Sightseeing (East Kalimpong) HalfDay, 4 hours
1. Dr. Graham’s Homes
This missionary school was set up by Dr. J A Graham in 1900 as an orphanage & school for the destitute Anglo Indian children.
2. Lord Buddha Statue
Close to Delo there is a small rock garden in which you will find this nice statue of Lord Buddha sitting in a lotus position.
3. Sherpa View Point
This is a watershed near Buddha statue from where you get excellent views of Sikkim hills and Mount Kanchenjunga, a beautiful view of a valley and the Relli river flowing through as well as Loleygaon (Kafer) and also the hills of Samthar plateau.
4. Durga Mandir
This is a Hindu temple of Goddess Durga located near Sherpa View Point. A nice garden full of flowering plants and a viewing gallery.
5. Hanuman Temple
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.
6. Delo Hill
Delo Hill has 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. 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.
7. Mangal Dham
An excellent temple complex built in the memory of late Guruji Mangal Dasji and dedicated to Lord Krishna. Devotees come from faraway places.
8. Thongsa Gompa
This is the oldest monsatery in Kalimpong which was built in 1692. It's also known as the Bhutan Monastery and located close to Mangal Dham.
Sightseeing (West Kalimpong) HalfDay, 4 hours
1. Nature Interpretation Center
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.
2. Army Golf Course
A scenic 9-hole golf course which was conceived and laid by the army authorities. From here you also get splendid views of the mountains as well as Loleygaon.
3. Morgan 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.
Note: Unless you stay at Morgan House, entry is no longer allowed. You can only see the lodge from outside the main gate.
4. Durpin Monastery
This Tibetan monastery 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.
5. Jelepla View Point
You get 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.
6. 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, lot of memorabilia and poet's verses in this house.
7. Pine View Nursery
It has great collections of cactus and ornamental plants. You get great view of Kalimpong town from the backside lawn. Entry fee: Rs. 10/- per person.
8. Kali Mandir
Temple of goddess Kali. Climb a stairway from the roadside to reach up to the temple. From an adjoining terrace, you get wonderful view of west Kalimpong and the mountain range.