The first thing that strikes the traveler visiting Kalimpong is its quiet atmosphere. The peaceful ambience that pervades is heightened by the presence of monasteries and churches across the town. Kalimpong is also known for its bustling bazaars and traditional handicrafts. It is famous for its orchids and nurseries. Kalimpong offers panoramic view of the great Himalayan ranges that lie beyond it.
A small but bustling town in the Himalayas foothills of West Bengal- Kalimpong is at an altitude of 1250 meters.
This bazaar town was originally a part of Bhutan but later it was taken over by the British and finally it became a part of West Bengal . Kalimpong is famous for its monasteries, Churches and a private library for the study of Tibetan and Himalayan languages, culture etc.
This place also has the Sericulture center and the orchid nurseries and of course the place provides some beautiful sights of the Himalayan range. Though not all travelers visit this place, which demands some attention. The journey from Darjeeling along the Teesta River is very interesting.