Kalimpong Travel Guide
“Experience: Kalimpong is for the one who wishes to be far away from the crowded hill stations. One can walk through this small town to relish its beauty. The souveneer shops are not very costly and the people helpful. But on the whole it is a place to relax and give some quality town to yourself.Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sight seeing does not take long if you drive around. The...”
“Experience: Kalimpong is for the one who wishes to be far away from the crowded hill stations. One can walk through this small town to relish its beauty. The souveneer shops are not very costly and the people helpful. But on the whole it is a place to relax and give some quality town to yourself.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sight seeing does not take long if you drive around. The monasteries likeJang-Dong-Palriffo Brang, Dello Hills and the nurseries are a places to visit. Don\'t miss the view of Kalimpong town from the Dello Hills. For the foodies there are good Momos and of course the unique Fing or glass noodles.
Activities & things to do: Kalimpong is best explored on foot. Its a quiet and sleepy town. Just relish.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: One can take taxi from New Jalpaiguri, Siliguri or Bagdogra. It takes around 2-3 hours to reach Kalimpong from the earlier mentioned places. Shared taxis are also available. As a warning, the visitors are to keep in mind that this sleepy town lacks night life and the hotels prefer to have the orders for dinner early.”
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- State: West Bengal
- Famous for/as: Hill
Kalimpong is a scenic town located in Darjeeling in West Bengal. It is a hill station in the Lesser Himalayas also called the Mahabharata range. The town is located at an average elevation of 1,250 meters (4,101 ft) above sea level. History of KalimpongThe town was initially known as Kaleebung and later on, the name was converted to Kalimpong. There are quite a few stories behind the town’s name. Some people believe that it is derived from a fibrous plant Kaulim found in this region. However, according to K.P. Tamsang, author of ‘The Untold and Unknown Reality about the Lepchas’, the name Kalenpung is the root word for the Kalimpong, which is the fibrous plant found here. This in Lepcha means ‘Hillock of Assemblage’. Other theories suggest that the name has been derived from a place in...
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