Living in the Hills- Kalimpong
A rendezvous with Kalimpong! (Part 1)
A rendezvous with Kalimpong! (Part 2)
Land of Lepchas: Kalimpong
Kalimpong – A beautiful hilly retreat
Kalimpong – A story in the past
Following are a few lesser known facts about Kalimpong –1) Originally a part of the Kingdom of Bhutan, Kalimpong became a part of the British Empire only after 1864.2) Kalimpong has been an important trade route between India and Tibet historically.3) Kalimpong means "Land of Kings"4) Kalimpong has been a personal favourite of Rabindranath Tagore – Gouripur Estate of the Gauripur Kings (Bangladesh) housed Rabindranath for a long time and later on the poet had his own home in Kalimpong, named CHITRABHANU.5) Leading trade of Kalimpong is that of orchids, cactus and nurseries as a whole.6) One of the first Tibetan Monasteries established in India-Tharpa Choling Monastery7) Area Around Kalimpong is one of the three Ecological Hotspot in India....