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Kalimpong Travel Guide

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 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.

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GETTING THERE

How to Reach Kalimpong
A scenic tranquil hill station in the state of West Bengal, Kalimpong is around 3 hours drive from both Darjeeling and Siliguri. Pleasant weather, lush greenery, snow-clad Himalayan and delicious local meals  offer immense opportunities for tourism here. Science Centre,  Deolo Hill and Zang Dhok Palri Phodang Buddhist monastery are some exclusive tourist attractions of Kalimpong. It can be conveniently reached from any part of the country by different means of transportation.
 
How to Reach Kalimpong by Air
 
The nearest airport to Kalimpong is Bagdogra in Siliguri. All major domestic airlines from various Indian cities offer good connectivity between Bagdogra and rest of India. Direct flights to Bagdogra are available from Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati. Local taxis can be availed from outside the airport to reach Kalimpong.
 
How to Reach Kalimpong by Road
 
Kalimpong is well connected by road with Siliguri, Gangtok, Kolkata and Darjeeling. Regular buses from Darjeeling, Gangtok and Siliguri ply to Kalimpong.
 
How to Reach Kalimpong by Rail
 
Kalimpong does not have its own railway station and the nearest railhead is New Jalpaiguri Station. This is a very important railway station of North Bengal and direct trains from Kolkata, Delhi and New Jalpaiguri. Pre-paid taxis are available outside the station and can be availed to reach Kalimpong. 

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What is the approx rate of a 4 seater car for 1 day sightseeing in Kalimpong and to Bagdogra airport?
The charges for the vehicle will be Rs, 2800 for a Wagon R and Rs, 3500 for a bolero or a sumo for kalimpong sight seeing and drop to NJP. Thank you
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is it raining in kalimpong now? how cold is it?
It usually rains in August. Average temperature would be from 20 to 25 degrees ... Reply From, The Atrium Park, Homestay, Kalimpong
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What's the best place for a romantic meal in Kalimpong?
the romantic place in kalimpong area is DELO PARK ,LAVA MONASTERY the both place are very famous and a romantic plzace too .....
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Need hotels near taxi stand, Please suggest.
Lots are there ... You'll find many as soon as you drop down ... don't worry. Reply From, The Atrium Park, Homestay, Kalimpong
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What are the best places to eat in Kalimpong?
There is a Chinese Restaurant above the taxi stand. It's the best place by far.
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