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Spread across the mountain shaped saddle ridge, this splendid town is overlooking the flowing Teesta River, crowned by the Khangchendzonga range. This quaint town is humble in its offerings and views; in terms of charismatic Buddhist Monasteries, Himalayan views, colonial architecture and awe inspiring nurseries. There’s a unique cactus nursery here too. The town remains an important educational centre for the whole of Eastern Himalayas, which were essentially established in the colonial era. This place shows us the vividity and diversity of nature. The mesmerizing fact that beauty can spring anywhere and in all shapes and sizes. The fact that thorns do not alter or diminish the beauty of a place. This place sees a lot of rains with 100 wet days in an year. The place has pleasant climate throughout with no extremes in seasons experienced.

Kalimpong is known to be in the Mahabharat Range. In the olden times, it was a hamlet inhabited by just two or three families. As the British empire grew they transformed it into a hill station along with the creation of Darjeeling and its proximity to Nathula which has the silk route. 

Spread across the mountain shaped saddle ridge, this splendid town is overlooking the flowing Teesta River, crowned by the Khangchendzonga range. This quaint town is humble in its offerings and views; in terms of charismatic Buddhist Monasteries, Himalayan views, colonial architecture and awe inspiring nurseries. There’s a unique cactus nursery here too. The town remains an important educational centre for the whole of Eastern Himalayas, which were essentially established in the colonial era. This place shows us the vividity and diversity of nature. The mesmerizing fact that beauty can spring anywhere and in all shapes and sizes. The fact that thorns do not alter or diminish the beauty of a place. This place sees a lot of rains with 100 wet days in an year. The place has pleasant climate throughout with no extremes in seasons experienced.

Kalimpong is known to be in the Mahabharat Range. In the olden times, it was a hamlet inhabited by just two or three families. As the British empire grew they transformed it into a hill station along with the creation of Darjeeling and its proximity to Nathula which has the silk route.

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General Info

  • Time Zone: UTC+05:30
  • Currency: Rupees
  • Electricity and Internet: The electricity output is 220-240 Volts AC. 2G and 3G Wi-Fi services are available in most hotels. There’s availability of 3G broadband services on mobile phones. 
  • Languages: The official language of Kasauli is Hindi.
  • Tipping: It is not expected of people to tip, but it is no doubt appreciated.

Security

  • Police: 100
  • Fire Department: 101
  • Ambulance: 102
  • Emergency Disaster Management: 108

Customs

  • Joining hands to a “Namaste” is a common form of greeting people.
  • Kalimpong sees a showers in almost all months. Make sure you carry your umbrellas, raincoats and other gears to protect yourself and your belongings.
  • Remove your shoes before entering a temple or any other religious place and wash your hands before entering the premises.

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Facts and Stats for Kalimpong*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kalimpong

    Know the pollution level of Kalimpong before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 53.75 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 61.25 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68.75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 44.05 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 71.25 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 47.62 (Moderate)
  • Kalimpong: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kalimpong for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kalimpong.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 31.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 31.25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.75 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Kalimpong - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 70.96 (High)
    • Pollution Index 65.02 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 21.99 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 84.72 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.13 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 87.27 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kalimpong

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kalimpong

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.22 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 17.77 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 40.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 29.64 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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