Welcome to Kalimpong

After leaving Sikkim, we spent another day and a half in the small town of Kalimpong. Geographically and historically, Kalimpong, as well as Darjeeling, belongs to Sikkim, but already in the 19th century was incorporated into India. Now he belongs to the district Darjeeling, which, in turn, is part of the Indian state of West Bengal. Kalimpong is located at an altitude of about 1200m.

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Information About Kalimpong

Kalimpong is located in the northern part of the state of West Bengal, in the northeastern region of India. It is adjacent to the state of Sikkim and near the Teesta River. It is set amongst the foothills of the mighty Himalayas at an altitude of 1250 m above sea level. Kalimpong is 50 km from Darjeeling and 80 km from Gangtok....

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The etymology of Kalimpong has several interpretations. According to one view, Kalimpong means a place where tribesmen gather and organize traditional tribal games. The second view suggests that the name has been derived from a place in Bhutan. A thir

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