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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular festivals and events in Kalimpong?

Manish Kumar DEC 10 2012
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With umpteen events and festivals marked in the festive calendar, this pristine hill station remains in a festive mood all across the year. Make sure you plan your trip accordingly so that you can be a part of the lively and grand celebrations. Rejoice and enjoy colorful Kalimpong with unparalleled enthusiasm and fervor.

  • Losar

    Come new year and Kalimpong is ready to celebrate. Although there is no fixed date for this festival held either in January or December. It's a 15 day festival with 3 main days of celebration. With preparation starting a month in advance, Losar is a festival the people wait for. They dance, sing and decorate their houses. On one day there is a huge procession of lively people in the streets and bazaar area. This festival is full of rituals too. This is your chance to be a part of the rich culture and traditions of Losar. Also, don't forget changkol (local form of beer), it helps double the festive fun!

  • Flower Festival

    Annually held in
    October, Flower Festival is a real treat for your eyes. You will be delighted to see flowers of varied colors and types at one place. No wonder, the festival draws hordes of people, locals and tourists alike, who don't want to miss an event like this.

Other than these, festivals such as Diwali, Dussehra (Dasain in local language) and Christmas are celebrated with much energy and ardor. Join in the celebrations and get an enriching dose of cultural activities.

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