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iXiGOers Apr 17 2013

Suggest a 3 day tour itinerary for Kalimpong.

Chandralekha Singh Apr 17 2013
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A popular destination in West Bengal, the scenic Kalimpong is a perfect destination for quiet, relaxing retreats and short trips with one's family. There is so much on its platter that exploring every nook and corner of it would take up most of your time here.

Day 1

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at Fresh Bite Restaurant which specialises in Indian and Continental cuisines. It is located at DB Giri Road which is North East of Town Centre.

Now that you are done with your meal worries, its time to plan your itinerary well in advance so that you don’t miss out on the major attractions here. If you are planning to visit Deolo Hills, you can also include Dr Graham's Home and Tharpa Choling Monastery in your plan. Deolo Hill, the highest peak of Kalimpong is a photographer’s delight. A perfect place to enjoy panoramic view of Kalimpong town, the place is great for amazing sunset and sunrise views as well as planning a day’s picnic. Talking about Dr Graham's Homes, it is famous for its grand Scottish architecture and natural beauty. To know more about it, please check this page.

On your way back, you can visit Nature Interpretation Centre and Pine View Nursery which are easily accessible via roads or on foot. Just walk in any of the nearby restaurants to enjoy a delicious meal and refreshing drinks.

As the sun settles down for the day, you can plan a short trip to Haat Bazaar which is the local market to just get an idea about shopping in Kalimpong. Don’t forget that being a small and quiet hill town, shopping time here is normally restricted to 9 pm. If you want a nice North Indian meal for you or a fine-dining experience, make your way to Tandoori Express, an upscale restaurant, located on DB Giri road. To ckeck the timings, price etc of the above mentioned restaurant, please visit this page.

Day 2

Your second day in Kalimpong should be more of outdoor activities as compared to just sightseeing. You can enjoy paragliding (15 min/30 min), trekking, rafting or biking. There are several tour operators like Gurudongma Tours & Treks, Himalayan Bike Tours which offer different packages. However, if you are not an adventure bird, don’t lose your heart as there are a plethora of things to explore in Kalimpong. For instance, you can plan a visit the Pemayangtse Monastery which boasts of being one of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim. Once you are here, don’t miss Rabdentse Ruins which is located in close proximity to the monastery. The ruins will give you an interesting insight into the rich history and culture of Sikkim.

On your way back, make way to the famous Lepcha Museum which is dedicated to indigenous tribe of the area, known as the Lepchas. It is located at a short distance from the main town but it is easily accessible via foot or by road. As for the dining options In between your excursion tours, you can head to Shikhar, the all veg restaurant or Gompu's Bar and Restaurant for authentic Tibetan preparations.

If you are interested in exploring something unique and interesting, head to Gangjong Paper Industry. Here you will see the indigenous art of hand-made paper and experience an old-world charm. To know more about it, please check the Gangjong Paper Industry page. If you are not planning to have dinner at your hotel and want to taste some authentic local flavours, head to China Garden restaurant for a lovely meal.


Day 3

Your third day of Kalimpong tour would be incomplete without a visit to Mangal Dham, Durpin Dara, Zang Dhok Palri Phodang monastery and Singshore Bridge Not necessarily in that order though! Mangal Dham is this temple-cum-prayer hall was built to honour Shri 108 Mangaldasji Maharaj and is a popular tourist attraction. Durpin Dara is the the highest point in the scenic Kalimpong town and it offers unparalleled views of the adjoining surroundings. However, in order to reach Singshore Bridge which is the second highest bridge in Asia, you have to take a cab as it is around 5 km from the main town.

Its time to pack your bags and head to this beautiful place for a lifetime vacation!

Bsnu Pokhrel May 23 2014
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