Kalimpong is a mesmerizing hill station located in the Northern part of West Bengal. Its proximity to Darjeeling means that there is always a moist whiff of the world-famous Darjeeling Tea in this area. Before you hop on to the train/ Flight to spend your next vacation in this beautiful city, we suggest you take our advice on the best time to visit Kalimpong.
The Indian summer generally starts from the month of March and lasts till May. Unlike other parts of this hot country, Kalimpong has a very pleasant summer with a long spring season. Take our word the flowering season of spring which falls in the months of March-April is the best season to visit Kalimpong, as a motley of colorful flowering trees will surround you when you choose to take a stroll outside.
The colorful flowering trees accompanied by the beautiful milky white backdrop of the Himalayas with chocolaty soil beneath you will paint a picture of natural beauty inside your mind. The temperature during summer in Kalimpong never rises above 24 degrees Celsius and with cool winds blowing from the Himalayas.
The winter months start from October and last till February, the temperature ranges from 7 to 16 degrees Celsius and the weather is generally pleasant. The chilly winds of the mountains can act as a deterrent for some people, but if you wish to explore the region in chilly winters, then you must visit Kalimpong.
The monsoon in Kalimpong usually starts from June and lasts till September. Due to the heavy rain, the region did not receive many visitors. Being an off-season you can expect the hotel rates to be reasonable as well. The town is almost covered in fog which gives the town a mystical look and the temperature hovers around 18 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius.