• +91 9932431887/ 8436780362
  • sales@sheeyatourntravels.com

Kalimpong Photos & Description

About Kalimpong

Kalimpong is one among the many popular hill stations in India that has managed to keep its natural beauty even though it is a popular summer retreat for many people.Kalimpong is in the northeast of India. To be more precise, it actually is situated on the northern part of West Bengal. It is at a height of 1,250 meters above sea level, on the foothills of the eastern Himalayas and is about 50kms east of Darjeeling and 80kms from Gangtok (Sikkim).

Thongsa Gompa, also known as the Bhutanese Monastery is the oldest monastery in Kalimpong and was founded in the year 1692. Though the old structure was destroyed by the Gorkhas, it was rebuilt on the same site.Another place is Pedong monastery, which is 26 kms from Kalimpong. It is an old Buddhist monastery, which was established in 1837. If you are an early riser, then you can catch the beautiful sunrise at the Lolay Gaon, which is 56kms from town and offers a great view of the Khangchendzonga.

Kalimpong Major Place to Visit

kalimpong-tourism-places-to-visit-in-deolo-hill

Deolo Hill

Deolo Hill is one of the two hills that the town of Kalimpong stands between Kalimpong is situated on a ridge connecting the two hills, Durpin and Deolo. The hill is 5,590 feet above sea level and is the highest point of Kalimpong town. The hill is located north east of the town. Three water reservoirs, two of which serve as the primary drinking water source to the town are present atop this hill. The town of Kalimpong, the surrounding villages of Relli valley, Teesta River and its valleys all can be viewed from this point. On a clear day, the snow-clad mountains of West Sikkim are also visible from this hill. Overall Deolo provides a panoramic 360 degree view of Kalimpong town and its neighbouring hills.

kalimpong-tourism-places-to-visit-in-neora-national-park

Neora National Park

Neora Valley National Park is situated in Kalimpong. It was established in 1986. It spreads over an area of 88 square kilometres and it is one of the richest biological zones in the entire Eastern India. It is the land of the elegant red panda. Much of the park is still inaccessible, making it an adventurous place for the nature lovers. The forests consists of mixed species like rhododendron, bamboo, oak, ferns, sal, etc. The valley also has numerous species of orchids. Mammals reported from this area are Indian leopard, five species of civet, black bear, sloth bear, golden cat, wild boar, leopard cat, goral, serow, barking deer, sambar, Himalayan flying squirrel and thar. The most exotic of all is Red Panda.

kalimpong-tourism-places-to-visit-in-mangal-dham

Mangal Dham

Mangal Dham is one of the most significant religious centres in the beautiful hill station of Kalimpong. This Hindu temple located in Kalimpong is at a distance of 1 kilometre from Kalimpong Bus Station. The place was built in the memory of Guruji Shir Mangaldasji Maharaj who in 1940 arrived at Kalimpong and made it his home. He got several orphanages, schools and temples constructed here to serve God and humans. The whole theme of the dham is Knowledge, Devotion and Service. Spreading over an area of about two acres, the temple features a prayer hall on the top floor where idol of Raj Shyamji is placed. So make sure to visit this pure and pious spots whenever in Kalimpong.

kalimpong-tourism-places-to-visit-in-dr-graham's-homes

Dr Graham's Homes

Dr. Graham's Homes was founded in 1900 by Dr. John Anderson Graham, a missionary of the Church of Scotland, who settled in Kalimpong. He worked with the local community for several years during the turn of the 20th century. Dr Graham noticed a particular group of children who faced humiliation, social ostracism and neglect. They were the illegitimate kids of British Tea planters and local Asameese / Nepali and Khasi women. These women and their kids often suffered pathetic conditions when the planters married and brought in British brides. Dr Graham resolved to do something for this bunch of children and met with the Governor of Bengal Sir Woodburn along with a few other sponsors. This was the first step of his dream to enable poor and deprived Eurasian and European kids live a life of dignity. The Grahams Homes began as an isolated pure educational and social environment construct in which these kids could forget that unhealthy atmosphere that they were subjected to. It started only with one cottage that accommodated up to 35 children. Over the years it has grown as a well known multi religious and co-educational school spanning over 500 acres of lush landscape and having some 50 cottages. It is located on the way to Deolo Hills. You can walk across to various parts of the school.

Book Now