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May 22, 2012
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Location of Kalimpong
Location of Kalimpong
Kalimpong is a hill station located in the Mahabharata Range (lesser Himalayas) in West Bengal. Situated at a height of 1250 meters, this little town is the headquarters of the Kalimpong subdivision- a part of the district of Darjeeling. Kalimpong is known thought the country for its educational institutes, many of which were established by the British. Overlooking the Teesta River, Kalimpong is also a popular tourist destination thanks to its pleasant climate and closeness to many tourist destinations in the region.
Tourist Attractions in Kalimpong
Here are a few tourist attractions in Kalimpong that you should not miss:
Durpin Dhara
Thongsha Gumpha
Gauripur House
Hotels and Accommodation
Since it is a popular tourist destination there are many hotels in Kalimpong that visitors can choose from depending on their budget and preferences. Most of these hotels are located close to tourist destinations, making it convenient for guests.
How to Reach Kalimpong
Here is how you can reach the beautiful, tucked away little hill station of Kalimpong:
New Jalpaiguri, located 70 kms away, is the closest railway station to Kalimpong. This is an important railway station in West Bengal and acts as a gateway to the other North Eastern states. New Jalpaiguri is well connected to the rest of the country by a strong railway network.
Siliguri is the gateway to Kalimpong and is well connected by road to Kolkata, Guwahati and Patna.
The nearest airport to Kalimpong is at Bagdogra, near Siliguri which is at a distance of 70 kms. Bagdogra is an important airport connected to cities like Kolkata and Delhi.
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