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What makes Kalimpong a Royal Affair


The Royal Queen Grandmother Ashi Kesang Choeden Wangchuck of Bhutan pays her yearly visit to Kalimpong India. The region becomes an important standpoint for two countries of a significant history to meet and maintain their solidarity.  

Captivated by the classical booming trade centre of the frontiers of Sikkim, Tibet and Bhutan, Queen Grandmother sealed her relationship with Kalimpong by the Treaty of Friendship signed in Darjeeling in 1949. Kalimpong’s beauty is now nestled by glorious mountains, rich tropical nurseries, and perfectly clear lakes.

Image by Helen, New my royals 

Royal Grandmother at Bhutan House in Kalimpong, taken during Losar on February 5, 2019. Bhutan’s March calendar featured this special day as Losar coincided with her son, His Royal Highness’ Birthday 

Her Majesty directed a time of Bhutan’s most prominent change – entry to modernisationShe makes sure she visits her family home- The Bhutan House in Kalimpong for Losar occasions. Because of Kalimpongs moderately lower elevation , the climate is milder and wonderful most seasons and thus it suits all vacationers who are searching for such charming climate with magnificent views on Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan snow tops. 

Image by Bernard GagnonWikipedia 

This Buddhist Monastery was built under the guidance of Dalai Lama in 1975, it holds importance for both its spiritual significance and as architectural marvelousFrom this point, a view of the Himalayas is also breath-taking.  

Kalimpong not only attracts visitors from its natural beauty, it also boasts a number of stunning architectures like the Zong Dog Palri Fo Brang Gompa built under the guidance of Dalai Lama, the St Teresa’s Church by Swiss Jesuits and the Bhutan houseenrich the place with spiritual air and marks itself with stunning architectural designs.  

Image by Amit Chandra, Travel Triangle 

Paragliding in Kalimpong offers a spectacular view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga– one without any disturbance. On a clear sky, one can see the tiny houses, lush green valleys and clear rivers of the region. 

The attraction of Kalimpong is best seen from a large aerial view and this is now provided by taking off through the blue skies and slicing through the fresh cool air by paragliding.  Not only this, even camps have combined itself with river rafting and angling.  

Queen Mother visiting the Hotel Elgin Silver Oaks, Kalimpong in 2018  
where she is joined by  the Oberoi family. 

 While Her Majesty is known as a wonderful hostess,  she twins herself with Kalimpong’s ability to beguile diverse cultures and traditions making it the perfect melting pot. Hotel Elgin Silver Oaks has been honored to host Her Majesty whenever she’s in Kalimpong.  Queen Grandmother and her relationship with Kalimpong promises to remember and record the history of the relationship between the two countries- Bhutan and India. The beautiful landscape, the captivating structures and the rich history give people all the love and blessing that only makes you cherish and rejoice its existence- making it indeed a majestic region.