Deolo Hill is a popular picnic spot in Kalimpong
Deolo Hill is one of the two hills that the town of Kalimpong stands between. Kalimpong is situated on a ridge connecting the two hills, Durpin and Deolo. The hill is 1,704 metres (5,590 feet) above msl and is the highest point of Kalimpong town. The hill is located north east of the town. Three water container, two of which serve as the primary drinking water cause to the town are present atop this hill. The town of Kalimpong, the neighboring villages of Relli valley, Teesta River and its valleys all can be viewed from this point.
Deolo Hill, located to the north-east of the town, is one of the two hills in between which the town of Kalimpong stands. From the top of this hill, tourists can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding villages of Relli valley and Teesta River along with the town of Kalimpong. In addition, there is a park located at the summit of this hill, which is constructed for ports competitive purposes. The hill is also the highest point of Kalimpong town, with a height reaching up to 1,704 metre above sea level.
How to Reach
Bagdogra airport, located close to Siliguri is the nearest airport and is some 79 km from Kalimpong. From the airport, you can take a taxi to reach Kalimpong. By rail, New Jalpaiguri (NJP) railway station serves Kalimpong and you can easily reach Delo by hiring a taxi from the station.
The most famous nearby attraction is Lava. Located some 30 km from Kalimpong, Lava is famous for its closeness to Neora Valley National Park. Then there is Pedong, some 20 km from Kalimpong which is a beautiful tiny settlement amidst pine trees, Lolaygaon, (54 km from Kalimpong) which offers some amazing views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and off course Darjeeling just 56 km from Kalimpong, is often called ‘Queen of Hills’ and is the most famous tourist station in northeastern India. Other nearby attraction includes Rishop, Kolakham and Reshikhola.
Places to Visit Near & Around:
– Kalimpong Cactus Nursery
– Nature Interpretation Centre
– Thongsa Gumpha (Monastery)
– Shanti Kunj
– Durpin Dara
– Lepcha Museum
– Rishi Bonkim Chandra Park
– Sai Mandir
Time to Visit
You can visit Kalimpong during any time of the year as the place experiences mild summers and pleasant winters. Rainy season experiences heavy rainfall which causes landslides. The best time to visit this place is from March to May and from September to November.