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Kalimpong
Kalimpong MapSmall town perched at an altitude of one,250 metres, It is situated in the state of West Bengal at a distance of 50 km from Darjeeling. Till about hundred years ago, Kalimpong was a small hamlet. In 1916, the area was made in to a separate subdivision with Kalimpong as the headquarters. Today Kalimpong has been developed as a popular tourist resort. Kalimpong has a very mild climate. Summers are sunny and are the best times to visit this place. The winter season lasts from September to February when the maximum temperature can drop to 7°C making the nights chilled.

Kalimpong Facts

• Area 8.68 sq. km

• Population 38,832

• Altitude 1,250 metres above sea level

• Languages Bengali, Nepali, Hindi and English

• STD Code 03552

• Best time to visit April–June

Tourist Attractions in Kalimpong

For lovers of natural beauty, Kalimpong is a place not to be missed. The town offers a fascinating view of the surrounding mountainous countryside. A quantity of the fascinating spots in the town are Dr. Grahams Home, Tharpa Choling Monastery, Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Monastery, Durpin Dara Hill & Lepcha Museum.

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