This missionary school was set up by Dr. J A Graham in 1900 as an orphanage cum school for the destitute Anglo Indian children. It started only with one cottage that accommodated up to 35 children. Over the years it has grown as a well known multi-religious and co-educational school spanning over 500 acres of lush landscape and having some 50 cottages. It is located on the way to Deolo Hills. You can walk across to various parts of the school.
Lord Buddha Statue
Close to Deolo there is a small rock garden in which you will find this nice statue of Lord Buddha sitting in a lotus position. This is only a quick stop over point and a good place to click a picture.
Sherpa View Point
This is a watershed near Buddha statue from where you get great views towards both north and south. You get excellent views of Sikkim hills and Mount Kanchenjunga if you look north, towards the south is the beautiful view of a valley and the Relli river flowing through it as well Loleygaon (Kafer) and also the hills of Samthar plateau. This viewpoint is unfortunately not well maintained.
This is a Hindu temple of Goddess Durga located near Sherpa View Point. A nice garden full of flowering plants and a viewing gallery. The temple is small but quite nice. A good place to relax for a while.
Right after Durga Mandir is a huge statue of Lord Hanuman perched on the hill. Climb several flights of stairs to reach up to the temple.
This is the major attraction in East Kalimpong. The tourism department has created an 8-acre lush parkland with manicured flower gardens and several viewpoints with breathtaking views of Kanchenjunga, Durpin hill, Kalimpong Township and the valley with rivers flowing through them.
Deolo hill is the highest point of Kalimpong with an altitude of about 5,500ft. There is a GTA (erstwhile DGHC) lodge here and a multi-cuisine restaurant. Children can also take pony rides. At one corner of the lawn are stalls offering coffee and snacks. Overall a great place to have a picnic or just relax. Entry fee: Rs. 10/- for day visitors.
An excellent temple complex built in the memory of late Guruji Mangal Dasji and dedicated to Lord Krishna. Devotees come from far away places.
Nature Interpretation Centre
This is a museum run by the forest department. It has many pictures and paintings of flora & fauna explaining the nature and environment of Kalimpong area. It's located close to the town.
Army Golf Course
A scenic 9-hole golf course which was conceived and laid by the army authorities. You can see the golf course from the roadside Watershed View Point. From here you also get splendid views of the mountains as well as Loleygaon. It's located close to the Circuit House.
This used to be an old British property and reflect a typical colonial architecture with sprawling garden and views of Kanchenjunga. It has been converted into a hotel and now run by West Bengal Tourism Department. You can enter the premises and walk around, but cannot go upstairs in the building where most rooms are located. Morgan House is located opposite to the Army Golf Course.
This Tibetan monastery is located on the Durpin hill and hence such name. The actual name is Zang Dog Palri monastery. It was built in 1972 and has some rare Buddhist scripts that were brought here by Dalai Lama from Tibet. From the upper terrace of the monastery, you get magnificent views of Kalimpong town with Kanchenjunga in the background, the valley and the plains, Teesta & Reang rivers flowing down, and lovely tea estates of Peshoke area.
Jelepla View Point
You get a spectacular view of Jelepla Pass which once used to be a route for regular trade with Tibet. You can also see the confluence of river Teesta, Reang and Relli. The viewpoint is maintained by the army.
Pratima Tagore House
This house with nice garden and lovely views was built by Pratima Tagore in 1943, daughter-in-law of the poet Rabindranath Tagore. You will find original furnishing, a lot of memorabilia and poet's verses in this house. It is located on Atisha road close to the Pine View Nursery.
Pine View Nursery
It has great collections of cactus and ornamental plants. You get a great view of Kalimpong town from the backside lawn. Entry fee: Rs. 10/- per person.
Lava & Lolegaon Tour & Stay
Lava and Loleygaon are two small and quaint mountain villages that are part of Kalimpong district. You can make a day trip or plan overnight stays. While Loleygaon is known for its sweeping view of Kanchenjunga snow peaks, Lava is surrounded by dense coniferous forests. Lava is also the place from where you can visit the Neora Valley, National Park. In Loleygaon you can not miss the forest Canopy Walk and in Laval the wonderful Monastery & Tiffindara sunrise.
Neora Valley National Park
Great opportunity to explore a wide bio-diversity in the forest that comprises of hundreds of varieties of flowers, plantations, birds, butterflies and of course amazing animals rarely seen anywhere else. The national park is located about 44kms from Kalimpong and beyond Lava and spreads across a forested land of 88 sq. km on the mountains.
Rishyap - A small virgin hamlet
Rishyap is located at an altitude of 8,500ft and about 2 hours drive from Kalimpong. If you are a nature lover, this is where you will want to go. There is hardly any other place that offers a 180-degree view of the Himalayan range on a vast stretch of continuous snow. Being part of Neora Valley, you will also see an abundance of flora and fauna including forests of pine, birch, and fir along with colorful orchids.
This is a small quaint hamlet with the only handful of resident village families and located within the one-hour driving distance from Kalimpong. Other than the abundance of greenery and welcoming village life, the place offers a 180-degree view of Kanchenjunga and Himalayan range, as well as a view of a long stretch of Teesta river. There are several picturesque spots that can be visited nearby including a historic fort, viewpoints and valleys.
Pedong, Rikisum & Surrounding Areas
More lovely small hamlets around Kalimpong that are hardly visited by the tourists. But they all have their unique charms, lovely viewpoints and of course wonderful people. It makes a great sense to make a day trip from Kalimpong and complete this circuit. You can also plan to stay overnight. There are homestays available in these places.
Visit Zuluk and The Historic Silk Route
If you are looking for a remote place in the mountains seldom visited by tourists that offer wonderful views of the mountains, passes, lakes and valleys, and nice comfortable homestays where you can get to know the village life and have freshly cooked homemade food, then Zuluk is the place to choose.