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.

 

Durpindara:

It is the highest point in Kalimpong accessible by car. It offers a breath-taking view of the plains and the mighty Teesta.

 

Gouripur House

(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.

 

Lava:

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.


Flower Nurseries

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.