Have you recently planned to visit Kalimpong? But do you know that Kalimpong is one of the major travel destinations of North Bengal? It is situated at an average elevation of 1250 meters. The 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. Blessed with rich flora and fauna, Kalimpong is the perfect mix of ancient tradition with modern life. Now if your journey starts from NJP to Kalimpong, you have come in the right place as we are going to describe all the transportation options needed to visit Kalimpong.
Kalimpong is famous for many scenic places and astonishing architectures. Deolo Hill is the highest point of the town at an elevation of 2000 meters which offers a panoramic view of Kalimpong. A beautiful piece of construction wrapped with a legend of being haunted, Morgan house is an excellent example of colonial architecture in Kalimpong. The mansion was constructed on the 1930s by Mr. and Mrs. Morgan but now 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 favourite among adventure seekers too, as it offers them to do hiking, river rafting, paragliding and many more. For nature lover to the adventure seeker, there is always something to offer for everyone thus making it an ideal place to visit.
Kalimpong is nicely connected with various places including New Jalpaiguri. From NJP, the distance of Kalimpong is about 73kms by road. If you take a bus, it will take approximately 2.5 hours to reach Kalimpong depending on the traffic and road condition. Buses are usually available from Siliguri’s Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminal on Hill Cart Road. And the distance between Siliguri to Kalimpong is 65 km. Shared taxi is available from Siliguri and you have to get an auto from NJP to reach Siliguri. This could be a journey full of hassles. Please remember that they will not start unless the car is full of passengers and your luggage is going to be on the roof-top of the car.
Pre-booked Taxi is available from NJP to Kalimpong. They usually charge more from the exact price. We at Himalayan Wheels are the only one which offers car rental service at a convenient price.
There is no railway station located at Kalimpong. The nearest railway station is Siliguri Junction. As you can see, reaching Kalimpong by train is impossible. If you want to reach Siliguri from NJP, you can get a train but still, you have to opt for a pre-paid taxi or shared jeeps to reach Kalimpong. The process is quite troublesome thus we recommend you to opt for a pre-booked taxi.
There is no airport in Kalimpong either. The nearest airport is Bagdogra which is 75 km away from the town. You can opt for a pre-paid or shared taxi to reach Bagdogra from New Jalpaiguri. We also offer car rental service from Bagdogra to Kalimpong. Just pre-book us and reach your desired location quite comfortably and safely.
As you can see, reaching Kalimpong from NJP is full of hassles. Traveling to Kalimpong by air and even by train is completely impossible. The only option to reach there is by a shared taxi or a pre-booked car. You have to sacrifice your comfort for the sake of money if you choose to travel by shared taxi. The good choice is none other than a pre-paid taxi from us. Just book us and enjoy the journey to magnificent Kalimpong.