Situated at an altitude of 1,200m and at a distance of 50 km to the east of Darjeeling, Kalimpong is a small hill town, possessing natural beauty in abundance. Kalimpong, located on a ridge overlooking the Teesta River, is a tourist destination owing to its temperate climate and proximity to popular tourist locations in the region. The town also is a religious centre of Buddhism. The Zang Dhok Palri Phodang monastery holds a number of rare Tibetan Buddhist scriptures. Tourist attractions in Kalimpong include The Catholic Church, The Army Golf Club, Crockety, Galingka, Kalimpong Morgan House, Nature Interpretation Centre, Neora National Park. The region is also ideal for adventure activities such as hiking, water rafting, fishing and angling; and village walks.