Kalimpong Tour Packages

Kalimpong, West Bengal

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Duration 4 days

Tour Type Special


Kalimpong is a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. It situated at an average elevation of 1,250 meters (4,101 ft). The city is the nerve center of the Kalimpong district. The 27 Mountain Division of the Indian Army is situated on the outer edge of the town.
Kalimpong is known for its instructive institutions, many of which established during the British colonial period. It used to be a gateway to trade between Tibet and India before the Chinese-Tibetan and Sino-Indian War relations. Kalimpong and neighboring Darjeeling were call centers for a separate Gorkhaland state in the 1980s, and most recently, in 2010.
Tourism is an essential contributor to Kalimpong's economy. The summer and spring seasons are most popular with tourists, who employ many of the city's residents directly and indirectly. The city - formerly a vital trade post between India and Tibet - hoped to boost its economy after the reopening of Nathu La (PASS) in April 2006.
Kalimpong is a significant ginger growing region of India. The states of Kalimpong and Sikkim together contribute 15 percent of the ginger produced in India. The Darjeeling Himalayan mountainous region is internationally renowned for its tea industry. However, most of the tea estates are on the western side of the Teesta River (towards Darjeeling city). They, therefore, contribute only 4 percent of the total tea production of the tea plantation area near Kalimpong. In the Kalimpong division, 90 percent of the land is cultivable, but only 10 percent used for tea production. Kalimpong is known for its floristic export industry - specifically for its wide array of indigenous orchids and happioli.
An essential contribution to the city's economy is the education sector. The schools in Kalimpong, besides imparting education to the local people, attract a significant number of students from the plains, the neighboring states of Sikkim, and countries such as Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Thailand.
The natives of Kalimpong are Lepchas, although the majority of the population is ethnic Nepalese, who migrated from Nepal to Kalimpong in seek of jobs while under British rule.
Indigenous ethnic groups include Nevers, Bhutias, Sherpas, Limbus, Rais, Magars, Chetris, Bahuns, Thakuris, Gurungs, Tamangs, Yolmos, Bhujels, Sunuvars, Sarkis, Damis, and Commis. Other non-native communities are Nepalese Bengali, Muslim, Anglo-Indian, Chinese, Bihar, and Tibetan, who fled to Kalimpong after the Communist Chinese invasion of Tibet. Kalimpong is home to Trinley Thay Dorje, one of the 17th Karmapa avatars. Kalimpong is the nearest Indian city to Bhutan's western border and has a small number of Bhutanese citizens. Hinduism is the prime religion, followed by the Nijananda sect, Buddhism, and Christianity.
The Tibetan festival of Losar, Local Hindu festivals include Dasein, Tihar, cultural events. The dominant languages ​​spoken in Kalimpong include Nepali,  Lepcha, Limbu, Tamang, Kirat, Hindi, English, and Bengali.
Momo, a popular snack in Kalimpong, is steamed dumplings made with steamed dumplings, beef or vegetable, cooked in a slice of flour, and served with watery soup. Y-Y is a Nepali snack made of noodles that are dried or eaten as a soup. Churpi is a type of hardened cheese made from milk of yak or chauri (a hybrid of yak and cattle), which sometimes chewed. A form of noodle called Thukpa served as the soup is popular in Kalimpong.


After lunch, we take you to have a feel of the Hill of the Lava & Rishop. Overnight at Lava.
Local sightseeing at lava , lolegaon and rishop. Overnight at Lava.
We would transfer you to kalimpong and after lunch kalimpong local sightseeing.
At appropriate time we drop you to the New JALPAIGURI Railway station. Tour ends with sweet memories


  • Meet & Greet upon arrival at Airport / NJP Station. Hotel Accommodation as per the name mentioned in the Category for duration as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All applicable Transfers & Sightseeing by NON AC vehicle which will not be at disposal and will be exclusively used for the group as per the itinerary only (on point to point basis).
  • This vehicle will also change sector wise.
  • Government GST as applicable (as on date 01/07/2017 it is 05%)
  • Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Cost for optional Tours, Up-gradation Charges, Guide, Sightseeing entrance fees.
  • Cost for any other service not mentioned under the "Cost Includes" Head
  • Cost for Airfare, Train fare, Insurance.
  • Cost for any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to change in package cost, which may come into effect prior to departure
  • Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like - landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.