Kalimpong: A marking imprint in your memorabilia! The striking peace and serenity that pervades Kalimpong is heightened by the presence of monasteries and churches in harmonious tandem with its bustling bazaars. Tucked in a corner under big ‘Darjeeling’s umbrella’, it offers a relaxed holiday, against the backdrop of the Kanchenjunga.
Located at an altitude of 2,164m/7,100ft, visit Lava near Kalimpong and set on the old trade route to Bhutan. Explore this quaint little hamlet and pretty mist-wreathed village, which is surrounded by virgin pine forests.
City Highlights of Kalimpong
Kalimpong, a small hill station engulfed by mountains in the Mahabharat Range of West Bengal, is situated at an average elevation of 1,250m/4,101ft. As per the Lepchas, Kalimpong means ‘ridge where we play’, and is located just 67km from Siliguri. If you are a flower lover, then a visit to the flower nurseries is a must. Famous as a flower growing hub, see flowers like amaryllis, lilies, anthuriums, roses, gerbera, dahlias, gladiolas, trchids and vacti. Visit Dr Graham’s Home (formerly St. Andrew’s Colonial Homes), founded by Dr. Graham who was a missionary of the Church of Scotland and who settled in Kalimpong. Enjoy a tea tour to Glenburn Tea Estate.