Kalimpong is at an altitude of 4100 feet. Due to the relatively lower altitude compared to Darjeeling or Gangtok, the weather is milder and pleasant most of the year. And that is why it is suitable for all tourists who are looking for such pleasant weather combined with a beautiful view of Kanchenjunga and other snow peaks in the Himalayas, wide landscapes and lush greenery.
Trekking, Forest Trails, Homestay, Cottages, LEISURE
Lava is located at an altitude of approximately 2195 meters and around 32 kilometers from Kalimpong city. The place is a heaven for those who love proximity,the bird watchers and the nature lovers.
Forest Trails, Cottages, Birdwatching, Homestay, LEISURE
Lolegaon is a small village located in Kalimpong. the name lolegaon means happy village.The place offers a lot of things like jungle walk, view of Mt Kanchenjunga, a majestic sunrise and many more. It is one of the most beautiful villages in the Kalimpong division.
Homestay, Hiking, LEISURE, bird watching
Kolakham is a beautiful village seating inside Neora Valley Reserve Forest.The village faces the eastern himalaya peak and is located at a height of 6500 ft.This village is home to plants like bamboo, oak, ferns, orchids and rare animals like Red fox,Sambhar,Barking deer,Leopard etc.
Homestay, Hiking, LEISURE
Located on the Pedong-Lava road Rikissum offers the widest view of the Kanchenjungha mountain.This village is a bit of paradise on earth. The attractions of Rikisum are the Kanchenjungha, an abandoned semi-burnt British bungalow which some people consider to be spooky etc.
Located in the Kalimpong district of the state of West Bengal, Sillery Gaon is a small village sitting at a height of 6000 feet. It is locally known as New Darjeeling. There are many myths and legends related to the name Sillery. It is said that it is a portmanteau derived from the word Sillery, a plant that grows in abundance in the region. This area is also rich in cinchona plantation, introduced to the region by the British as a source of quinine used to treat malaria.
Ramdhura is a small village, located at 5,000 feet and at a distance of only about 15 kilometers from Delo in Kalimpong in the state of West Bengal. Ramdhura has a fantastic panoramic view. An enchanting sunrise with its changing colors over Mt. Kanchenjunga is the main attraction. But the Teesta River, which flows beneath
Pedong is located on the road that connects Kalimpong with Sikkim. It is one of the oldest cities in this region with significant historical importance. Pedong is split into two parts – lower and upper Pedong. Famous St. Georges School is located in the lower part. In the past, when Kalimpong was a crucial trading place, the road here was used for trade between India and Tibet via Zuluk and Jelep La. Today, an equivalent route has become a standard tourist attraction.
Homestay, LEISURE, Hiking
Ichche Gaon is surrounded by many hiking trails. These walking routes lead to the absolute most pictorial viewpoints of Ichche Gaon such as Ramitey Dara, Tinchule and Jalsa. Ramitey Dara offers the all-embracing perspective on the River Teesta and makes the incredible 14 turns through the rugged Himalayan valley. On a clear day, tourists can get a perspective on Mt. Kanchenjunga along the towns of Sikkim, Jelep La and Nathula from Tinchuley. The fortress of Damsang, the last house of the Lepcha King-GyaboAchuk, located at a distance of 6 km from Icche Gaon, is also a fascination for tourists.
Wildlife, Birdwatching, Homestay, leisure
The Neora Valley park features a total area of 88 km². Neora Valley park is a compact piece of primeval forest, rich in biodiversity within the eastern Himalayas, a worldwide ‘biodiversity hotspot’. It had been notified as a park supported by the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 within the year 1992. It borders Sikkim and Bhutan on the northern and northeastern borders respectively and connects the Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary in Sikkim and therefore the Toorsa Strict Reserve of Bhutan.
Homestay, Hiking, leisure
Located on the way to Bindu, the travel route to Paren is full of pictorial views. Paren is a must-visit place for guests who love forest walks, jungle drives, bird watching and hiking trails. You will also enjoy this place if you just want to spend some time in the lap of nature. Paren is an abundance of beautiful green forests, rocky mountain terrain, hilly rivers, farmland etc.
Homestay, paraglding, hiking, heritage, culture, leisure
Kalimpong is a Buddhist town that lies 50 minutes east of Darjeeling. Kalimpong is known for its panoramic views, Buddhist monasteries, Tibetan handicraft and is a pleasure to visit. If you want to explore a less busy hill station then you can skip Darjeeling and go to Kalimpong.
The hill station is located near the Indo-Bhutan border on the banks of the Jaldhaka River, on the way to Bindu.
At Bindu you get a wonderful view of the picturesque village and of the Himalayas in Bhutan, which are completely covered with snow in winter and sunbeam creates magical moments with the peaks after reflecting sun rays on it. A trek from Todey to Tangta is also available here for all adventure lovers, on this route you can extend your trek to the Neora Valley National Park.