You may have planned your vacation to Darjeeling and a tour of Sikkim, but make sure you add Kalimpong as well to your travel itinerary as Kalimpong is a place totally worth visiting. Kalimpong is a famous hill station within the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located near the Teesta river. It was the gateway for trade between India and Tibet during the British era. Britisher builds some of the famous education institutions at Kalimpong. It’s probably the best place in Kalimpong to get a view of Kanchenjunga range towards north beyond the hills of Sikkim.
You can also get lovely views of Kalimpong town, Relli valley and the Teesta river from here. Children can take horse rides here round the compound. Kalimpong may be a very nice place for touring throughout the year due to its pleasant weather.
This hill station is usually bound up by fog in between monsoon and winter. So, the best time to go to Kalimpong is either March to May or September to November. There is no snow in Kalimpong in October or at the other time of the year. It doesn’t snow in Kalimpong at all… The temperature there is similar to that of Bangalore during winters.
Kalimpong is a city and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located at a mean elevation of 1,250 meters (4,101 ft). The city is the headquarters of the Kalimpong district. The driving distance or the travel distance between Darjeeling to Kalimpong is 50 KM and 128 meters. The mile based, road distance between these two travel point is 31.1 miles. Kalimpong does not have its own railway station and the nearest railhead is New Jalpaiguri Station. This is a really important railroad station of North Bengal and direct trains from Kolkata, Delhi, and New Jalpaiguri. Pre-paid taxis are available outside the station and can be availed to reach Kalimpong.
Gangtok is the capital of the state of Sikkim. It takes about 4.5 hours to succeed in one place from the opposite by car. Actually you can start with either place. If you visit Darjeeling first, then you can avoid some parts of the bad roads to Gangtok. Nepali, Bengali, and English are the prevailing languages of Darjeeling. Kalimpong is a famous hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located near the Teesta river. It was the gateway for trade between India and Tibet during the British era. … Deolo Hills- it’s the very best point of the town Kalimpong with the elevation of about 1700 m.
Here are some tourist attractions to see in Kalimpong: Durpin Dara hill., Cactus Nursery, Morgan House, Deolo Hill, Jang Dog Palriffo Brang Gompa, Galingka, Teesta River Rafting, Thongsa Gompa, Crockety, Nature Interpretation Centre, Hiking in Kalimpong, St.Theresa Catholic Church, Tharpa Choeling Monastery, Northeast Neora National park, Ringking Farm, Art Cafe, Lepcha Museum, Himalayan Handmade Paper Industry, Cheese Shopping,