The Place - Covered with Far with lots of orchids and flowers, it is a calm Hill Station in West Bengal situated between Delo & Durpindara Mountains. The spectacular colour change in North East horizon is unparallel in the whole world. The Height of Kalimpong is 1250 meters. In earlier days, people use to visit Kalimpong for health reasons due to its climatic conditions. Earlier it was under the Sikkim Monarchy, later on, in 1706, part of Kalimpong was taken over by Bhutan & Bhutanese Governor's Office was established thereat. In 1780, Gorkhas took control of the other part & in the 19th Century British took over Kalimpong & so it became a integral part of West Bengal & therefore, India. The name Kalimpong was derived from 'Kalim', which stands for King's Minister & 'Pong', which means Fort. Some says, the name was derived from Koulim Trees. In Lepcha language Kalimpong means playground between two hills.
State - West Bengal
Season - Through out the year.
Other Watchables - Zong Dog Palri Fobrang Monastery - This 1372 meter high colourful three-storied monastery is situated at two KMs south of the town & was build in 1937. The excellent view of Himalyas & river Teesta can be seen from the roof of the Monastery.
Tharpa Choling Gompa - In the north of the town, this 1704 meter high tibetian Buddhist Monastery was built by Yellow cap community (Gelukpa) in 1837.
Pineview Nursery - Over 700 species of Cactus are available in this Nursery. Many other nurseries are also there in Rishi Road.
Fedong Monastery
Swiss Welfare Darity
Dr. Graham's Home
Kalimpong Arts and Crafts Centre
Nearest Railway Station - New Jalpaiguri
Nearest Airport - Bagdogra
Distance - Siliguri - 69 kms
Darjeeling - 51 kms
Gangtok - 75 kms