Kalimpong going students for industrial tour can visit various flower Nurseries or flower market engaged in exports in Kalimpong itself or you can visit various tea estates in Darjeeling. the speciality of Darjeeling tea is that its the first Indian product to receive a GI tag, it means it cannot be grown anywhere in the world. There are many tea estates (also called “tea gardens”) in Darjeeling each produce teas with different characteristics in taste and aroma. Some of the popular estates include,Arya, Avongrove, Happy Valley, Pattabong, Singla, Soureni, Vah Tukvar, Makaibari. The another industrial visit attraction can be Sidrapong Hydel Power Station, located at the foot-hills of Arya Tea Estatethe oldest hydel power station or hydroelectric power plant in India. You can also visit Cattle Feed Plant, Himul and Go dairy Plant at Siliguri.
Kalimpong has for long been in the shadows of its better known big brother – Darjeeling. Situated between the Deolo and Durbindra Hills at the foot of the mighty Himalayas, the landscape of this famous hill station in the state of West Bengal is a feast for one’s eyes.
51 km east of Darjeeling and at an altitude of 1250 metres, Kalimpong is a blaze of colour throughout the year thanks to the richness of its breathtaking flora. Apart from being a place to head to escape the heat of the plains, Kalimpong is the reminiscent of an English town, with faded, elegant buildings evocative of another era.
Sights to See
One of the highlights of a visit to Kalimpong is Pine View Nursery home to thousands of cactus plants belonging to more than a hundred of variety collected from North, South and Central America. The Nursery won many Indian as well as International accolades.
One of the major landmarks of Kalimpong, this school was built in 1900 by Dr JA Graham, a Scottish missionary. Situated on Deolo Hill overlooking the Kalimpong town Dr.Graham’s Homes is spread over an area of 500 acres with the School as its hub. A small museum gives you the information about JA Graham and his wife Katherine.
When views, few compares to the view atop the observatory point Durpin Dara, the highest point in Kalimpong. Located 3 km from the town, the place is easily accessible by car. A view of the Himalayan ranges and plains along with River Teesta from here is the ostensible reason why Kalimpong a magnet for the visitors.
A major pilgrimage place in Kalimpong is the Kalibari temple. Located about 2km from town the temple houses a huge idol of Goddess Kali and is thronged by devotees in large numbers throughout the year.
7th Mile View Point
The place is located 3km from the town on the way to Teesta bazaar. A picturesque view of Teesta Rangeet Valley awaits those visiting this spot.
- Darjeeling Tea Estate
- Sidrapong Hydel Power Station
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Located in a wonderful landscape, Mangal Dham Temple was built in 1993 by the Hindu sect Shri Krishna Pranami, in memory of late Guruji Shri Mangaldasji, who’s enshrined below the prayer hall. The shrine is visited by large number of people.
Situated about 2 kms from Kalimpong town on the way to Durpin Hill, Gauripur House is famous for being the summer retreat of poet Rabindranath Tagore. The Nobel laurate liked this hill due to its serene beauty and the extraordinary calmness and was a place for his literary works including Janmadin”, Jarathikali”, “Jaksha” , “Maya”, “Namkaran”, “Jalil Sansar” and “Apaghat” .
No visit to Kalimpong is complete without visiting the Kalimpong Market that is crowded and lively being loaded with wide variety shopping. There are two famous Kalimpong markets, one on the Main Road, the other near the 10th mile.
Situated 34 km from Kalimpong, Lava is a small town at the height of 7016 feet gateway to sthe Neora Valley National Park, the place is rich in flora and fauna and suitable for natural excursions, bird watching and wild life. Lava is also home to a Buddhist monastery.
Lolay Goan/ Kaffer
Located in an extreme end of a Himalayan Ridge, Lolay Gaon is, a small hamlet offering excellent views of the Kanchanjunga Range. At an altitude of 1675 meters, the place is nestled in the dense virgin forest. Here Jhandi Dhara offers spectacular views of sunrise and sunset. The place is rich in flora and fauna.
How would you like to travel?
- 651km from Kolkata
- 69 km from Siliguri
- 51 km from Darjeeling
- 61 km from Kurseong
- 65 km from Gangtok
- 56 km from Lolay Gaon
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