Kalimpong is an east Indian hill town in the Himalayan foothills of West Bengal. Perched on a ridge above the Teesta River, it’s home to colonial-era buildings like MacFarlane Memorial Church, named after a Scottish missionary. South, the hilltop Durpin Monastery, or Zang Dhok Palri Phodang, contains sacred Buddhist scriptures. Deolo Park has landscaped gardens and offers views of the town and surrounding hills. Kalimpong is nestled under the hill of Darjeeling.
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Local sightseeing in Kalimpong area includes visits to famous monasteries that have old rare scriptures & Tibetan architecture, lovely view points offering sweeping views of Kanchenjunga snow peaks, rivers & landscapes, visits to museums, parks, flower nurseries, historical missionary schools etc. You can also make great day trips to near by areas like Pedong, Lava, Loleygaon, Rishyap, virgin villages etc.
How To Reach
Kalimpong is easily accessible by road, air and railway as it is well connected to Darjeeling as well as Siliguri. The closest airport is Bagdogra located around 80 kilometers away. The closest railway stations are located at Siliguri namely Siliguri Junction and New Jalpaiguri Railway stations which are approximately 65 kilometers away. The route from Darjeeling to Kalimpong is scenic and lush green, the route stretches to about 55 kilometers. Cars and taxis can be easily hired from Darjeeling, regular bus services are also available to Kalimpong. This area is connected to other areas via the National Highway 31 A
Distance From Major Cities.
Darjeeling: 55 kilometers
Siliguri: 65 kilometers