Kalimpong - The land of white orchid

Kalimpong - The land of white orchid

Posted by Marine2Alpine on Thursday, 16th November 2023.

Kalimpong is a town located in the Indian state of West Bengal. It’s situated in the Himalayan foothills, not far from Darjeeling. Kalimpong is known for its scenic beauty, pleasant climate, and rich cultural heritage. The town offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and is famous for its orchids, nurseries, and traditional handicrafts. It’s a popular destination for tourists looking for a quieter alternative to busier hill stations in the region. If you’re planning to visit, make sure to explore the local markets and take in the serene natural surroundings.

In Kalimpong you can visit to these most popular tourist attraction places:

  1. Morgan House – Morgan House is a mansion built by Mr. and Mrs. Morgan in the 1930s. It is a prominent heritage building located in Kalimpong. It was built in the British colonial style and was originally the residence of a wealthy jute merchant named George Morgan. The house is surrounded by well-maintained gardens and offers panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys. In the present day, Morgan House has been converted into a government- owned tourist lodge. It is managed by the West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation (WBTDC) and serves as a popular accommodation option for visitors to Kalimpong.


  1. Durpin Dara hill - It is known for offering breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan mountain range and the Teesta River. Durpin Dara is situated at an altitude of about 1,400 meters (4,600 feet) above sea level, providing visitors with spectacular vistas of the Eastern Himalayas. The Durpin Dara area also houses the Kalimpong Golf Course, which is one of the highest golf courses in the world.


  1. Cactus Nursery – The Pine View Nursery is a popular cactus nursery in the vicinity of the Teesta River in Kalimpong. It is the largest collection of cacti in all of the Asia. The large green house comprises a variety of exotic cactus species and is often a part of most sightseeing tours here.

Apart from beautiful places Kalimpong also offers a diverse range of culinary delights, reflecting its multicultural heritage and proximity to neighboring countries like Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Here are some notable dishes and food items you can try in Kalimpong  which are - Momos, Thukpa, Phagshapa, Sinki Soup, Gundruk, Sel Roti, Shaphalay, Dalle Khursani, Chhurpi Soup, Yak Cheese and many more ..  

Kalimpong is a unique and appealing destination for a wide range of travelers, from nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers to those interested in culture and history. 

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