Delo Park Kalimpong - Tour & Travel Guide
Indian & Chinese
Nestled atop the Delo Hill, Delo Park is one of the finest tourist attractions every traveler should visit. It is one of the two hills between which the town of Kalimpong is built. Kalimpong is located on a crest that connects the Durpin and Deolo hills. The hill, which stands at 1,704 meters above sea level, is Kalimpong's highest point. The hill is located to the town's northeast. Atop this hill is three water reservoirs, two of which serve as the town's principal drinking water source. From this vantage point and the park, the town of Kalimpong, the surrounding villages of Relli valley, and the shimmering Teesta River can be seen in their full glory.
Attractions in and around Delo Park
Deolo Park, in fact, the entire hill will take your breath away for sure with its sheer beauty. A path will lead you to a large garden that is home to thousands of plants and blooming flowers. While the somewhat uphill walk can be exhausting, the views from the summit will more than compensate for the effort. Small gift shops and horseback riding are also available for the people who love adventure. It takes an hour to properly explore every corner of the park. Another attraction of the park is its "I Love Kalimpong" signboard in the park's center, which makes for a terrific photo opportunity for visitors. The park is a popular picnic spot for tourists as well as locals. Near the park, there is also a very popular Hindu temple you can visit. In short, Deolo provides a panoramic 360-degree view of Kalimpong town and its neighboring hills.
Delo Park Entry Fee and Timings
The entry fee of Deolo Park is 20 rupees as of now (the price is subject to change). However, if you are a foreigner, the entry fee is 50 rupees per person. If you want to take a horse ride, you have to pay 100 rupees (the price is subject to change). You can also enjoy paragliding which will cost you around 3500 rupees (the price is subject to change). As per the timing is concerned, the park opens at 6 am and closes at around 7 pm.
How to Reach Deolo Park
The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport, which is located near Siliguri and is about 79 kilometers from the main town of Kalimpong. You can take a taxi from the airport to Kalimpong. By rail, Kalimpong is served by the New Jalpaiguri (NJP) railway station, from which you can easily reach Delo by hiring a car.
Best Time to Visit Deolo Park
Deolo Park is one of the magnificent places to visit in Kalimpong which is worth visiting with your friends and family to spend some quality time together and refresh your mind. The park is best visited during the months of March to May and then again from September to November. The surrounding panoramic will be magnificent if you visit this park during any of these months mentioned here.