Durpin Dara Hill, Kalimpong, West Bengal

Durpin Dara Hill, Kalimpong

Situated at a height of 4501 ft above the sea level, Durpin Dara Hill is considered to be one of the two hills on which the city of Kalimpong stands. This hill offers a panoramic view of the snow covered Himalayas and of the Kalimpong town to its visitors.

This hill is famous for the Zang Dhok Palri Monastery which is located on its top and was constructed in 1976 by Dalai Lama. This place houses several holy books as well as some scrolls which after Chinese invasion were moved out of Tibet.

A magnificent view of plains, rivers and mountains can be enjoyed by the tourists from this spot. In Nepali language the word “Durpin” literally means “Binoculars” and hence this hill offers a beautiful view of Kanchenjunga Mountains. While on a trip to Darjeeling, this spot remains an attraction that should not be missed by the travelers to enjoy the beauty of the region.

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