Kalimpong Tour Itinerary

Mode of Transport: For hassle-free commute and make most of your time, hire a cab for the day’s sightseeing.

Town Tour

09:00 AM – 01:00 PM

Your sightseeing in Kalimpong begins at the Pine View Nursery.

This place has a huge collection of cactus species, something you don’t get to see elsewhere. You get to know how beautiful and colourful a plant like cactus can be. Folks having a knack for gardening will love to be here.

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour

2 km from Pine View Nursery is the famous Gouripur House.

Gouripur House was the residence of Rabindranath Tagore. Although the property is in shambles, history buffs and admirers of the Nobel Laurette can pay a visit. At present the area is covered in thick vegetation and the roads are not accessible for vehicles.

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Time duration: 20 – 30 min

Later, head towards the Morgan House, 1 km from Gouripur House.

A British colonial mansion, Morgan House is an architectural wonder. The strategic location of the edifice offers clear view of the Kanchenjunga Peak. The property has been converted into a boutique hotel maintained by the state government and some of the renowned people had stayed in the past at this venue.

Just opposite of the Morgan House is the Army Golf Course.

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour.

Next destination is Durpin Gompa Monastery.

The actual name of the monastery is Zang Dhok Parli Monastery and is located in Durpin Hills, hence the name! There are a couple of other monasteries in Kalimpong but this one is the biggest of the lot.

Time duration: 30 – 45 min.

For lunch, King Thai Restaurant in the supermarket is the place to be. This is an ideal place to stop-by. It sits right on the way to Deolo Hills from Durpin Hills.

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Deolo Hills Sightseeing

02:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Post lunch, head towards the spiritual centre of Kalimpong, Mangal Dham Temple.

The temple is located at a distance of 1 km from the main market. The temple has a soothing ambiance. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and has dioramas representing the scenes from Krishna Leela.

Time duration: 30 – 45 min.

8 km from the temple is Kalimpong Science Centre.

If you are travelling with kids, then this is an interesting place to be. The science centre showcases a large collection of scientific objects and carries out fun-filled activities and experiments. Beside this, the garden is known for its scenic beauty.

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour.

And finally, you wind up your day at Deolo Park.

Just 1 km from the science centre, Deolo Park is an ideal place to spend your evening after having a long day. Activities like horse riding and paragliding are done at this spot. The panoramic view of the valley is something to endure.

Time duration: 1 – 2 hours.

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