This pre historic town is one of the best tourist spot of the region. Though the craze is Darjeeling and Gangtok but Kalimpong has its own charm and beauty. It is situated at an altitude of nearly 1,247 meters / 4,091 feet. It is one of the hill sub division of Darjeeling district. Centrally rather ideally located and is connecting all the major places of interest. View of snow – clad Himalayan ranges tower over the town in the distance. Kalimpong is a hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal. Known for its educational institutions which attract students from all over the world, some of the schools are Dr. Graham’s homes, St. Augustine School, St. Joseph Convent and Rockvale Academy, etc. Temperate climate, proximity to nearly all the popular tourist locations, greenery, scenic beauty and the people makes this a charming place to visit. Nurseries, flower especially the wide range of orchids, forest, wildlife and the diversity of the region are the other attraction. It has several Buddhist monasteries perhaps due to its proximity to the Nathula and Jelep la passes, offshoots of the ancient Silk Road making way for the Tibetans and Chinese and other Buddhist people.