkarsh Travels

Kalimpong is known for its educational institutions many of which were established during the British colonial period. Kalimpong, located on a ridge overlooking the Teesta River, is a tourist destination owing to its temperate climate and proximity to popular tourist locations in the region. Horticulture is also important to Kalimpong: it has a flower market notable for its wide array of orchids; nurseries, which export Himalayan grown flower bulbs, tubers and rhizomes, contribute to the economy of Kalimpong. River water rafting in the famous Teesta River is a major attraction in Kalimpong. Kalimpong The popular rafting activities in the Kalimpong are a major attraction for adventurous tourists. Teesta River with its alpine surrounding is an ideal choice for rafting trips. Kalimpong is located on an overlooking bridge of River Teesta, and is fast becoming a popular tourist destination of the region. Being close to the well known tourist town of Darjeeling gives it an advantage. The town is quite close to the Indo-China border and is also the base of the 27 Mountain Division of the Indian Army. In earlier times, Kalimpong has played the role of a gateway of trade between Tibet and India, which was closed after the war between India and China, and Chinas annexation of Tibet. There are many things about Kalimpong which makes it perfect for holidays. Kalimpong offers panoramic views of the great Himalayan ranges and of the Kanchenjunga peak. The best thing every traveler feels about visiting Kalimpong is quiet atmosphere and the peaceful ambience. Kalimpong is also known for its educational institutions, of which many were established during the British colonial period.

Places to Visit

Delo Hills

Situated at a height of 5500ft, Deolo is the highest point of Kalimpong town.The view from the Hill is a fantastic one.One can see the entire kalimpong Town, the magnificient Mt.Kanchenjunga,the surrounding villages and Relli valley on one side with the Teesta River on the other. It is one of the most popular destinations of Kalimpong where views are concerned.

Hanuman Tok

As the name suggests, Hanuman Tok has a huge statue os Lord Hanuman approximately 25 to 30 ft in height located on a hill top not very far away from the Science City. Here fantastic views of the both sides of the hill can be seen along with the Himalayan range. A small mandir of Goddess Durga is found right in front of the statue.

Dr. Grahams Home

Dr. J.A. Graham is one of the pioneers of the development of Kalimpong ever since its beginning. It was through him that Kalimpong gained popularity throughout Europe. On 24 Sept 1900, an area of 100 acres was granted by the British to Dr.Graham for his project of the St Andrews colonial homes.

Zong Dog Palri of - Brang Monastery

This is an Ecological museum set up by forest dept in the year 1990. Visitors must stopover at this museum for getting a fair idea about the wildlife of the hills. Samples and photos of fauna like the beetles, butterflies and animals are exhibited here.

Nature Interpretation Centre (Forest Museum)

Situated about a kilometer from town , this meusuem has various articles of intrest for those who want to know about the Lepcha culture and heritage. The entire are of the darjeeling and Sikkim is known as The land of the Lepchas. Various articles of worship, original lepcha musical instruments and many other articles can be found here.

Pine View Nursery

Also known as the famous Cactus nursery, this nursery has turned into one of the major places of tourist interest. Situated in the outskirts, this nursery is home to almost 1500 varieties of cacti ranging from just Rs. 20/- to an extravagant few lacs! This place is a must visit for all the plant lovers and has also earned a reputation as being one of the finest in Asia regarding cacti.

Tsonga Gumba

This is the oldest Bhutanese monastery in the district of Darjeeling proving the presence and the hold of Bhutan over Kalimpong.. Many scholars are of the opinion that it was built around the late 1600's.Surgeon Rennie has mentioned in his book of 1865(Bhotan and the story of the Doar war), of a monastery in KPG where 3 monks resided and he had called this monastery as Tusso Cimpa. He was referring to this monastery.

Lepcha Museum

Situated about a kilometer from town , this meusuem has various articles of intrest for those who want to know about the Lepcha culture and heritage. The entire are of the darjeeling and Sikkim is known as The land of the Lepchas. Various articles of worship, original lepcha musical instruments and many other articles can be found here.

Morgan House

The Morgan House or the Singhamari is one of the oldest Colonial bungalows that was built after the British opened up Kalimpong as a hill resort. It is currently under the West Bengal Tourist Development Corporation. This is a very beautiful example of a colonial past of Kalimpong.

Hat Bazzar

This market is held twice in a week – Wednesdays and Saturdays from early morning since the very beginning. If you wish to get the best of things, then it's wise to be amongst the first few visitors. From agricultural and farming items, fresh vegetables, clothes, bags, umbrellas, spices, you can get them all at the best bargain prices. One side is full of clothes and likes and the opposite is full of spices, vegetables and fruits. Behind one particular side, lies a segment hidden from the regular eye. Here, you will see a huge compound packed with people playing carom board and various card-games. With these games they enjoy the freshly made momos, phambi, alu thukpa, all of our local street delicacies. A venture into the Haat Bazaar is one of the most exciting things to do in Kalimpong for anyone and everyone.

Places Gallery - Kalimpong

Kalimpong Golf Course
Kalimpong Golf Course
Sericulture Research Institute
Sericulture Research Institute
RC Mintri Road
RC Mintri Road
Dharmodyar Vihar/Krukuti house
Dharmodyar Vihar/Krukuti house
Singhabahini Devi Mandir
Singhabahini Devi Mandir
Ropeway
Ropeway
Mangal Dham
Mangal Dham
Mela Ground
Mela Ground
Motar Stand
Motar Stand
Jelapla View Point
Jelapla View Point
Durpin Hill
Durpin Hill
Chitra Bhanu
Chitra Bhanu
Kalim Temple
Kalim Temple
Kalimpong Arts & Crafts Centre
Kalimpong Arts & Crafts Centre
Rishi Bankim Park
Rishi Bankim Park
Kali Temple (3rd Mile)
Kali Temple (3rd Mile)
Beni view point
Beni view point
Church of Mother Mary
Church of Mother Mary
Relli Khola (River)
Relli Khola (River)