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.