Deolo Hill, Kalimpong - Timings, Entry Fee, Best Time to Visit

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Distance (From Kalimpong Bus Station): 10 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 10 km from Kalimpong Bus Station, Deolo Hill is a hilltop located to the north-east of Kalimpong in West Bengal. Situated at an altitude of around 2000 m, Deolo Hill is the highest point in the town and among the famous Kalimpong Tourist Places.

Deolo Hill is one of the two hills in between the town of Kalimpong stands, the other one is Durpin Hill. Out of the three water reservoirs in Kalimpong, two of which are primary source of drinking water, are located atop this hill. 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. On a clear day, the snow-clad mountains of West Sikkim are also visible from this hill.

At the summit of the hill, there is a park built for recreation purposes which feature exotic flowers. The park is a popular picnic spot for tourists as well as locals. There are also some viewpoints for the mesmerizing view of the sunset and sunrise. The hill also offers various adventure-sports like paragliding, horse riding and trekking.

There is a restaurant with accommodation at the highest point of Deolo Hill managed by the government. One can also visit a Buddha Statue perched on a large stone, a small Shiva temple and a large Hanuman temple with large sculpture of the monkey god nearby.

Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM

Entry Fee: Rs. 20 per person