Kalimpong is a hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located at an average elevation of 1,250 metres and app. 50 km east of Darjeeling. A snowy little town in the lap of the Himalayas, overlooking the mighty Teesta River flowing through the crags of the majestic mountains that constitute the enchanting beauty of Kalimpong. Located in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, Kalimpong is one of the most popular tourist spots in the north-eastern part of the country.
The place is known for the scenic beauties complemented with beautiful flowers that bloom here at different times of the year. Notable for its nurseries which export Himalayan grown flower bulbs, wide array of orchids, tubers, horticulture is an important aspect of Kalimpong.
The hill station is located in the Mahabharata Range of the Himalayas. With its curved roads lined with pine trees, snowy mountains, and colourful flowers blooming against the dazzling white snow, Kalimpong is the perfect place to spend your holidays in. The panoramic views of the Himalayas, Buddhist Monasteries, Tibetan handicrafts, revered old temples, ancient churches…make this snowy hill town a charming and beautiful tourist spot. The Jang Dong Gomfa, Morgan House, Deolo Hill, Durpin Dara Hill, Neora National Park are some of the most visited spots. Water rafting is another attraction for adventure lovers.
There are reputed educational institutions which were established during the British era. The climate is mild and moderate with summers being cool; and monsoons are quite severe and winters are also not very chilling.