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Kalimpong

The Serene Beauty

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  • General Information

    District: Darjiling, State: West Bengal, India
    Area: 36021 Sq. Km.
    Languages Spoken: Bengali, Nepali, Hindi and English
    Long Distance Code: +91-3552
    Importance: Hill Resort
    Best Time to Visit: January to December
  • Description

    The best part about Kalimpong is the serenity with its stunning beauty. Nestling in the lush green mid ranges of the Himalayas, this hill station has an incredible stunning backdrop of towering snow-capped peaks. There are three lines of origin of the name of the town. Kalimpong means king's minister's strong hold, a Bhutanese word, but also called Kalimpong in local dialect meaning "black spur". As per Lepchas, Kalimpong means 'ridge where we play' as the local tribesmen used to organize field sports while not engaged in agricultural pursuit which gave the town its name. It was ruled by Bhutan for 155 years, and was annexed by the British only in 1865, after which it flourished as a center of wool trade with Tibet. Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity with their respective Gumpas, unusual churches, temples, monks and missionaries have a jovial coexistence in Kalimpong. Somewhat secluded and tucked away in the corner under big Darjeeling umbrella, Kalimpong offers a quiet and relaxed holiday, against the backdrop of the Kanchenjunga.<br />Kalimpong has some of the most exotic flowers and is famous for its orchids' nurseries. The local weather and the soil structure is perfect for the growth of exotic flora because of which it gets the name the city of orchids. With beautiful orchids, old colonial bungalows, scenic viewpoints and above all the panorama of snows is what Kalimpong is all that a traveler wants.
  • Location

    Cradled between the Deolo and Durpin Dara Hills, Kalimpong is a beautiful hill station perched at the height of about 1250 meters. This small town of 9 sq. km. houses a population of around 40,000, comprising Nepalese, Bhutias and Lepchas.
Dr. Graham's HomesAbout three km from Kalimpong town, stands Dr. Graham's Homes. This extraordinary educational institute has a campus of 500 acres, with its own farm, bakery, dairy, poultry, clothing department, hospital and chapel. Started in 1900 by Scotsman, Rev. Dr. John Anderson Graham, as a home for six orphans, it is now a public school with around 900 students. They are given extra training in handicrafts. The School celebrated its Centenary in Year 2000.
Durpin DaraAbout two km. from Kalimpong, Durpin Dara looms above the town to the southwest. This is an observation point from where one can have a breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges and the valleys, the rivers and the plains. Durpin Dara was once a survey point, and hence the name, which means Binocular Ridge.\r\n
Deolo Tourism ComplexThe Deolo Hill is situated on the road to Kalimpong, from Darjeeling. Atop the 1914 meter hill, the Deolo View Point offers an excellent view of snow peaks, Kalimpong town and the confluence of the Rangeet and Teesta rivers. The Deolo Lake is Kalimpong towns water reservoir.

Remarks: Rs. 50 Entrance fee per person for foreigner & Rs. 5 for Indian.

The Mangal DhaamIt is a recently constructed temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a wonderful piece of architecture.
The Thongsha GompaOne of the most important and also the most ancient Buddhist temples in the area, the Thongsha Gompa was built in 1630.
Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang MonasteryOffering a beautiful view of the city is the Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Monastery. Established in 1970 and consecrated personally by the Dalai Lama, it has impressive wall paintings and frescoes in the prayer hall and an excellent collection of thankas, and a rare three-dimensional mandala and an image of the 1000-armed Chenrazee or Avalokiteswara upstairs. This monastery contains the Kangyur, the Tibetan Buddhist religious text, in all its 108 volumes. There is also a large image of Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padma Sambhava, the patron saint and founder of the Nyingmapa Order of Buddhism. Near the monastery is the world's highest nine hole Golf Course.\r\n
Pine View NurseryThe Pine View Nursery, it has over 1,500 different varieties of cactuses.With the enriching expertise, we have nurtured a wide range of Flowering Bulbs and Tubers, including some of the world's finest.

