Kalimpong - one of the famous hill stations in West Bengal, India

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Kalimpong is a virgin hill station in West Bengal famous for the scenery and valley view, Buddhist monasteries and churches and Tibetan handicrafts and many more.

Situated in the east of Darjeeling, Kalimpong is a hill station on the foot hills of Shivalik ranges at an elevation of 1200 meters in the Teesta Valley. It is said that the area was under the rule of Bhutanese kings and was a forward post of the Bhutanese Army till the 19th century.

Although it is a small hill station in contrast to Darjeeling, the other famous hill station in West Bengal, Kalimpong has a similar outline, old colonial residences, exquisite gardens, Buddhist monasteries, century old churches, educational institutes and wonderful revered temples Kalimpong represents the Bhutanese history till it was wrested by British.
The orchids and flower nurseries, the splendid views of mountains, oak trees and the loads of flowers makes Kalimpong an pretty hill resort for adventure, eco tourism and trekking.

Best time / season / when to visit : March to June and September to December

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