India. West Bengal. Kalimpong. Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Gompa.Tibetan buddhist monastery.

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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.


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