Remarks: INR 10 per person

Eastern Golden Triangle with Sikkim and Darjeeling / PI-089 (16 Days / 15 Nights)
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This itinerary will take you to the journey of eastern India. Starting from the largest city of India, Kolkata, which has a wonderful fusion of modern and ancient with rich and poor, to the religious and ancient towns of Konark and Puri. The world heritage temples will give you an insight of the East Indian architectural prowess of the ancient days. Experience the soothing sea at Gopalpur and the calmness of the Chilka Lake. Take an extension to the tiny state of Sikkim, nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas and shadowed by the majestic Kanchandzonga. With spectacular view of the Himalayas, Sikkim is one of he largest orchid producer in India which bloom at every nook and corner of the state.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Kolkata
Day 2 : Kolkata
Day 3 : Kolkata - Bhubaneshwar
Day 4 : Bhubaneshwar - Konark - Puri
Day 5 : Puri
Day 6 : Puri - Gopalpur
Day 7 : Gopalpur
Day 8 : Gopalpur
Day 9 : Gopalpur-Bhubaneshwar-Kolkata
Day 10 : Kolkata
Day 11 : Kolkata-Bagdogra-Darjeeling
Day 12 : Darjeeling
Day 13 : Darjeeling - Gangtok
Day 14 : Gangtok
Day 15 : Gangtok - Kalimpong
Day 16 : Kalimpong-Bagdogra-Kolkata
Essence of North East

Essence of North East
(9 Days / 8 Nights)

 102871
Essence of North East / PI-029 (9 Days / 8 Nights)
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Land in the Country''s largest city -Kolkata, one of the most populous in the World. Onto Darjeeling from where one can watch the sunrise over Mount Everest from tiger hill, the legendary Darjeeling teas are cultivated here and Toy train is a memorable experience. Sikkim is the paradise placed in the Himalayas. Cocooned for centuries by the great mountains, its forests have over 500 verities of orchids. Sitting pretty on the erstwhile trade route between India and Tibet, Kalimpong has a diverse and rich heritage coming from the various people that inhabited it. It offers the visitor a glimpse into the rich cultures of the Bhutanese, the Nepalese, the Tibetans and the Lepchas.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Kolkata
Day 2 : Kolkata - Bagdogra - Darjeeling
Day 3 : Darjeeling
Day 4 : Darjeeling - Gangtok
Day 5 : Gangtok
Day 6 : Gangtok - Kalimpong
Day 7 : Kalimpong
Day 8 : Kalimpong-Bagdogra-Kolkata
Day 9 : Kolkata
Wildlife Tour of East India

Wildlife Tour of East India
(14 Days / 13 Nights)

 101534
Wildlife Tour of East India / PI-0327 (14 Days / 13 Nights)
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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi
Day 3 : Delhi
Day 4 : Delhi - Guwahati - Kaziranga
Day 5 : Kaziranga
Day 6 : Kaziranga-Guwahati
Day 7 : Guwahati-Bagdogra-Kalimpong
Day 8 : Kalimpong
Day 9 : Kalimpong - Siliguri - Kolkata
Day 10 : Kolkata
Day 11 : Kolkata - Sunderban
Day 12 : Sunderban
Day 13 : Sunderban
Day 14 : Kolkata - Delhi
Eastern India Sikkim and Bhutan

Eastern India Sikkim and Bhutan
(13 Days / 12 Nights)

On Request
Eastern India Sikkim and Bhutan / PI-027 (13 Days / 12 Nights)
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This tour takes you to the lands of splendour and wonder. From the largest city of India, Kolkata, to the nature''s paradise of Sikkim, full of blooming orchids and flowing rivers to the verdant greenery till the eyes can reach of Bhutan. Bhutan is also known as the world''s last remaining Himalayan kingdom. Visiting the spectacular Paro and Thimpu valley reach back to Kolkata from where an extension to Bhubaneshwar Konark with an ancient world heritage site of the beautiful Sun temple and the seren beach of Puri can be undertaken.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Kolkata
Day 2 : Kolkata
Day 3 : Kolkata - Paro
Day 4 : Paro - Thimphu
Day 5 : Thimphu
Day 6 : Thimphu - Dooars
Day 7 : Dooars - Gangtok
Day 8 : Gangtok
Day 9 : Gangtok - Darjeeling
Day 10 : Darjeeling
Day 11 : Darjeeling - Kalimpong
Day 12 : Kalimpong
Day 13 : Kalimpong - Kolkata
Rajasthan Heritage and Monasteries Tour

Rajasthan Heritage and Monasteries Tour
(19 Days / 18 Nights)

On Request
Rajasthan Heritage and Monasteries Tour / PI-0404 (19 Days / 18 Nights)
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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi - Mandawa
Day 3 : Mandawa - Bikaner
Day 4 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Day 5 : Jaisalmer
Day 6 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Luni
Day 7 : Luni - Udaipur
Day 8 : Udaipur
Day 9 : Udaipur - Pushkar
Day 10 : Pushkar - Jaipur
Day 11 : Jaipur
Day 12 : Jaipur - Agra
Day 13 : Agra
Day 14 : Delhi-Siliguri
Day 15 : Darjeeling
Day 16 : Darjeeling - Pelling
Day 17 : Pelling - Gangtok
Day 18 : Gangtok - Kalimpong
Day 19 : Kalimpong - Bagdogara - Delhi
India Nepal Tour

