"The Governor's Fort" as it is locally known, Kalimpong nestles in Himalayan West Bengal at a modest altitude of 1,250 metres enjoying moderate climate. Forming a triangle with Darjeeling and Gangtok, Kalimpong is an excellent spot for birding, rafting or a quiet holiday.
Places of Interest
Dr Grahams Homes is a complex for orphans and other deprived children.
Tharpa Choling Monastery was founded in 1937. It belongs to the Gelugpa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
Thongsa Monastery was founded around 1692 and is the oldest monastery in the area.
Durpin Dara offers breathtaking views of the rolling plains the valley of the Rivers Teesta and Rangit and the snow clad Mt.Khangchendzongna and the Chola Range separating Bhutan from India.
Mangal Dham is a new temple of Lord Krishna.
Lava, or The Windy Place is 32 km from Kalimpong at an altitude of 7200 ft. This is a perfect birding spot that offers a panaromic view of the Rechi La and Jelep La passes. The sunrise is spectacular.
Lolay Goan is 56 km from Kalimpong, offers a spectacular view of the Mt. Khangchendzongna and is also a good birding area.
Takdah, 44 kms from Kalimpong, is this center for orchids.
Pedong Monastery is 26 km from Kalimpong. It was established in 1837.
How to Getting there:
Air : Siliguri - 80 km away or three hours' drive;