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Kalimpong, the majestic valley

Jul 12th 2012 at 5:02 AM

Kalimpong, a district of Darjeeling in West Bengal is a renowned tourist spot. Apart from natural glory and fantasies, the silent valleys of Kalimpong possess cultural heritage and religious sentiments in abundance. The word meaning in the native tribe language is “Ridge where we play”. The artistic landscape offers a lot of eye candy and the pleasant atmosphere adds to the beauty. Located on a ridge which faces the Teesta river of West Bengal, this place is a major tourist location due to its imminence to other scenes and its beauty. Kalimpong is also rich in horticulture and each year they provide flowers and petals to many states of India. There are a lot of tourist spots in Kalimpong which are fascinating. One can easily rejuvenate his tired and half slept body and soul by having a visit to Kalimpong. The steep valleys and peaks here are available for trekking and adventurous activities. The Kalimpong Science Centre is another tourist attraction and it’s an informatory mission to school and college students on behalf of the government. One can reach this small city through air, rail and road means. The nearest airport is an 80km drive from here.

The place enjoys a collection of all the 5 seasons. The summers are mild and not that harmful. But destructive form of monsoon may occur in the June-September months and frequent landslides and other disasters may occur. The summer season and spring season offer the best time to visit this beautiful place. Tourism provides important revenue to the economy of the land. There are a lot of sacred monasteries and temples in Trips to Kalimpong to be visited. They hold the native culture and religious accent. Those adventurous travellers who are thirsty can find their solution in the thick dark forests. A trekking path through the forests can expose the wildlife and the avian population. Log huts and expedition huts are ready for those who want a stay to study about the species of wildlife and birds in this forest. An evening walk through the heart of the place reveals the natives and their social life.

Darjeeling Tourism packages are provided at Sikkim and Kalimpong to make the most use of it. The tourists can choose which package they need depending on their length of stay and facilities required. Most of the tour packages have a complimentary breakfast. Accommodation requires one to register online in the webpage hosted by these tour package providers. They have a team of experienced guides who can inform the tourists of any places of importance. Their Sikkim tour packages are sure to cover all of Sikkim since they are familiar with the location. Traditional but world class food stuff will be made available to keep the tourists enjoyed. Several locations like the markets of Kalimpong, Kalibari, 7th Mile view point etc. are not to be missed by any tourist. While these service providers make their customers extremely satisfied, they are also successful in promoting tourism and culture of the society.

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