Kalimpong is a hill station in the state of West Bengal. Kalimpong is a major ginger growing area of India. It is an excellent location to spend your vacations in Kalimpong, as there are a lot of tourist destinations like Lava, Loleygaon, Rishyap, Pedong and Rikkisum. Kalimpong is also famous for its Kanchenjungha snowy peaks, monasteries, temples, tourist complexes, heritage buildings, parks, flower nurseries, heritage schools, charitable institutes and more. The most famous language of Kalimpong is Lepcha, Limbu, Tamang, Kirat, Hindi, English and Bengali. This little town is also famous for many more adventurous activities also and slowly-slowly it becomes one of the most popular tourist destinations.
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Places to Visit
There are many more places to visit in Kalimpong.
- Deolo Hill
Deolo Hill is one of the two hills in the town of Kalimpong stands between the two hills, Durpin and Deolo. It is the highest point of Kalimpong town, located in north east of the town. From the top of this hill, tourists can also enjoy a beautiful view of the surrounding villages of Relli valley and Teesta River along with the town of Kalimpong. In addition, there is a park located at the summit of this hill, which is constructed for recreational purposes. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations.
- Mangal Dham
Mangal Dham is a temple located in the beautiful town of Kalimpong. The temple was constructed by Shri Krishna Pranami, in the memory of late Guru Shri Mangaldasji. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. In this temple there is a beautiful garden with a variety of flowers. The scenic beauty of the temple is very beautiful. It is one of the most famous pilgrimage spot and people come here in a large number so must visit theses temple while having a visit to Kalimpong.
- Durpin Monastery
Durpin Monastery is also known as Zang Dog Palri Monastery located at the Durpin Dara Hill. As you enter the monastery, the first thing you will notice is that there are the two large cylinders on two sides and you can also turn the cylinders by a crank, and a lever is arranged that a bell will ring at every turn. It is one of the most famous tourist spot in Kalimpong.
- Jelepla View Point
Jelepla View Point is a few minutes drive from the town. It was built by the Indian army. to access the view of this point. As the whole view of the Jelepla point is quite awesome. You will need to walk up along a narrow uphill pathway to reach up to the point from where you get the views through wired fence. The netted wire fence is to protect from any accident. It’s a huge steep fall into a deep gorge. It is one of the most famous tourist spot in Kalimpong.
Things to do there
There are many more things to do in Kalimpong.
Shopping in Kalimpong
While visiting Kalimpong Don’t forget to shop for woodcarvings, Tibetan handicrafts, woolen garments and copper and silver ware products and many more items.
Activities in Kalimpong
The main outdoor activities of Kalimpong are Trekking, mountain biking and going for beautiful trails etc.
Famous food of Kalimpong
The famous food of Kalimpong is Momos, Thukpa and Churpee, which is a type of cheese made from yaks milk..
Festivals & Events in Kalimpong
All the festivals in Kalimpong are celebrated with great enthusiasm and a lot of activities whether it is Dashain, Diwali, Maghe Sankranti, Holi, and Losar – Tibetan New Year’s Day and rest of the other festivals.
Weather/Best time to Visit
Any time of the year is good to travel Kalimpong. The best time to visit this beautiful hill town is from mid-February to May and from September to December, it is the best time to visit in peak winters as at this time the temperature has fallen down to 1C and in winters to visit there is having a lot of fun.
How to Reach?
The distance to Kalimpong from Delhi is about 1553 km which is nearly a 28 hour drive. So, if you want to go pelling by car is not the one off the best option because it is a 28 hour long drive which as to difficult. So it is advisable to travel pelling by train or by air & then form pelling to kalimpong taxi can be booked.
The nearest railway station near Kalimpong is New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri which is around 60-70 km away from the city, after reaching there you can hire a pre-paid taxi to reach up to the city safely.
The nearest airport from Kalimpong is Bagdogra which is around 80 km, away from the city and around a 3 hours drive, after reaching there you can hire a pre-paid taxi from bagdogra to kalimpong to reach up to the city safely and comfortably.