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.