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Kalimpong: Where Nature Unveils Its Splendor

Discover the enchanting town of Kalimpong with Destinasia, your gateway to the hidden treasures of East and North-East India, along with the mystique of Bhutan. Kalimpong, a breathtaking hill town situated in the northern region of West Bengal, beckons with its serene landscapes and cultural richness.

Kalimpong: Where Culture Meets Nature's Canvas

Kalimpong, meaning “ridge where we play” in the local Lepcha language, is strategically positioned 67 km away from Siliguri, accessible through both Darjeeling and Siliguri. Nestled between the Deolo and Durpin Hills, this town is a melting pot of diverse cultures, with Lepchas, Bengalis, Nepalese, and other indigenous ethnic groups coexisting harmoniously.
Renowned for its vibrant flower market, offering a kaleidoscope of colours and an array of orchids, Kalimpong stands as a testament to nature’s beauty. Home to the 17th Karmapa, Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, the town is a haven for traditional handicrafts, showcasing the rich heritage of the region.

Places To Visit In Kalimpong

Deolo Hills

Ascend to the pinnacle of Kalimpong at Deolo Hills, the highest point in the city at 2000 metres. Revel in panoramic views of the Teesta River, nearby villages, and the snow-clad mountains of West Sikkim. The Deolo Hills offer an idyllic setting for picnics in the lush green park.

Morgan House

Step back in time at Morgan House, a colonial marvel constructed in the 1930s by Mr. and Mrs. Morgan. Set amidst the greenery of Durpin Dara mountain, this structure, now a tourist lodge, provides captivating sunsets and stories of the ghostly presence of Mrs. Morgan.

Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery (Durpin Monastery)

Perched atop Durpin Hill, the Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery, or Durpin Monastery, offers a serene ambiance with chanting halls and stunning architecture. Visit in the evening for a tranquil experience and breathtaking views.

Durpin Dara Hill

Embrace the scenic beauty of Kalimpong from Durpin Dara Hill, aptly named “Binocular Hill.” Enjoy views through binoculars of the mountains, surrounding villages, and Jelep La Pass. The hill also features a golf course and a botanical garden.

Neora Valley National Park

Embark on a wildlife adventure at Neora Valley National Park, a biodiversity hotspot in Northeast India. Explore the lush 88 sq km expanse with diverse flora and fauna, including the endangered Red Panda. The park is a haven for nature enthusiasts.

Best Time To Visit Kalimpong

Kalimpong welcomes visitors throughout the year, each season offering a unique charm. The spring season (March to May) provides pleasant weather, while the summer season (June to July) attracts peak tourist flow. It’s advisable to avoid monsoon visits due to the risk of landslides. Winter (mid-December to January) showcases clear skies and snow-clad mountains, making it an ideal time for a tranquil retreat.


Embark on a journey with Destinasia, where Kalimpong’s beauty unfolds in every panoramic vista and cultural encounter. Explore, experience, and immerse yourself in the magic of Kalimpong with us.