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West Bengal Tourism – Beauty of Kalimpong

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Kalimpong welcomes its visitors with snow-capped peaks, pristine air and holiday weather. This hill station in West Bengal is located at an elevation of 1,219 mt above sea level.

It is a perfect place to escape with your family or a backpacking adventure trip. The beauty of this place lies in the simplicity of the region and the hospitality of the people.

Good food, great art and perfect weather draws tourist from far and wide to visit Kalimpong.

Deolo Hill

Deolo Hill

The Deolo Hill is the highest point in Kalimpong and is covered by lush green gardens. Tourists coming here can enjoy a horse ride, plan a picnic with their family or just sit back and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding regions. It is one of the best places to relax and spend some time pampering yourself.

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Kalimpong Arts and Craft Centre

Kalimpong Arts and Craft Centre

The Kalimpong Arts and Crafts Centre displays few of the personal items of Rabindranath Tagore. It is believed that these items were left behind by the great personality on his visit to this place. The centre has two large memorials in honour of this great writer and is also a vocational training ground.

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Teesta Bazaar

Teesta Bazaar

The Teesta Bazaar gets its name from the Teesta river which flows by here. The market place is filled with life, and has great food and loads of shopping venues. If that still does not bring a grin to your face, then you should also know that everything here is pocket friendly. You can also take some time out and go river rafting and enjoy the scenic views.

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Roman Catholic Church

Roman Catholic Church

The Roman Catholic Church was constructed here during the colonial times. Visitors come here to marvel at the beautiful architecture with its various carvings. Do drop in here during the evening when the ambience is peaceful and calm with the only sound being of the church bell ringing.

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Zang Dhok Palri Phodang

Zang Dhok Palri Phodang

Kalimpong has many Buddhist monasteries, of which Zang Dhok Palri Phodang is not to be missed. The two words that describe this monastery best are pristine and calm. Visitors are welcomed into the monastery with the sound of the hymns reverberating in their ears. There is a spiritual feeling that draws people here. Do spend some time with the Lamas who would only love to entertain you with their stories and folklore.

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How to Reach Kalimpong

How to Reach Kalimpong

By Air: The closest airport to Kalimpong is Siliguri located at a distance of 66 km. Also the Kolkata international airport located at a distance of 619 km connects it with the major cities in the country.

By Train: The closest railway stations to Kalimpong are Siliguri (66 km) and Jalpaiguri (112 km). Both these railway stations connect Kalimpong to the rest of the country.

By Road: Kalimpong can be accessed via SH-31 from Siliguri and is around an hour and a half hour by road. Taxis can be hailed at Siliguri airport, or a car can be booked at the town to get to Kalimpong.

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