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DitchKalimpong is a reserved hill station of West Bengal. This visual delight rests in the lower Himalayan Range. Overlooking the beautiful Teesta River, Kalimpong is known for its Buddhist monasteries, colonial-era architecture and a charming nursery industry. It is also a delightful retreat for hiking lovers apart from nature devotees.

Here are the top places to visit in Kalimpong:

Deolo Hill

Located to the north-east of the town, Deolo Hill is the highest point of the town with a height of 1,704 metre above the sea level. Reach the top and look down to see some amazing bird’s eye views of the adjoining villages of Relli valley and Teesta River. It is a great place for hikers with availability of many recreational activities.�

Dr. Graham's Home

Dr. Graham's Home was established in 1900 by Dr. John Anderson Graham. This educational institution sprawls over an area of 500 acres. Beauty of Dr. Graham's Home is remarkable and it has numerous attractions like farmhouse, bakery, dairy, poultry, etc. which interest visitors. Here the annual May Fair is organised which sees many locals and travellers.

Mangal Dham

Mangal Dham is an ancient temple built in 1993 by Shri Krishna Pranami in the memory of late Guru Shri 108 Mangaldasji. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is visited by numerous devotees all day long. The temple has dols of Prannath, Raj Shyamji and Mangaldasji apart from pictures showcasing life of Lord Krishna.

Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery

Resting peacefully atop Durpin Hill, the Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Monastery was built in 1970. The monastery was blessed His Holiness Dalai Lama since when hordes of devotees visit here to meditate and calm their mind. It has an outstanding architecture and offer beautiful vistas of the Durpin Hill.

Tharpa Choling Monastery

Tharpa Choling Monastery sits on the mount of Tirpai Hills. This serene monastery was built by Buddhist sect, Gelupka in the year 1937 and it remains one of the earliest monasteries in Kalimpong. From here you can capture breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges which make it an ideal location to meditate.

Pine View Nursery

For the devotees of flora, nothing is as fascinating as the Pine View Nursery. The nursery houses some unseen facades of nature and is renowned for its extremely photogenic cactus collection on display.

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