Continuing north through forested hills you arrive in Kalimpong, where ancient Buddhist monasteries, including Thonga Gompa, dot the landscape.
School of Tibetan Medicine, Ringkinpong Monastery
Different branches of Buddhism have established themselves here on ancient trade routes, while the School of Tibetan Medicine at the Ringkinpong Monastery is the only one of its kind outside Tibet.
On a more worldly level, the town market draws farmers down from their mountain homes to sell their produce and herbal medicines.
The climate is ideal for growing orchids, gladioli and dahlias and the local nurseries make an interesting visit.
Suggested Kalimpong itinerary
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Kalimpong, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Kalimpong
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Accommodation choices for Kalimpong
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Kalimpong. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.