States West Bengal Kalimpong

Kalimpong Travel Guide

Overlooking the Teesta River, Kalimpong in the eastern state of West Bengal is a perfect tourist destination for those who are seeking a break from the bustle of mundane city life. The petite hill station boasts panoramic views of the Himalayas, Buddhist monasteries, quaint churches, ancient temples, exotic nurseries and bustling bazaars. Along with this, Kalimpong offers myriad adventure activities amidst the scenic beauty all around.

An Insight into Kalimpong Tourism

A sleepy but surreal hill station in West Bengal, Kalimpong is the ideal tourist destination that you have been looking for to take a break from the humdrum of daily life. Kalimpong offers an opportunity to take a walk in the colonial era by visiting churches and buildings. Then there are ancient Buddhist monasteries and temples, nurseries and other fascinating places to visit that will cheer you up when spending holidays in Kalimpong.

Whether you are a history lover, keen about exploring nature at its best, want to get your adrenaline rush pumping, or want to relish good food there is no dearth of activities to enjoy in Kalimpong. A trip to this hill station is all about visiting the popular tourist attractions including churches and building like MacFarlane Memorial Church, Morgan House, Crookety House; Buddhist monasteries like Tharpa Choling Monastery, Thongsa Gompa, Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery;  ancient temples like Mangal Dham Temple, Hanuman Temple, Durga Mandir, Kali Mandir; exotic nurseries like Pine View Nursery, Nurseryman's Haven, Shanti Kunj Nursery; parks like Shahid Park and Rishi Bankim Chandra Park; a sightseeing place like Army Golf Club; and a cultural centre like Lepcha Museum.

And if you are feeling a little adventurous, then indulging in activities like paragliding, trekking, horse riding in Deolo Hill; and river rafting in Teesta River.

Kalimpong even offers experiences to the wildlife enthusiasts who could sight exotic wild animals, and rare species of birds by visiting the Neora Valley National Park. Exploring the culture of a place is one of the best parts of travelling. Isn’t it? And when it is about spending days in Kalimpong you can explore the culture at its best by witnessing both Nepalese and Bhutanese festivals celebrated with much enthusiasm. Also, you can relish food including Momos, Thukpa and Churpee (cheese made from Yak's milk).

No trip is complete without shopping and when in Kalimpong, buying Tibetan handicrafts including paintings, thangkas and religion scrolls, woollen garments as gifts or souvenirs are just unavoidable. You can also buy Dalley Khorsani (a variety of chilli), Kalimpong Cheese and Lollypops to take back home. With some of the best hotels and resorts, Kalimpong promises a comfortable stay to the tourists. The accommodation options in Kalimpong justify every penny spent. No matter where you plan to stay, be it budget, mid-range or luxury, you will receive warm hospitality with top-notch services and amenities.

Plan your holidays to this beautiful hill station where nature welcomes you. A trip to Kalimpong will let you get a peaceful experience and wonderful memories that will cling for a lifetime.

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