"The City on Mountain"

A Town in West Bengal, India

Interest Measure for Kalimpong

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

Best Interests at Kalimpong

Best to enjoy with


How is the weather at Kalimpong


Height(Altitude) of Kalimpong from sea level:  3655 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  27.0586580°N, 88.4712009°E
Ecosystem:  Hill  

Food, Culture and Language at Kalimpong

Food Availability:  Indian, Tibetan 
Regional Language:  Bangla
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

Why travel Kalimpong?

Kalimpong is a hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located at an average elevation of 1,250 metres.
The area around Kalimpong lies in the Eastern Himalayas, which is classified as an ecological hotspot, one of only three among the ecoregions of India. Neora Valley National Park that lies within the Kalimpong subdivision and is home to tigers. Acacia is the most commonly found species at lower altitudes, while cinnamon, ficus, bamboo, cacti and cardamom, are found in the hillsides around Kalimpong.
The summer and spring seasons are the most popular with tourists, keeping many of town's residents employed directly and indirectly.
Kalimpong is well renowned for its cheese, noodles and lollipops. Kalimpong exports a wide range of traditional handicrafts, wood-carvings, embroidered items, bags and purses with tapestry work, copper ware, scrolls, Tibetan jewellery and artifacts.
Add to favorite 

7 Places to visit and Things to do in Kalimpong

Deolo Hill at Kalimpong

Deolo Hill

Deolo Hill is one of the two hills that the town of Kalimpong stands between. Kalimpong is situated on a ridge connecting the two hills, Durpin and Deolo. The hill is 1,704 m (5,590 ft) above msl and is the highest point of Kalimpong town. The town of Kalimpong, the surrounding villages of Relli valley, Teesta River and its valleys all can be viewed from this point. On a clear day, the snow-clad mountains of West Sikkim are also visible from this hill. At the summit of this hill, there is a park built for recreation purposes which feature exotic flowers. The park is a popular picnic spot for tourists as well as locals.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Pineview Nursery, Kalimpong at Kalimpong

Pineview Nursery, Kalimpong

Most beautiful memorizing place of nature, with playing of colors and shapes. It is a beauty of nature and surrounding with lots and lot of magical nature with great gesture. A class of handling Cactus plants with full of care. Best time to visit is april to may season.
Expenses - ₹10
Time needed - 1 hours
St. Theresa Catholic Church at Kalimpong

St. Theresa Catholic Church

St Theresa's Church was commissioned by a missionary in 1929 by Swiss Jesuits. The church was built by local craftsmen and resembles a Bhutanese monastery. Influence of the Tibetan architectural design can be seen in the structure of the church. Carved apostles which look like Buddhist monks and the carvings on doors which resemble tashi tagye (the 8 auspicious symbols of the Himalayan Buddhism) show the influence of Tibetan architecture. From the church, one has the chance of viewing the scenic Himalayan ranges.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours
Morgan House, Kalimpong at Kalimpong

Morgan House, Kalimpong

#Cultural Heritage
Morgan house is one of the colonial bungalows of the British Raj period situated in the town of Kalimpong. Morgan house has been converted into a tourist lodge by the government of India. It was originally the home of a rich jute merchant from Britain. The garden is very good and the scenic view of the mountains from the house is excellent. Morgan house is open for public viewing. It is now a budget hotel / guest house and is a very comfortable place to stay. It is a heaven on earth for bird and wildlife watchers as the marshes around attract wildlife.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Thongsa Gompa at Kalimpong

Thongsa Gompa

This is the oldest monsatery in Kalimpong which was built in 1692. It's also known as the Bhutan Monastery and located close to Mangal Dham. The monastery is a perfect place for meditation.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Tharpa Choling Monastery at Kalimpong

Tharpa Choling Monastery

Gaden Tharpa Choling Monastery is a Gelugpa monastery situated at the hilltop in Kalimpong, India. Excellent monastery with colourful and vibrant idols and peaceful ambience. Do visit this Monastery if you are visiting Kalimpong. Do visit all the floors and see the magnificent himalayas from top floor.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours

Map of Kalimpong and Places to visit in Kalimpong

load map of Kalimpong and places to visit
Click to load the map
Content of this page was last updated at Jul 23, 2016