Kalimpong Travel Guide

Seek blessings of Mata Vaishno Devi and make the most of your vacations. Travel to this divine destination and feel the energy reverberate. Vaishno Devi is one of the most popular shrines in North India. Plan a trip with your family or friends.

Seek blessings of Mata Vaishno Devi and make the most of your vacations. Travel to this divine destination and feel the energy reverberate. Vaishno Devi is one of the most popular shrines in North India. Plan a trip with your family or friends.

  • Population

    199 million

  • Top Sites

    Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden

  • Temprature


    10°C to 30°C
    Summer
    (April to June)
    Around 35°C
    Monsoon
    (July to Sep)
    10°C to 15°C
    Winter
    (Oct to Feb)
  • Scenic, Serene, & Stunning Hill Town

  • Kalimpong hill station is in West Bengal state of India and is perched at an elevation of 1,250 metres above mean sea level. This unspoiled hill station is loved for its panoramic views of valleys, old-world charm churches, serene Buddhists monasteries, colonial-era architecture and beautiful Tibetan-handicrafts. Just an hour from Darjeeling, Kalimpong is often tagged along with Darjeeling by tourists. People also come here for a day tour. The valley overlooks the Teesta river with fascinating nurseries of exotic flowers all over. Kalimpong is rightly called the Land of Bengal's Beautiful Flowers as it full of nurseries that grow commercial flowers and these flower beds enhance the beauty of this valley, further.

  • It is believed that Kalimpong was ruled by Bhutanese kings and the place was a forward post of Bhutanese Army. Dotted with ancient monasteries, churches and exquisite temples this place stands as a testimony to the Bhutanese history. The place was wrested by British rulers, later and further it became a part of Indian state West Bengal.

  • The place in bygone days served as an important trade post between India and Tibet. Presently, tourism being the prime industry next to flower nurseries, people earn a bit during the summer and spring seasons, when tourism is at boom.

  • Blessed with immense natural beauty and a wonderful weather, all though the year Kalimpong is a place to relax and unwind. Sightseeing here should include Jang Dong Palriffo Brang (Monastery), Durpin Gompa, Thongsa Gompa (Bhutanese Monastery), Tharpa Choling Gompa, Catholic church, St Teresa’s Church, MacFarlane Church, Dr Graham's Homes - a school perched on the Deolo hill, Kanchenjunga view point, Golf Course, Cactus Nursery, Lepcha Heritage Museum, Himalayan Handmade Paper Industry, and make sure to visit the flower markets. There is not much for sightseeing here nevertheless, wander around and enjoy the beauty of this not so crowded locale.

  • Kalimpong is growing its popularity as a hiking zone, so if you are the type then this place has a myriad of options for you. Once can also shop for paintings, wall hanging, thankhas, statues, knives, dragons and variety of other decorative items made from bone, masks, porcelain, and crystal for souvenirs.