Kalimpong is a real example of Colonial Architecture in India. This hill station is replete with many monasteries and churches. It has a very peaceful ambience, where the hustle and bustle are only confined to the local market. This place is famous for its beautiful orchids and nurseries that produce flowering plants.
Best time to visit Kalimpong Hill Station
The best time to visit West Bengal Hill Station is during summer.
- Deolo Hill
- Mangal Dham
- Flower Nurseries
- Thongsha Gumpha
- Pedong Monastery
- Neora National Park
- Lord Buddha Statue & Park
- Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Gompa
PLACES AROUND KALIMPONG
Durpin Dara – It is the highest point in Kalimpong. It gives a breath-taking view of the plains and the mighty Teesta. Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery is a beautiful place to visit here.
Kalibari – It is about 2 km away from town Huge statue of Goddess Kali, the main deity of this temple.
St.Theresa Church – The beautiful church has a Buddhist attraction. It was built by the local craftsmen. The wall carvings represent Buddhist monks
Thongsha Gumpha – The monastery of Bhutanese foundation was constructed in the year 1630 and is the oldest monastery in this region.
Gauripur House – It was one of the ideal haunts of Poet Rabindranath Tagore. Presently it has been converted to Co-operative Training Institute.
Flower Nurseries – Brindaban Garden Nursery, L.B. Pradhan Nursery, Ganesh Mani Pradhan Nursery, Twin Brothers Nursery, Pinewood Nursery, Standard Nursery, Shangrila Garden Nursery, Universal Nursery are famous for exotic flowers like Amaryllis, Lilies, Gerbera, dahlias, Anthuriums, Roses, gladiolas as well as Orchids and Cacti.
Facts about Kalimpong
State: West Bengal
Famous as: Hill Station
Altitude: 1247 m
STD code: 03552
Best Season: Mar-Jun, Sep-Dec
Weather: Summer 17 to 30°C, winter 3 to 15°C
Languages: Bengali, Nepali, Hindi, English
Restaurants in Kalimpong
- Cafe Refuel
- The Verandah
- Art Cafe
- Gompu’s Bar & Restaurant
- Sood’s Garden Retreat and Restaurant