It is also called Kalimpong in local dialect meaning “black spur”. As per the Lepchas Kalimpong means ‘Ridge Where we play’. It is said that these local tribesman used to organise field sports while not engaged in agricultural pursuit.
Situated at an altitude of 1250 meters it enjoys temperate climate throughout the year. Somewhat secluded and tucked away in the corner under the big Darjeeling umbrella, Kalimpong offers a quite and relaxed holiday against the backdrop of Kanchenjunga.
The journey from Darjeeling to Kalimpong is a beautiful experience. The road drops from Ghoom 7407ft., to Teesta Bazar 700 ft. in 12km and passes through lush green forests and tea gardens. One can stop at the view point of ‘Lovers Meet’ from where the confluence of river Teesta and Rangeet can be seen. One can travel direct to Siliguri from Kalimpong and this road follows the river Teesta from the hills till it emerges into the plains of Siliguri.
|3.5 Sq. miles|
|1250 metres (4100 ft)|
|86.20 inch (Yearly)|
|English, Gorkha, Bengali & Hindi|
|Summer : 27Â°C Max – Min 17.2Â°C|
|15Â°C Max – Min 7.2 Â°C|
Kalimpong places of interest
Dr. Graham’s Homes School
A unique educational institution started in 1900 by Dr. John Anderson Graham, a missionary with six orphans. The School, situated in a 500 acre estate on the slopes of Kalimpong’s highest hill, Delo, has today strength of well over 700 boys and girls, who are accommodated in small cottages in a picturesque setup. It has its own dairy, poultry and bakery. Every year in the month of May the school organizes “Mayfair”. A Day’s visit there can be enthralling.
It is the highest point in Kalimpong accessible by car. It offers a breath-taking view of the plains and the mighty Teesta.
(New Co-operative Training institute) Situated about 2km from the town on the way to Durpin Dara. Gouripur House was one of the favourite haunts of poet Rabindranath Tagore. He stayed there on his many visits to Kalimpong.
Lolay Goan/ Kaffer
Situated at the height of 5200 ft. and 56 km from Kalimpong, rich in flora and fauna has dense virgin forest. The view of Kalimpong town from here is surperb. However the complete view of Kanchanjunga Range is best viewed from here.
Situated 32 km from Kalimpong, a small town at the height of 6500 ft. rich in flora and fauna and suitable for natural excursions, bird watching and wild life.
Kalimpong is famous for its nurseries which export exotic flowers like Amaryllis Lilies, Anthuriums, Roses, Gerbera, Dahilias, Gladiolias as well as Orchids and Cacti. Some important nurseries are: Brindaban Garden Nursery, Ganesh Mani Pradhan Nursery, L.B.Pradhan Nursery, Pinewood Nursery, standard Nursery, Shangrila Garden Nursery, Twin Brothers Nursery, Universal Nursery and others.
Kalimpong Tour Packages
KALIMPONG, GANGTOK, & DARJEELING : DURATION: (6 NIGHTS/7 DAYS)
BAGDOGRA TO KALIMPONG
Meet and greet at airport/njp and transfer to Kalimpong a beautiful hill Town in a peaceful environment and on the way , enjoy the breath taking view of teesta river which flows along the roadside . it takes 2.5 hrs to reach . check in hotel and evening visit Kalimpong Market by walking (closed at 7 pm) overnight stay.
For Hotel Booking in Kalimpong Pl. Contact : +09749987557 / 09832483695