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Kalimpong Bazar

Kalimpong Bazar

Soam T. Namchu. Himali Travel

Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the town of Kalimpong is situated at an altitude of 1,250 m. Forming a triangle with its most illustrious neighbours, Darjeeling and Gangtok, it is in the northern part of the state of West Bengal.

The name, Kalimpong, has three different origins. One, it means the place where the local tribesmen gathered to organize field sports, second, it takes its name from the Bhutanese King Minister stronghold and thirdly, it is named after "Kaulim", a fibrous plant found in abundance in this region

The town offers a breathtaking view of the snowy peaks of the Himalayan range that lies not far beyond it. The lush green valleys are a soothing sight. There are two things that strike one on reaching Kalimpong. These are its bustling bazaars that stand out in sharp contrast to the quiet atmosphere heightened by the several places of worship all around.

The gushing rivers in the vicinity and bursts of green forests only add to the scenic beauty of the region. Another major attraction in Kalimpong are the various nurseries abloom with exotic flowers and rare varieties of plants.

The best time to visit Kalimpong is during summer.
   

       

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