Are you recently planning to visit Kalimpong? Kalimpong is one of the major travel destinations of North Bengal. It is situated at an average elevation of 1250 meters and this beautiful town is close to Bhutan-Tibet-Sikkim border on the eastern part of Darjeeling Himalayas. The astonishing and charming weather of Kalimpong attracts tourists to visit the town throughout the year. Blessed with rich flora and fauna, Kalimpong is the perfect combination of ancient tradition and modern life. Now if your journey starts from Bagdogra to Kalimpong, you have come in the right place as we are going to describe all the transportation options needed to visit Kalimpong. But first, let's talk about some of the attractive places to visit in Kalimpong.
Kalimpong is famous for many picturesque places and jaw-dropping architectures. Deolo Hill is the highest point of the town at an elevation of 2000 meters from here you can get a complete panoramic view of Kalimpong. A beautiful piece of architecture wrapped with a legend of being haunted, Morgan's house is an excellent example of colonial architecture in Kalimpong. The mansion was constructed in the 1930s by Mr. and Mrs. Morgan. But, recently it is turned into a tourist lodge by West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation.
Founded by Dalai Lama in 1976 Jang Dong Palriffo Brang Gompa is the perfect example of the religious belief of Buddhists. There are many other Buddhist monasteries located in Kalimpong, thus making it one of the major hubs for Buddhism followers. Kalimpong is the major flower producing center in India which produces 80% of flowers and then export to other places. Kalimpong's Cactus Nursery is quite famous among tourists where you can see different types of cactus along with 400 types of orchids. Kalimpong is a favourite place for adventure seekers too, as it offers them to do hiking, river rafting, paragliding, and many more activities. For nature lovers to the adventure seeker, there is always something to offer for everyone in Kalimpong.
Bus service is not available from Bagdogra to Kalimpong. If you prefer traveling by bus and want to save some car fare, you can travel up to Siliguri. In Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus, buses usually run for Kalimpong. Shared taxi is also available from Siliguri. But shared taxis don't run unless they are full. Therefore you have to wait for a long time to finally start your journey.
If comfort is your first priority, you should go for hired cars. But again, the problem is that the drivers usually ask for higher car fare from Bagdogra to Kalimpong. And that is why the best option is always to pre-book a car from Himalayan Wheels. The booking process is too simple and you don't have to bargain at all.
Kalimpong does not have its own railway station. The nearest rail station of Kalimpong is New Jalpaiguri Junction at a distance of 73 km. New Jalpaiguri Junction is a popular railway station in North Bengal. It has a connection with various other railway stations of entire India. As you can see, you can't travel from Bagdogra to Kalimpong by train. And that is why the best convenient way to reach there is by a pre-booked car from Himalayan Wheels.
Kalimpong doesn't have an airport either and the nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport itself. Bagdogra is nicely connected with major airports of India. It has also a connection with some international airports too. So after arriving Bagdogra, always choose Himalayan Wheels Car rental Service as it provides the best car. Car fare from Bagdogra to Kalimpong is also quite cheap here at Himalayan Wheels.
Himalayan Wheels has made the returning journey also quite simple. When the time of your return comes, just pre-book our cars and enjoy even the returning journey with us.