Top Tourist Places To Visit in Kalimpong

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Kalimpong

  • Kalimpong
  • West Bengal
  • India

Kalimpong Overview

Kalimpong is a quaint and an arresting hill station located in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is known for housing the ancient educational institutions that were constructed during the British rule in India. The name 'Kalimpong' means 'assembly of the ministers'. The 27th mountain division of the Indian army is located on the outskirts of Kalimpong.

Beckoned by the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, Kalimpong is elevated at a height of 4,901 feet above the sea level. Its land, in a majority, in an uneven terrain that spans a gross area of 1,056 sq. km. The hill town constitutes of the valleys where it is settled. The River Teesta is the major source of water in Kalimpong. With such geography, it has a tropical cool climate and encounters mild temperatures amid the year. The median temperature during the summers touches 27°C and falls below 10°C during the winters.

Kalimpong is a tourist site in itself. The other notable places that draw the visitors on a large scale are Durpin Hills, Zhang Dhok Monastery, Neora Valley National Park, McFarlane Church and the bustling markets of Kalimpong.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How Many Days Should I Plan for Kalimpong Trip?
    Plan for at least 2-3 days to explore the main attractions and soak in the serene beauty of Kalimpong.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Kalimpong?
    The nearest major airport to Kalimpong is Bagdogra Airport, located approximately 79 kilometers away. The nearest major train station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP).
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Kalimpong?
    The primary transportation options for reaching Kalimpong are by road via shared taxis or private cars, or by taking a train to New Jalpaiguri and then traveling by road.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Kalimpong?
    Yes, Kalimpong celebrates festivals such as Losar, Diwali, Christmas, and Phang Lhabsol, which is a unique festival specific to the region.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Kalimpong?
    The top tourist attractions in Kalimpong are Deolo Hill, Zang Dhok Palri Monastery, Durpin Dara Hill, Kalimpong Cactus Nursery, and Morgan House.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Kalimpong?
    Must-try local dishes in Kalimpong include Momos, Thukpa, Wai-Wai, and Churpee. Popular restaurants include Shikhar Lodge, Sana Hill Top, and Gompus Restaurant.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Kalimpong?
    Kalimpong offers a range of accommodations, including luxury hotels, budget guesthouses, homestays, and resorts, catering to different preferences and budgets.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Kalimpong?
    Yes, public transportation in Kalimpong includes buses and shared taxis, which are affordable options for getting around the town and nearby regions.
  • What are the transportation options available in Kalimpong?
    Transportation options in Kalimpong include taxis, shared jeeps, and rental cars or motorcycles for exploring the town and nearby areas.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Kalimpong?
    The primary language spoken in Kalimpong is Nepali, but English and Hindi are also widely understood.
  • What is the best time to visit Kalimpong?
    The best time to visit Kalimpong is during the spring and autumn seasons (March-May and September-November) for pleasant weather and clear views.
  • What activities can be done in Kalimpong?
    In Kalimpong, you can indulge in activities such as trekking, paragliding, river rafting, visiting tea gardens, exploring monasteries, and shopping for local handicrafts.
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