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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the useful tips and guidelines for a trip to Kalimpong?

Anupriya Bedi DEC 10 2012
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An ideal escape from the maddening city life, Kalimpong would surely enthrall you with its natural splendor. To make your trip to the ever beautiful hill town an unforgettable experience, carry some tips along with you:

  • Stay

  • A 2 day 3 night stay at Kalimpong is a decent proposition if you can't afford to make it any longer due to time constraint or any other factors. Also, keep in mind that Kalimpong does not have much to offer in terms of nightlife, instead you indulge yourself into some fun activities such as trekking and paragliding. Shopping is another thing that you can't just forget. It's a true delight in Kalimpong with a plethora of options such as exquisite Thangkas (Buddhist Cloth Paintings), exotic wall hangings, antique knives, unique masks, colorful Dragons masks and a lot more. Make sure you haggle with the local vendors before you shop for these goodies.

  • Travel

Kalimpong is wrapped in pleasant weather all through the year, hence you can visit the place anytime. Summers are preferred for Paragliding and other mountain activities. Monsoon time (July to September) is not advisable due to landslides, however Winters could be fun with bright, sunny days.

  • Clothing

No matter what time of the year you are making a trip to Kalimpong, don't forget to carry woolen clothes with you as the temperature normally remains below moderate level.

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