About the Kalimpong city of West Bengal
Area of Kalimpong city of West Bengal : 3.5 sq. miles
Population of Kalimpong city of West Bengal : approximately 40000
Climate of of Kalimpong city of West Bengal :
In Summer the temperature of of Kalimpong city of West Bengal : Max 27oC - Min 7oC
In Winter the temperature of of Kalimpong city of West Bengal : Max 15oC - Min 7oC
Best Season for travel to Kalimpong city of West Bengal : March to mid June and September to December
Clothing of Kalimpong city of West Bengal: Tropical in summer and woolen in winter
Languages Spoken in Kalimpong city of West Bengal: Gorkha, English, Bengali, Hindi.
Kalimpong is one of the small and beautiful town of West Bengal. It is located at foothills of the great hill Himalayan at an altitude of 1250m. Many of the town were belonging to Sikkim. But in 18th century this town was come to the British Ruler and thus this city came under West Bengal in 19th century. And after than the city is growing and growing and it became the center place for Scottish missionary activity after 19th century. Dr Graham's orphanage and school is also there in now a days also. So Kalimpong is one of the best place for travel in West Bengal. But after this it is the busy area of West Bengal. You can find many cheap stalls in this market. Also Central bank of India is situated near this town with all modern facilities and ATM facility. So it is easy for the visitors to withdraw money from this Bank.
Attractions of Kalimpong city of West Bengal
The main attractions of Kalimpong city of West Bengal are the three monasteries. The first one is a couple of solidly built churches. The second one is the private library for the study of Tibetan and Himalayan language and culture and the third one is the orchid nurseries and the natural beauty of this small town of West Bengal. this place is also famous for trekking. So it is the best place for trackers. The main attraction of this town to journey by the Teesta River bridge. But this river is under the government of Sikkim. So if you want to take the joy then you have to take the permission from the Government of Sikkim for traveling to Kalimpong city.
Places to Visit near Kalimpong city of West Bengal
There are many places to vist near Kalimpong city of West Bengal. They are Gompas ,Flower Nurseries, Sericulture Research Institute, Dr Graham's Home, Nature Interpretation Centre and many more.
Gompas was established in the year of 1922. It was made by the people of Tibet in the respect of Dalai Lama. The distance from Gompas to Kalimpong is about 5 kms which takes about 40 minutes for walking in between them. If you come to the lower position of the hill then you can reach the Thongsa Gompa which was the oldest monastery of West Bengal. It was built in the year of 1692. But that building was destroyed by the Gurkhas. And another monastery was the Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Gompa which was built in the year of 1970. This place is just five km from Kalimpong. You can observe or can take all the joy of nature from this place. So it is one of the best tourist place of West Bengal.
There are many Flower Nurseries are present near Kalimpong city of West Bengal. So it is also called as the flower city of West Bengal. From this place many types of flowers are exported to different states of India and outside of India also.
Places to Stay in Kalimpong city of West Bengal
There are two big hotels to stay in Kalimpong. The two hotels are Himalayan Hotel and Hotel Silver Oaks. These two hotels are the best hotels of Kalimpong. You can get almost all modern facilities from these hotels.
Address of Himalayan Hotel of West Bengal
The Himalayan Hotel
Upper Cart Road
India - 734301
Phone No:+91-3552-255248 +91-3552-258602
E-mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address of Hotel Silver Oaks of West Bengal
The Silver Oaks
India - 734301
Phone No:+91-3552 -255296/255766/255767
Fax : 91-3552-255368
Website : www.elginhotels.com
There are also many Indian and Chinese restaurants situated in Kalimpong. The best restaurants of Kalimpong are :Kalimpong Park Hotel, Gomphu, Lee, Park, Mandarin and Aroma Restaurant. And there are also many bars are present in Kalimpong. They are: Silver Oaks hotel,Kalimpong Park Hotel Bar, Aroma, Gomphu's Bar etc.
How to Reach Kalimpong city of West Bengal
Reach Kalimpong city of West Bengal by Road
Kalimpong is at a distance of about 100 kms from Darjeeling. So one can easily reach to Kalimpong by bus or taxi. And it is the cheapest travel cost to travel to Kalimpong city.
Reach Kalimpong city of West Bengal by Railway
The nearest Railway Station of Kalimpong city is Siliguri Junction which is just 68 km from this city and Jalpaiguri railway station is just about 77 km from this beautiful city of Wset Bengal. So it is easy to travel by this medium and the cost is economic.
Reach Kalimpong city of West Bengal by Air
The nearest Airport of Kalimpong city is Siliguri's Bagdogra airport Junction which is just 80 km from this city. You can reach to Kalimpong by hiring a taxi from the Airport.