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“Nice View of Kalimpong”
Review of Durpin Dara Hill

Durpin Dara Hill
Ranked #5 of 26 things to do in Kalimpong
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

This was the place in Kalimpong you must visit for adventure sports like paraselling & nice seight seeing place.

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Durpin means binoculars in Nepali.It was a long uphill drive from Kalimpong bus-stand to the top of a viewpoint on the edge of the hill .With Saw the "Shiv Statue" on top of a distant mountain situated at Siddhesvara Dham in Namchi in Sikkim.With my binoculars the statue was clearly visible, pure white statue that seemed near as Sikkim was close to Kalimpong in a straight line as the crow flies.After observing the surrounding mountains which included Mt Kanchenjunga with binoculars we drove further to the top reaching "Zang -Dhok Palri(Durpin Monastery) ". The view from this monastery is excellent, entire valley can be seen on a clear day.The Indian Army has a base on Durpin Dara hills and also a excellent golf course.A visit to the historic "Morgan House" and the "Pinewood Cactus Nursery" is mandatory on the return journey from the hills back to Kalimpong.

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Located within the military cantonment is the Durpin Dara view point. A newly built monastery is the main attraction in the area. It is located away from the town and is recommended to reserve a taxi for a visit.

3  Thank Bornav
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

We drove here first, once we reached Kalimpong. Definitely see the Durpin Gompa on tihs hill as well--- a highlight. Nice views all over the city of Kalimpong and surrounding mountains.

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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Its a spot in the Cantonment area where the valley opens up. No infrastructure or point has been created. Its been added to just fill up a one day itenary for a day trip in Kalimpong

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