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Kalimpong

67 Km from Siliguri, Kalimpong is a beautiful hill-town in North Bengal which can be reached from either Siliguri or Darjeeling. It is popular for its panoramic valley views, Buddhists monasteries, churches and Tibetan handicrafts. As per the Lepchas, Kalimpong means 'ridge where we play'. It is said that these local tribesmen used to organise field sports when they weren't engaged in agricultural pursuit hence it is the named so.