On a ridge nestled between the gushing Teesta and Jaldhaka rivers, Kalimpong with an elevation of 1250 metres enjoys a temperate climate. Quite truthful to its etymology in the Lepcha dialect for a word that means “meeting ground”; the valley of Kalimpong has remained a significant juncture for tradesmen, tourists, activists, and artists through the decades.
Kalimpong’s many Historic serendipities have dotted its façade with a collection of landmarks that range from the Colonial stillness of Morgan House, the legacy of missionary schools and churches, to the solitary reverence of Bhutan house. But it is in its expanse of unadulterated greenery, terrains of rugged scars, and deep forest trails of wildflowers and lofty pinewood leading into sleepy country-vistas that the purity of Kalimpong can be truly captured.
There are many adrenaline-filled ways to experience this purity of Kalimpong. From paragliding with clouds from atop the Deolo Hills and rafting against the raging white waters of Triveni to trekking through the Neora Valley National Park, Kalimpong is always ready to welcome the wandering eyes of a curious adventurer.