Kalimpong boasts of a lovely ambience and a large variety of the flora and fauna that is found in this lovely hill resort of the northern part of West Bengal. There are many tourist attractions in Kalimpong that are simply a delight to witness. Some of the tourist attractions include;
Durpin Dhara :- This tourist attraction is the peak point in Kalimpong that offers a awe-inspiring view of the rolling plains and the mighty Teesta. The monastery of Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang is also having its location here.
Dr. Graham's Homes :- This is one of the other tourist attractions in Kalimpong and is a distinctive educational institute. This institute houses 700 boys and girls today and is spread over a 500 acre estate having its own dairy, poultry and bakery.
Thongsha Gumpha :- One will also come across the oldest monastery in this region which is of Bhutanese origin and was built in the year 1630 as one of the tourist attractions in Kalimpong.
Gauripur House :- This place owns the honour of being one of the favourite retreats of Poet Rabindranath Tagore. Now it has been transformed into a Co-operative Training Institute.
Flower Nurseries :- Brindaban Garden Nursery, Ganesh Mani Pradhan Nursery, L.B. Pradhan Nursery, Pinewood Nursery, Standard Nursery, Shangrila Garden Nursery, Twin Brothers Nursery, Universal Nursery are renowned for interesting flowers such as Amaryllis, Lilies, Anthuriums, Roses, Gerbera, dahlias, gladiolas as well as Orchids and Cacti.
Lava and Lolay Gaon are the other tourist attractions which are located in the vicinity of Kalimpong and offer a good place for some of the most intimate escapes.
How to Reach:
By Air :- Bagdogra is the nearest airport to Kalimpong. Kalimpong can be reached from Bagdogra and regular flights serve Bagdogra.
By Rail :- The rail connection to Kalimpong is from New Jalpaiguri and regular railways from Howrah-Sealdah and Delhi serve this station.
By Road :- One has to go through Siliguri which is the gateway of Kalimpong in order to reach there. Siliguri is connected well by the roadways to Kolkata, Guwahati and Patna.
Kalimpong is located at a height of (4100ft) and is a peaceful hill retreat. Being positioned in the northern part of West Bengal, it is juxtaposed to the state of Sikkim. Rising and falling stretches of green deciduous trees and multitude varieties of orchids are simply dazzling to the eyes. There are many monasteries and other fine tourist attractions that are simply amazing to look at. So, a trip to Kalimpong becomes almost mandatory on a tourist's vacations in West Bengal.