The marvelous hill station, Kalimpong is positioned in the lesser Himalayan Range in West Bengal and is about 50Km away from Darjeeling. This hill town located on an edge overlooking the splendid view of the Teesta river. It is situated at an altitude of 1,250 meters and is full of different cultures and activities. From heritage to trendy spots, wild life to adventure, the place is vibrant and full of beautiful landscapes. You can find more details about the place in Kalimpong travel guide.
The 27th Mountain Division of Indian Army is placed on the suburbs of the town. The town was once under the reign of Bhutanese kings till 19th century and the Bhutanese Army afterward. It was also used as the gateway for trading between Tibet and India. That is why it is crowded by ethnic Nepalese and Bhutanese altogether along with the non-native immigrants from various parts of the country, who came here in search of work opportunities. Even the British era of India left its brand on the architects of the educational institutes present in Kalimpong. The rare Tibetan Buddhist scriptures can be found on its olden Buddhist monasteries, ancient churches and beautiful religious temples. To explore more, Kalimpong travel guide will be helpful for you.