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Kalimpong

51 km east of Darjeeling, Kalimpong is a beatiful hill station on the Shivalik ranges (foothills of Himalayas) at an altitude of 1250 m and overlooking the Teesta Valley. The town centre is on a ridge connecting two hills, Deolo Hill and Durpin Hill. It is renowned for its panoramic valley views, Buddhists monasteries, churches and Tibetan handicraft. Until the mid-19th century, the area around Kalimpong was ruled in succession by the Sikkimese and Bhutanese kingdoms. The area was sparsely populated by the indigenous Lepcha community and migrant Bhutia and Limbu tribes.

Dotted with ancient Buddhist monasteries, centuries old churches and exquisite revered temples, Kalimpong marks the Bhutanese history till it was wrested by British rule. The Jang Dong Palriffo Brang (Durpin Monastery) and Thongsa Gompa (Bhutanese Monastery) are some famous places to visit.

Explore & Experience–

  • Deolo Hills
  • Durpin Dara Hill
  • Thongsa Gompa
  • Jang Dong Palriffo Brang Gompa
  • St.Theresa Catholic Church
  • Morgan House
  • Cactus Nursery
  • The Army Golf Club
  • Teesta River Rafting

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