Roasted on a seat formed overhanging edge neglecting the thundering Teesta River close by the towering snow-clad pinnacle of Mount Kangchendzonga, this slope station in West Bengal is the thing that Darjeeling used to be before its uncontrolled commercialization. Arranged on the Lesser Himalayan Ranges at a height of more than 4100 feet, Kalimpong is known for its expanded scope of attractions which incorporate elevated mountains, beguiling valleys, charming waterfalls, enrapturing lakes, Riverside enterprises and trekking trails. For the admirers of characteristic magnificence, Kalimpong is a healthy bundle that must not be missed.
Being eclipsed by the compelling Darjeeling arranged only 51 KM away, has been an aid for Kalimpong, as opposed to a revile. While Darjeeling lost its appeal dealing with an over-burden of sightseers, Kalimpong, then again, has figured out how to hold its common interest as a pure slope withdraw in the lap of the lofty Himalayas. The most apparent of all attractions at Kalimpong is the powerful Kangchendzonga – which is unmistakably noticeable from every one of the parts of the town. Rich in Tibetan and Buddhist culture, Kalimpong has a variety of religious communities to visit. The most remarkable of which is the Durpin Gompa (Zangto Pelri) arranged over the Durpin Hills. Thongsa Gompa, the most established religious community in Kalimpong, and Tharpa Choling Gompa additionally draw in a decent extent of the visitors.
Standing tall at a rise of more than 4500 feet, the Durpin Hills is the tallest point in the whole Kalimpong district. The perspectives from here are astounding. You get the opportunity to see the popular Jelep La pass on one side, while sees on the opposite side are similarly great with the dazzling Teesta winding its way through the lush valley. You will likewise see the conjunction of three waterways – Teesta, Reang, and Relli from this viewpoint. On the off chance that you need to get awesome perspectives of dawn, at that point make a beeline for the highest point of Deolo Hills. History fans may visit the Damsang Bhutanese Fort – which has been the noiseless observer to a few verifiable fights. Another must visit fascination here is the exquisite Chitray Falls, set in the midst of extremely picturesque environment.
Untamed life fans can get ready for a series of Jeep Safari inside the center territories of Neora Valley National Park. Adventurists can investigate the trekking trails which associate Kalimpong with a few remote Himalayan villages. Stream boating on the Teesta can be an exciting background while crossing the 1.5 KM long Samco Ropeway, developed more than two waterways – Teesta and Relli, is certain to give you an injection of adrenaline.