Compared to Darjeeling and Sikkim, Kalimpong is less well known. However it is a quaint cosmopolitan hill town with an all round temperate weather. It is famous for its schools, flower nurseries and a green and leafy suburban landscape that provides for relaxed living amidst the bounties of nature. The town itself may seem unruly and chaotic but its shops provide all provisions for day to day living that will not make one miss the city.
Ideally Kalimpong should be more than the one night stop that it has become for visitors either beginning their trip into the region or ending their sojourn. The common refrain amongst Yuru guests is that they should have planned for staying a few more nights. Repeat guests therefore always increase the length of their stay after having once succumbed to the charms of the Yuru ambiance and service.
Some farsighted guests have made Yuru their base from where they have explored Darjeeling and the adjoining areas. When one realizes that Kalimpong’s location allows for travel to Darjeeling, Siliguri, Gangtok, Namchi all within 3 hours, that kind of planning makes sense.