Deolo Cliff Eco Resort, Kalimpong, charms guests with breathtaking views of river Teesta and misty Kanchenjunga. The rocky terrains that form a part of the resort's design add a natural touch. The rooms are tastefully done up and offer ultimate comfort. With various amenities, thrilling activities and gratifying hospitality, this resort offers the true pleasures of vacationing.
Kalimpong Science Centre
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.
Kalimpong Arts and Crafts Centre
A great place to pick up souvenirs for folks back home. The Crafts Centre makes local handicrafts of Kalimpong, displays and sells them. The attractive feature of this Centre which draws tourists is the wonderful jewelry and colourful carpets on sale. Other items on display and on sale are wall scrolls, masks, pictorial wall panels, leather crafts, embroidered crafts, purses, and dolls etc. which are typical of Tibetan and Bhutanese handicrafts.
Durpin Dara Monastery, Kalimpong: Kalimpong’s largest monastery, formally known as Zangtok Pelri Phodang, sits atop panoramic Durpin Hill (1372m). There are rare Buddhist manuscripts on Tibetology inside called "The Kangyur" of 108 volumes. These were presented by Dalai Lama during his visit to Kalimpong in 1956 and the monastery was consecrated by the Dalai Lama when he revisited in 1976. There are impressive religious murals in the main prayer hall downstairs (photography is permitted), interesting 3D mandalas (visual meditation aids) on the 2nd floor, and stunning Kanchenjunga views from the terrace. Prayers are held at 6am and 3pm.The monastery is located about 5km south of the town center, and is most easily reached by taxi (one way Rs 200).