Flora and Fauna

Kalimpong is the home for several types of flora and fauna three hundred species of orchid are found around Kalimpong and Poinsettia and sunflower are some of the wild species that line the roads of Kalimpong. From higher altitude of pine trees to desert cactus are grown here.It is also the home for medicinal plants and rare flowers.

The weather is milder and pleasant for most part of the year therefore it suitable for the forests found at higher altitudes are made up of pine trees and other evergreen alpine vegetation.Lava is also the place from where you can visit the Neora Valley National Park. Neora Valley National Park that lies within the Kalimpong subdivision and is home to tigers.
​Nestling in the lush green mid ranges of the Himalayas Kalimpong gain a highest position for export of orchids in different parts of of the world.Its have numerous number of flower nurseries,some of the flowering plants grown in the nurseries include Cacti and Succulents, Orchids of different types, house plant and bulbs etc. 

CACTUS IN PINE VIEW NURSERY

 KALIMPONG  PINE VIEW NURSERY

 KALIMPONG  PINE VIEW NURSERY

flora and fauna

Kalimpong is the best tourist destinations attracts most of the visitors for a wide variety of flora and fauna.The Red panda, Clouded leopard, Siberian weasel, Asiatic black bear, barking deer,Himalayan tahr, goral, gaur and pangolin are some of the fauna found near Kalimpong.
Avifauna of the region include the pheasants, cuckoos, minivets, flycatchers, bulbuls, orioles, owls, partridges, sun birds, warblers, swallows, swifts and woodpeckers are some of the fauna found near Kalimpong.
Kalimpong is a major production center of gladioli in India,and orchids, which are exported to many parts of the world.The Rishi Bankim Chandra Park is an ecological museums within Kalimpong.
Kalimpong is also famous for their rich practice of cactus cultivation.Its nurseries attract people from far and wide for the absolutely stunning collection of cacti which they host.
The strains of cacti, though not indigenous to the locale, has been carefully cultivated over the years, and now town boasts one of the most fascinating and exhaustive collection of the Cactaceae family.The plants have adapted well to the altitude and environment, and now proves to be one of the chief proponents of tourism to the township.