Pine View Nursery
At a distance of 2.5 km from Kalimpong Bus Station, Pine View Nursery is a cactus nursery situated on Atisha Road in Kalimpong of West Bengal. It is one of the popular nurseries in Kalimpong and one of the stoppage points in a standard Kalimpong local sightseeing tour.
Pine View Nursery is a private commercial nursery established in 1971 and is known for its exotic collection of cactus. Mr. Mohan S Pradhan, the individual behind this project and nursery, left his orchid business and followed his passion for cactus. He got an opportunity to collect various species of cactus during his business trips to different parts of the world. Soon he started to raise them in his greenhouse which he built at his home.
Spread over an area of 2 acres, it houses over 1500 species of cactus which was collected diligently from around the globe for four decades. Another notable aspect about this place is the fact it has the largest collection of cactus in entire Asia. The nursery has been awarded with several national and international awards for breeding various types of cacti all at a single place. The nursery is well arranged and well maintained. Some varieties are also available for sale. There is also a resort which provides food and accommodations for tourists.
Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM, Closed on Sundays
Entry Fee: Rs. 20 per person