State: West Bengal
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Kalimpong is a pristine hill station in West Bengal, at a distance of about 50 kilometers east of the famous tourist destination, Darjeeling. This hill town overlooks the beautiful Teesta valley and is located at the foothills of the majestic Shiwalik range of the Lower Himalayas.
Enshrined with ancient Buddhist monasteries, centuries old churches and exquisite revered temples, Kalimpong was a part of Bhutan until it was occupied by British rulers. With its lush green forests and dense, velvety plantations of tea, Kalimpong is a truly awe-inspiring place.
Renowned for many prominent educational Institutions, Kalimpong has a bustling student life, full of students from the surrounding countries of Bangladesh, Burma and Bhutan who come here to pursue their higher studies.
A major source of orchid flowers in the northeast, the town has a bustling flower market. The view of beautiful flowers lined on the sideways, filling the fresh air with their sweet scent is indeed a memorable sight.
Due to its strategic location, Kalimpong is a breathtaking picnic spot and also a famous place for shopping, with the markets flooded with goods, like Tibetan Jewelry, artifacts, Copperware, handicraft items and many varieties of dress materials.