Kalimpong, West Bengal


Kalimpong settlement is located around the North Himalayan ranges in the West Bengal state of India. Its altitude is  about 1250 meters above sea level and the temperature ranges from 2-38 degree Celsius.

Settlement population:

There are about seven communities within the settlement and around 1284 Tibetans settled in the settlement. The livelihood of almost all of the people are based on the petty businesses and winter sweater selling business.

Present population

Facilities in the settlement:

School C.S.T Kalimpong
One Modern allopathic hospital
One Tibetan Medical and Astro institute
Monastery One Monastery
Aged care 1 Old people home

There are also about 10 governmental and non-governmental organizations within the settlement.

Administrative setup:

CTA Representative
The settlement Officer is the representative of Department of Home, Central Tibetan Administration. It is serving as the liaison between the Tibetans in the region and the Department of Home, CTA. It is the principle office to look after welfare and overall control of running of affairs of the Tibetans in the settlement. Daily task for the representative range from adjudicating disputes to communicating with group leaders and outside authorities, and generally watching over the running of all aspects of the settlement under the policy and guidance of Central Tibetan Administration.

Traveling guide:

Nearest Railway station New Jabalpuri 72 kms
Nearest airport Bagdrora 75 kms
Bus and Taxi services Yes