“Nestling in the lush green mid ranges of the Himalayas, this hill station of "The British Raj”

Kalimpong is a calm but surreal Buddhist town which is located 50 minutes east of Darjeeling. Known for its panoramic views, Buddhist monasteries, Tibetan handicrafts, Kalimpong is a delight to visit.

History and Culture

Apparently the area was ruled by Bhutanese kings and was a forward post of the Bhutanese Army till the 19th century. Kalimpong has an incredible stunning backdrop of towering snow-capped peaks. The population of this place comprises Hindus, Buddhists and Christians. This exotic town is beautiful, mystical and enchanting, with a rare ethnic blend of hill people. 

The peaceful ambience that pervades is heightened by the presence of monasteries and churches across the town. Kalimpong is also known for its bustling bazaars and traditional handicrafts. It is famous for its orchids and nurseries. 

Interesting facts about Kalimpong

  • Kalimpong has a well laid-out golf course near the Durpin Dara Monastery.
  • The nine-hole golf course at Sencha (near Darjeeling) is one of the highest in the world.
  • Kalimpong is an important orchid-growing area and flowers are exported from here to various countries.


Weather is generally pleasant and comfortable throughout the year. However, the best time to visit Kalimpong is during March to May.

Best Time
  • March - May

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