Culture and Heritage
Kalimpong is very rich in culture and heritage it is one of the best example for unity in diversity due to its multicultural society.With the region being dominated by Sikkimese, Bhutanese,Lepchas, Limbus and Nepalese kingdoms over time, their cultural and religious heritage is very much evident till today.
Kalimpong is the home for many multicultural society and their cultural dress gives them unique identity which distinguished from each other when they performed cultural programs in their festivals.
Heritage buildings and heritage schools are the major attractions for tourist in Kalimpong.
The arrival of Scottish missionaries saw the construction of schools and welfare centers for the British.Rev. W. Macfarlane in the early 1870 established the first schools in the area.
The Scottish University Mission Institution was opened in 1886, followed by the Kalimpong Girls High School.In 1900,Reverend J.A. Graham founded the Dr. Graham's Homes for destitute Anglo-Indian students.By 1907, most schools in Kalimpong started offering education to Indian students. By 1911, the population had swollen to 7,880.