Places to Visit in Kalimpong


Kalimpong is a beautiful hill town in the north of West Bengal. Tucked away among the mountainous ranges of the eastern Himalayas, Kalimpong is a secluded retreat.

Places to See in Kalimpong



Durpin Dhara

This is the highest point in Kalimpong that offers a breath-taking view of the rolling plains and the mighty Teesta. Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Monastery is located here.

Dr. Graham's Homes

This is a unique educational institute. Housing 700 boys and girls today, it is spread over a 500 acre estate complete with own dairy, poultry and bakery.

Thongsha Gumpha

The monastery of Bhutanese origin was built in the year 1630 and is the oldest monastery in this region.

Pedong Monastery

Built in 1837, this is another old monastery 26kms away from Kalimpong.

Gauripur House

It was one of the favourite haunts of Poet Rabindranath Tagore. Now it has been converted to Co-operative Training Institute.

Flower Nurseries

Brindaban Garden Nursery, Ganesh Mani Pradhan Nursery, L.B. Pradhan Nursery, Pinewood Nursery, Standard Nursery, Shangrila Garden Nursery, Twin Brothers Nursery, Universal Nursery are famous for exotic flowers like Amaryllis, Lilies, Anthuriums, Roses, Gerbera, dahlias, gladiolas as well as Orchids and Cacti.

Lava

Some 32kms from Kalimpong, Lava offers a panoramic view of Jelep La and Rechi La passes from an altitude of 7200 ft. lush green jungles around is a feast to eyes.

Lolay Gaon

56kms further from Kalimpong Lolay Gaon (5500ft) commands breathtaking views of Sunrise over Kanchejungha.



Last Updated on : 12/09/2013