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This bustling bazaar town sprawls along a saddle-shaped mountain ridge overlooking the roaring Teesta River and is lorded over by the summit of Khangchendzonga. Smaller and more laid-back than Darjeeling, Kalimpong boasts Himalayan views, Buddhist monasteries, and a fascinating nursery industry, all linked by some fine hikes. You could easily fill three days here.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Kalimpong.