Hill town on a New Year high

http://www.telegraphindia.com RAJEEV RAVIDAS Kalimpong, Dec. 29: New Year eve is approaching and the hills are ready to rock. For 225 lucky people this year’s New Year bash will be a memorable incident. Deolo Tourist Lodge has lined up several attractions for the party that will be the only one of its kind in the hill …

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Flower boost to tourism boom – foreigners flock as hills bloom

http://www.telegraphindia.com ANURADHA SHARMA LAKHOTIA Special attractions Siliguri, Dec. 26: Not just butterflies and bees, flowers attract tourists too. Visitors have started swarming to Sikkim and the Darjeeling hills lured by the orchids and rhododendrons. Barely has the winter boom begun to peak with the onset of Yuletide and New Year’s Eve celebrations that the local …

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Nature camp for special children

http://www.telegraphindia.com Avijit Sinha Participants at the camp. A Telegraph picture Kopish Forest (Kalimpong), Dec. 18: Deepika, Parag and their friends were elated. At the end of a 15-km ride through the dense forests of Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, Jhalong and the Sevoke hills, these special children had their first taste of a nature study-cum-adventure camp here …

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Musical start to festivities

http://www.telegraphindia.com Children make merry in the rally on the opening day. Picture by Chinlop Fudong Lepcha Kalimpong, Dec. 18: The five-day Kalimpong Carol Festival, which began here today, set the mood for Christmas celebrations in the subdivision, which has the highest number of Christians in the district. The festival began with a huge rally, which …

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B’day bash for Lepcha king

http://www.telegraphindia.com OUR CORRESPONDENT Kalimpong, Dec. 18: The ruins of the Damsangdri fort above Pudung will provide the backdrop to part of the 275th birth anniversary celebrations of legendary Lepcha King Pano Gaeboo Achyok on Wednesday. The highlight of this year’s festivity will be the sheraboo (literally meaning hunter). As the name suggests, it is a …

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