Welcome to Kalimpong District
Honourable Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, has officially announced Kalimpong as the 21st district of West Bengal, with effect from 14th February, 2017. With an aim of better service delivery to the people the new administrative set up of Kalimpong District has started functioning at full capacity with a flurry of developmental activities being undertaken by the District Administration. The Administration has a goal to cover larger number people within the different development schemes and make Kalimpong a better place to live and more attractive to its numerous tourists.
From The Desk of District Magistrate, Kalimpong...
Situated at an altitude of 1300 metres on the eastern part of Darjeeling Himalayas, the Kalimpong district was formed on 14 February 2017, after splitting from the Darjeeling district as the 21st district of West Bengal. It consists of the Kalimpong Municipality with 23 wards and three community development blocks: Kalimpong I, Kalimpong II and Gorubathan consisting of 42 gram panchayats. The attraction of the mighty Himalayas, pristine beauty of the Dooars, dense virgin flora, enchanting valleys and meadows and of course the perennial shinning but chilling weather together have placed Kalimpong district in the map of the most important tourist destinations in the Eastern Himalayas. Kalimpong is home to the most diverse varieties of orchid, cactus and ornamental plants.The aim of the district administration is to deliver public service to the far flung areas and cover the entire population under different schemes of the governmentby constantly reaching out to the people and addressing their concerns. Kalimpong district administration has a goal of ensuring justice to people and inclusion of everyone in the journey of development.
R. Vimala, IAS
District Magistrate, Kalimpong