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Overlooking the magnificent Teesta river lies the quaint little hill station of Kalimpong in West Bengal.It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India with monasteries that will help you find inner peace, adventure sports to get the adrenaline flowing, beautiful botanical gardens to feel close to nature–there’s something for everyone in this town of West Bengal

Here are some of the best places to visit in Kalimpong:

Deolo Hill

Deolo Hill is the highest point in town and is one of the most popular tourist places in Kalimpong. There is a park on the hill founded by the tourism department where you can feel one with nature and enjoy a quiet evening watching the sunset into the horizon. Those looking for adventure can try horseback riding, paragliding, and trekking to keep the excitement up

Teesta River

The beautiful Teesta river flows through the town, making it one of the most scenic places to see in Kalimpong. The sound of the gushing water and the greenery around will bring your calm and put you in an almost meditative state. If that doesn’t sound appealing to you, you can try river rafting and get your dose of adventure out of your visit.

Morgan’s Place

Morgan’s Place is a hauntingly beautiful mansion in Kalimpong overlooking the valleys of Deolo, Kapher, Relli, and Labha. The mansion was built in the 1930s by British jute baron Mr. Morgan and is currently being managed like a hotel. Apart from the architectural wonder and the scenic beauty around, rumours of it being haunted draws most tourists here. Haunted or not, Morgan’s Place tops the list of the best places to visit in Kalimpong.

Crockety

Kalimpong is full of historical and architectural structures and one of them is the Crockety mansion. The mansion was built in the 18th century by British traders and is a popular Kalimpong tourist spot. There’s a lush green lawn outside that makes for the perfect spot to take a picture after a tour of this fascinating mansion.

Kalimpong Science Center

Science nerd of not, Kalimpong Science Center is one of the most fascinating and entertaining places you will visit in the city. The center has many activities conducted regularly that tourists can participate in. You can do your experiments too. Take a trip down memory lane to your childhood to the times you recreated those volcanos and the solar system models for science fairs. 

Durpin Dara Hill

Durpin Dara Hill is great for Kalimpong sightseeing as it offers a beautiful panoramic view of the entire town. The hill also has a golf course and a botanical garden where you and your family can spend some quality time together amid the greenery. 

Haat Bazaar

If you’re looking to know the lifestyle of the locals and take a glimpse into their daily lives, visit Haat Bazaar. Watch the locals interact, bargain, and get fresh produce at the best prices . You can get some of the freshest leafy vegetables, cheeses, chilies, and more exotic ingredients and bring a taste of Kalimpong back home.

Lepcha Museum

If you are interested in art and culture, this museum is one of the best places to visit in Kalimpong. The Lepcha community resides in Kalimpong and has a rich history and culture that this museum was built to preserve. The museum houses many indigenous musical instruments, artifacts, and articles of worship that will teach you more about the Lepcha community’s rich culture and heritage.

Kalimpong Cactus Nursery

Also called the Pine View Nursery, this is one of the best Kalimpong tourist places. The nursery has over 1500 species of cactus. The surrounding area of the nursery is also simply gorgeous, full of natural beauty that you can explore. 

Zong Dong Palri Fo Brang Gompa

Kalimpong has many Buddhist monasteries to help you get closer to your spiritual side. This beautiful monastery will give you a chance to cut off from the outside world for a few hours and find some peace. The monastery also has 110 manuscripts which you can read on your visit and learn more about Buddhism. 

When in Kalimpong, plan your stay at Summit Barsana Resort and Spa, Kalimpong - a Club Mahindra affiliate resort in Kalimpong. Many Kalimpong sightseeing spots are at a very comfortable distance from this resort. After a full day of visiting places in Kalimpong, you can come back to the resort and relax at the spa or cozy up near the fireplace and enjoy the view of the mighty Kanchenjunga. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?

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