Kalimpong: A stepping stone

Tripoto
24th Jun 2019
Photo of Kalimpong: A stepping stone by Sudip Ghosh
Day 2

The quaint Hillstation Kalimpong is situated in the northern part of eastern Indian state of West Bengal and in close proximity to international border with Bhutan on the east and China on North-West has always boosted of having quality education from age old renowned educational institutions. A Roadtrip from Kolkata to Kalimpong turned out to be stepping stone for me to take on long strenuous driving on the mountain roads. As I am from the plains of India, I have always found Himalayas as an escape from all the stress that life can possibly throw at. This time the travel to Himalayan Hillstation of Kalimpong were even more exciting as this was also an opportunity for me to overcome the fear of driving through blind hairpin bends on the mountain roads. And as we reached Kalimpong, we were greeted with cool breeze and pollution less atmosphere, without the annoying honking of cars as on city roads. The weather as it was in Kalimpong created a dreamy effect with all mist around and birds chirping their way back in the evening. You are such a bliss oh you Kalimpong.

These pictures are taken at Delo Park in Kalimpong around evening in May'19.

Some facts on Kalimpong:
Driving distance from Kolkata - 700kms
Altitude - 1213metres from the sea-level
Best time to travel - anytime other than monsoon
Nearest airport - Bagdogra in Siliguri
Nearest railway station - NJP in Siliguri

#roadtrips #himalayas #travelstories

River Teesta engulfed by morning fog as we crossed Sevok bridge on the Siliguri side

Photo of Kalimpong, West Bengal, India by Sudip Ghosh

Dreamy Delo

Photo of Kalimpong, West Bengal, India by Sudip Ghosh

At Delo Park

Photo of Kalimpong, West Bengal, India by Sudip Ghosh

The White Knight

Photo of Kalimpong, West Bengal, India by Sudip Ghosh

Lights and fog created a natural black and white aura

Photo of Kalimpong, West Bengal, India by Sudip Ghosh

From the sets of YRF

Photo of Kalimpong, West Bengal, India by Sudip Ghosh

At Delo Park

Photo of Kalimpong, West Bengal, India by Sudip Ghosh

Delo Park

Photo of Kalimpong, West Bengal, India by Sudip Ghosh

The crusaders

Photo of Kalimpong, West Bengal, India by Sudip Ghosh

West Bengal state highway lined by pink blossom

Photo of Kalimpong, West Bengal, India by Sudip Ghosh

River Teesta

Photo of Kalimpong, West Bengal, India by Sudip Ghosh
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