Kolkata to Kalimpong Weekend Holiday Packages
Kalimpong holiday packages from Kolkata for your weekend trip
What to See
Durpin Dhara: This is a major tourist spot in Kalimpong. Being the highest point in the town, it offers splendid views of the plains that lie below and also of the gushing Teesta that flows by. A famous monastery, the Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang, is also located here.
Dr Graham's Home: Now a major tourist attraction, this was a school built to educate the children of the tea-estates. It is now also an orphanage and houses a museum which is raised in the memory of the founder, Dr J.A. Graham and his wife Catharine. The institute spreads over a 500 acre estate complete with own dairy, poultry and bakery.
Thongsha Gompa: Another place of tourist interest in Kalimpong, this is an old monastery, probably the oldest monastery in the region. It is of Bhutanese origin and is believed to have been constructed in 1630.
Gauripur House: This is a co-operative training institute which was once a favorite haunt of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
Gompas: Kalimpong has a number of Gompas which also make interesting places for tourists to visit. The Tharpa Choeling Gompa, which belongs to the Yellow Hat (Gelukpa) sect of Tibetan Buddhism is one of the most prominent. The gompas are noted for their impressive wall paintings as well as for the amazing views they provide.
Flower Nurseries: Gardens and nurseries growing flowers are also a major attraction in Kalimpong as the town is known for its high flower produce. It alone produces 80% of India's Gladioli and is a major exporter of flowers to other parts of the country.
Shri Mangal Dham: This is one of the most enchanting temples in the region. Sprawling over acres the complex houses the Samadhi of the founder Guruji. The first floor of the complex contains the prayer hall which has the idol of Raj Shyamaji. The walls of the prayer hall portray vivid pictures from Krishna Leela and other important stories in mythology.
Weekend Getaways in India