Kalimpong, The Secret Hill- Bengal Tourism Guide (2020)

Kalimpong is a budding tourist destination, more popular among people who are crazy for hill stations. Kalimpong is a sleepy little princess town, with loads of attractions. Kalimpong is located at an altitude of 1200 metres from sea level, approximately 500 kilometres east of Darjeeling. 

What to expect in Kalimpong?

Kalimpong, the name itself instigates a feeling of adventure in people. The best attraction of Kalimpong is a sheet of bright white snow that spreads its wings over the entire town. The beautiful snowy hills with the backdrop of green forest and dark clouds will make you breathe in nature. You will get breathtaking views of Kanchenjunga and Chola Range from Kalimpong as a bonus.

Best time to visit Kalimpong

Although the climate remains comfortable throughout the year, yet it is a wise decision to flee to Kalimpong for a trip during the summer months of April and May. Kalimpong shivers even in the sultry summer and hence, you get a chance to escape the heat of the plains. 

But if you are looking for snowfall and chilly winters high up in Kalimpong, then winter months are best fit for you. Try to avoid visiting Kalimpong during the rainy season, i.e., the months of June and July.

Top sights in Kalimpong

Phodong Monastery

Bara Mangwa Farmhouse

Lepcha Museum

Zang Dhok Palri Monastery

Kalimpong Science Center

How to reach Kalimpong?

Kalimpong is a remotely located hill station, absolutely to the north of West Bengal. Transportation is quite clumsy, but the beauty of nature will compensate for that. The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport, from where you can travel to this peaceful city using a cab or taxi. The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) Railway Station and the city is only about a dozen kilometres from the station.

Who should visit Kalimpong?

The place is best for honeymoon or couples wanting to enjoy the beauty of nature. Even solo travellers find the city of Kalimpong to be paradise. If you are a freak of hugging nature or clicking some mind-blowing snaps, then Kalimpong welcomes you with open arms.

Food to taste in Kalimpong

The food lovers are always in search of some signature dishes of a place, wherever they go. In Kalimpong, Bengali, Chinese and Tibetian food are available widely. Do not forget to nibble Momos and take a sip of the famous Darjeeling Tea, when you are visiting Kalimpong.

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