India Nepal Tour
(30 Days / 29 Nights)

On Request
India Nepal Tour / PI-0430 (30 Days / 29 Nights)
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Combining the best of India and Nepal in one superbly planned trip, this tour takes you across the two nations of India and Nepal with amazing ease and precision. Experience the valor and color of Kolkata Bazaars, visit the amazing climes of Darjeeling and Gangtok, take walk through the jungles in Chitwan National Park and experience the amazing Nepalese hospitality in the urban Kathmandu.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Kolkata
Day 2 : Kolkata
Day 3 : Kolkata - Malda Town
Day 4 : Malda Town
Day 5 : Malda Town - New Jalpaiguri - Kanchanjanga - New Jalpaiguri - Siliguri
Day 6 : Siliguri
Day 7 : Siligri - Jalpaiguri - Darjeeling
Day 8 : Darjeeling
Day 9 : Darjeeling - Pelling
Day 10 : Pemayangtse - Gangtok
Day 11 : Gangtok
Day 12 : Gangtok
Day 13 : Gangtok - Lachung
Day 14 : Lachung - Yumthang - Lachung
Day 15 : Lachung - Gangtok
Day 16 : Gangtok - Pemayangtse
Day 17 : Pemayangtse - Kalimpong
Day 18 : Kalimpong
Day 19 : Kalimpong - Darjeeling
Day 20 : Darjeeling - Bhadrapur Airport - Kathmandu
Day 21 : Kathmandu
Day 22 : Kathmandu
Day 23 : Kathmandu - Pokhara
Day 24 : Pokhara - Chitwan
Day 25 : Chitwan
Day 26 : Chitwan - Kathmandu
Day 27 : Kathmandu - Delhi
Day 28 : Delhi
Day 29 : Delhi
Day 30 : Delhi
The Dragon Trail - Sikkim And Bhutan

The Dragon Trail - Sikkim And Bhutan
(19 Days / 18 Nights)

On Request
The Dragon Trail - Sikkim And Bhutan / PI-0489 (19 Days / 18 Nights)
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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi - Bagdogra - Darjeeling
Day 3 : Darjeeling
Day 4 : Darjeeling-Maneybhanjang
Day 5 : Tonglu-Kalpokhari
Day 6 : kalipokhari-sandakphu
Day 7 : Sandakphu-Rimbik
Day 8 : Darjeeling-Gangtok
Day 9 : Gangtok - Kalimpong
Day 10 : Kalimpong-Phuentsholing
Day 11 : Phuentsholing-Thimphu
Day 12 : Thimphu
Day 13 : Thimphu-Trongsa
Day 14 : Trongsa-Bumthang
Day 15 : Bumthang
Day 16 : Bumthang-Gangtey
Day 17 : Gangtey-Paro
Day 18 : Paro
Day 19 : Paro-Delhi
Beautiful Sikkim with Orissa

Beautiful Sikkim with Orissa
(16 Days / 15 Nights)

On Request
Beautiful Sikkim with Orissa / PI-088 (16 Days / 15 Nights)
Kolkata-Paro-Thimphu-Dooars-Gangtok-Darjeeling-Kalimpong-Kolkata-Bhubaneshwar-Puri-Bhubaneshwar-Kolkata

This tour takes you to the lands of splendor and wonder. From Kolkata to the nature's paradise of Sikkim which is full of blooming orchids and flowing rivers to the verdant greenery till the eyes can reach of Bhutan. Also known as the world's last remaining Himalayan kingdom, Bhutan promises loads of spectacular attractions from where you can go on to visit Konark temple of Bhubaneshwar where an ancient world heritage waits for you.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Kolkata
Day 2 : Kolkata
Day 3 : Kolkata - Paro
Day 4 : Paro - Thimphu
Day 5 : Thimphu
Day 6 : Thimphu - Dooars
Day 7 : Dooars - Gangtok
Day 8 : Gangtok
Day 9 : Gangtok - Darjeeling
Day 10 : Darjeeling
Day 11 : Darjeeling - Kalimpong
Day 12 : Kalimpong
Day 13 : Kalimpong - Kolkata
Day 14 : Kolkata - Bhubaneshwar
Day 15 : Bhubaneshwar - Puri
Day 16 : Puri - Bhubaneshwar - Kolkata

Kalimpong, India Tours

THE SOOD'S GARDEN...
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J P LODGE
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HOTEL GARDEN REACH
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Kalimpong, India
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HOTEL SILVER OAK
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Kalimpong, India
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HIMALAYAN HOTEL
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KALIMPONG PARK
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Kalimpong, India
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