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Kalimpong Travel Guide

Kalimpong, a pure hill station in West Bengal, is situated about 50 km east of the famous tourist place Darjeeling. This hill town, commanding the attractive Teesta Valley, is at an elevation of 1250 m above the sea level and is vivacious with hustling activities. Kalimpong is situated at the foothills of gallant Shiwalik ranges in Lower Himalayas. It is considered that until the 19th century the area was governed by Bhutanese kings and was a forward post of the Bhutanese Army.

Sainted with ancient Buddhist cloisters, centuries old churches and dainty worshiped temples, Kalimpong was before a part of Bhutan until it was seized by British rulers and joined to Indian Territory. The populaces in Kalimpong are generally of Nepalis origin. These people are all transmigrated to this area in search of job opportunities. Ameliorated with lush green forests and thick plantations of tea, Kalimpong is actually marvelous and awe inspiring.

Kalimpong is celebrated for many high quality educational Institutions. Students mob to this town from the entire North Eastern region of India and also from adjacent countries like Bangladesh, Burma and Bhutan to have their higher studies. This town is bustling with flower markets, a major source of orchid flowers in the north east. One can delight the panorama of captivating flowers committed on the sideways of the street and the aromas of the flowers make you to think about an everlasting destination.

Kalimpong is a breathtaking picnic spot and one can view the bird's-eye picture of the down valley acknowledged as Teesta Ranjit Valley from the spot known as 7th Mile View Point. This city is a best place for shopping, one can come items like Tibetan Jewelries, artifacts, copperwares, handicraft details and many forms of dress materials.


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