Area : 3.50
Principal Languages : English, Nepali, Hindi & Gorkha.
A beautiful hill town in North Bengal, which can be reached from either Siliguri or Darjeeling. It is 51 kms away from Darjeeling and 65kms from Siliguri. KALIMPONG – means king’s minister’s strong hold – a Bhutanese word. It is also called Kalimpong in local dialect meaning “black spur”.
As per Lepchas Kalimpong means ‘ridge where we play’. It is said that these local tribesmen used to organise field sports while not engaged in agricultural pursuit – hence the name. Situated at an altitude of 1250 metres, it enjoys temperate climate throughout the year. Somewhat secluded and tucked away in the corner under big Darjeeling umbrella, Kalimpong offers a quiet and relaxed holiday, against the backdrop of the Kanchenjunga.