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Kalimpong formerly known as Dalingkot, is an off beat hill town in West Bengal.

It is located at an average elevation of 1,250 metres (4,101 ft).

Kalimpong is a ridge over the Teesta river and is beautiful with lot of orchids; nurseries, which export Himalayan grown flower bulbs, tubers and rhizomes.

The town also has an ancient Tibetan Buddhist monastery Zang Dhok Palri Phodang which holds a number of rare Tibetan Buddhist scriptures.

For the kids, there is Kalimpong Science Centre.

Overall, it could be great weekend destination for a family.

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Parking Difficulty : Mild
Walking Needed : For 200 meters
Time Needed : A Day or Two
Open Timings : 6.00 AM to 9:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Cooler Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Umbrella
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress with pullovers
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Japaiguri Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Cooch Behar Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH10
Nearest Landmark : En route to Sikkhim
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