|How to get there: |
The Airport is at Bagdogra, 80 km away, directly connected to Kolkata, Delhi, and Guwahati.
|By Railways: |
The nearest Railheads are New Jalpaiguri (77 km) and Siliguri (66 km). New Jalpaiguri has connections to Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Madras, Bombay, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Tirupati, Trivandrum and Cochin.
|By Roadways: |
Kalimpong is 675 km. from Calcutta. Buses are available from the Central Bus Stand at Siliguri. From Darjeeling, DGHC provides bus services to Kalimpong. Jeeps and landrovers ply regularly between the two towns. For sightseeing in and around Kalimpong town, jeeps and cars are available on hire from private operators.
At Kalimpong, Buddhism rubs shoulders with Hinduism and Christianity. Gompas, unusual churches, temples, monks and missionaries coexist in a genial society. The quaint bustling bazaar is a shoppers delight. The picture postcard countryside around Kalimpong has vast tracts of forests around Lava and Lolegaon. It includes the wild and protected Neora National Park, reaching up to the 3,152-m. high Rachela trijunction between Bhutan, Sikkim and West Bengal. The river valleys of Git, Rishi, Rilli and the mighty Teesta, and the enchanting Samthar Plateau form a part of the counyryside. A Kalimpong-based trip offers a true town-and-country holiday, combining the pleasures of Kalimpong town with walks and treks, forest and flora exploration, bird and butterfly watching, etc. Buddhist tours, river rafting, mountain biking and nature and culture tours are also arranged from Kalimpong.
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In and Around Kalimpong : Places to See Colonial bungalows, Deolo Hill
Kalimpongs box of surprises : Kalimpong Bazaar Mangal Dhaam, Orchids