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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.

The market

On a more worldly level, the town market draws farmers down from their mountain homes to sell their produce and herbal medicines.

Visit nurseries

The climate is ideal for growing orchids, gladioli and dahlias and the local nurseries make an interesting visit.

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Map of Kalimpong

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    Places near Kalimpong

    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.

    • Silver Oaks, Kalimpong

      Silver Oaks

      Medium

      Hotel Silver Oaks enjoys a central location within Kalimpong. The extensive gardens have a magnificent view of the valley below.

    • Village Discovery Walk Home, Kalimpong

      Local Home

      Basic

      Mondo Challenge use a handful of local homes in the Kalimpong area which are rotated to ensure an equal use for all families.