Festivals in Kalimpong and Worship places in Kalimpong

Festivals in Kalimpong and Worship places in Kalimpong
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Major festivals in Kalimpong are Lepcha/Bhutia New Year’s Day, Losar Tibetan New Year’s Day, Durga Puja / Dussehra.

Fifty-one kilometer east of Darjeeling and at an altitude of 1250 metres lies Kalimpong the former headquarters of the Bhutanese Governor. It is situated amidst gently rolling “hills of Deolo and Durbindra”, at the foot of the mighty Himalayas.
The journey from Darjeeling to Kalimpong takes you through rich forests and rolling tea gardens. It affords some of the finest views of the valleys, which is the confluence of the Rangeet & Teesta rivers and the mighty Himalayan range.

FESTIVALS IN KALIMPONG

Festivals in Kalimpong Lepcha/Bhutia New Year's Day

Lepcha Bhutia New Year’s Day

Lepcha/Bhutia New Year’s Day: (January)

Festivals in Kalimpong Lepcha/Bhutia New Year's Day

Lepcha/Bhutia New Year’s Day

Celebrated in the first week of January during Maker Sankranti when the colourful fairs are held along the Teesta river.
Losar Tibetan New Year’s Day (February)

Colourful Tibetan folk-dances are staged in monasteries on this day.
Durga Puja/Dussehra (September/October)

Goddess Durga is worshipped and beautiful images of her are immersed in the water after taking them in colourful processions.
PLACES OF WORSHIP

Buddhist
Tharpa Choaling Monastery

Christain
Roman Catholic Church, Church Of Scotland

Hindu
Kali temple, Pranami Temple, Shiva Temple

Muslim
Mosque,Below Gomphu Restaurant



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