The monastery is located atop the Durpin Hill and so named such. The monastery is also known as Zang Dog Palri Monastery. It was built in 1972 and has some Tibetan scripts brought by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. From the terrace of the monastery, you will get great views of Kalimpong town and the Kanchenjunga range (if weather remains clear).
How to reach Kalimpong
The nearest airport is at Bagdogra. The nearest railway station is at New Jalpaiguri (NJP). You will get private cars from Bagdogra, NJp and Siliguri towards Kalimpong. The budget travellers will get shared sumos from NJP station and Siliguri Bus stand towards Kalimpong.
I am often discouraged to visit hill stations during the monsoon. But believe me, they are one of the best times to visit those places. Monsoon makes these places even more charming and beautiful. And it always reminds me of my childhood days when I would enjoy the rains without a care in the world. Visit Kalimpong in the monsoons and later thank me for it!
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