Kalimpong is a small village lying on the banks of the roaring Teesta River that flows through Sikkim and West Bengal. The same river has carved out deep ravines and gorges in its path, making it an exciting and thrilling river rafting experience. The beautiful landscape covered with lush forests along the slope of the mountains, the vegetation, the unique species of birds and animals, all contribute to making this rafting expedition one of a kind.
During the winters, tourist footfall is the least as compared to any other month in the year and this makes January the best time to visit Kalimpong. Monasteries in and around Kalimpong are open to visitors. The Zong Dhog Monastery is a must visit for Buddhist enthusiasts. The sky is clear and gives a good view of Kanchenjunga peak covered in snow at this particular time.The nearest airport is Bagdogra near Siliguri and is connected to New Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata. Kalimpong is 79 km away from Siliguri; hire a taxi, which will take 2 hours (approx) to cover this distance.