Dr Graham’s Home
Tharpa Choling Gompa
Built in 1922, this ambient Gelugpa-school Tibetan monastery contains statues of the past, present and future Buddhas. A Garuda protects...
Near the junction of RC Mintri and KD Pradkhan Rds is this charming Nyingmapa-school monastery, also known as the Bhutanese Monastery....
Himalayan Handmade Paper Industry
Visitors are welcome to drop into this small workshop to see traditional papermaking processes, from boiling and pulping of the local...
Kalimpong's first coffee house serves a decent espresso hit, alongside some quality cakes and ice-cream specials. It's frequented by...
In true Chinese fashion, Mr Lee and his daughter serve up fantastic and unique Yunnan style dishes at this eatery with a red interior....
Dr Graham’s Home information
This orphanage and school was built in 1900 by Dr JA Graham, a Scottish missionary, to educate children of tea-estate workers, and now has 1300-odd students. There’s a museum that commemorates Graham and his wife, Katherine. The 1925 chapel above the school seems lifted straight out of a Scotland parish, with its grey slate, spire and fine stained-glass windows.
The gate is 4km up the steep KD Pradhan Rd. Many people charter a taxi to get here (₹200) and then do the downhill walk back to town via Tharpa Choling Gompa and the Himalayan Handmade Paper Industry workshop.