Nestled in the lower Himalayan Range, the hill station of Kalimpong is a serene place. The hill station overlooks the Teesta River which rushes by the town over the gravelly riverbed.You can get some pretty amazing views from the town. The sight of the river meandering through the gorge is a singularly splendid sight. The town itself is a melting pot of various interesting cultures and enjoyable activities. The fascinating landscape makes the town of Kalimpong all the more incredible. You can immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the region or get ready to glimpse some amazing wildlife. You can get your adrenaline flowing easily with an adventure or two.
Kalimpong is a gateway to Tibet and trading activities between peoples of the two nations are common here. You are bound to run into the ethnic Bhutanese and Nepalese here. The town itself is going to remind you of the colonial era of nation through the architecture left behind by the British. Here you will be stunned at the ancient Buddhist monasteries, old churches and the mesmerizing temples. Some of the Buddhist monasteries have rare scriptures of Tibetan Buddhism.
How to Get There
By Air :
The nearby airport of Kalimpong is Bagdogra in the vicinity of Siliguri. It is placed at a distance of 79 km from the town. This airport is networked with Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati.
By Rail :
New Jalpaiguri, which is almost 77 km away from Kalimpong. This is an important railway station in the northern Bengal and also serves as a gateway to the remote northeastern India.
By Road :
Kalimpong is also well connected by road with Siliguri, Gangtok and Darjeeling by buses, jeeps and private taxis.