67 Km from Siliguri, Kalimpong is a beautiful hill-town in North Bengal which can be reached from either Siliguri or Darjeeling. It is popular for its panoramic valley views, Buddhists monasteries, churches and Tibetan handicrafts. As per the Lepchas, Kalimpong means 'ridge where we play'. It is said that these local tribesmen used to organise field sports when they weren't engaged in agricultural pursuit hence it is the named so.
According to the locals, this area was ruled by Bhutanese kings and was a forward post of the Bhutanese Army till the 19th century. Loaded with ancient Buddhist monasteries, centuries old churches and exquisite revered temples Kalimpong marks the Bhutanese history till it was wrested by British rulers.
The nearby airport of Kalimpong is Bagdogra in the vicinity of Siliguri. It is placed at a distance of 79 km from the town. This airport is networked with Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati.
Kalimpong does not have its own railway station and the nearest railhead is New Jalpaiguri Station. Kalimpong is well connected by road with Siliguri, Gangtok, Kolkata and Darjeeling. Regular buses from Darjeeling, Gangtok and Siliguri ply to Kalimpong.
Kalimpong is well connected by road network across India
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