Reaching, & Staying at Anandavan

Our School is located in the Eastern Himalayan town of Kalimpong which is a part of Darjeeling (of the Tea fame) district in India. Famed for its orchid nurseries, schools, monasteries and moderate climate, this small hill town is scattered along a ridge saddle at an elevation of 1150 m to 1450 m.

Kalimpong is situated on a tri-junction of Bhutan, Sikkim & West Bengal; Two passes into Tibet, Jelep la (4702 m) & Nathu la (4649 m), can be seen to the north-east. Jelep la pass is only 128 Km from Kalimpong and by this virtue, Kalimpong was the fist trading post between Tibet and India until 1962. More information is available here.

One can view the entire 180° panorama of the Choten Nigna range of Sikkim Himalayas with Kanchenjunga massif (8,686 m), the third highest peak in the world. In her majesty, she floats over the clouds with other giants like Kabru (7338 m), Pandim (6691 m) & Siniolchu 6888 (m). Have a look at our Gallery.

picture of Kalimpong Town as seen from Anandavan Yog Peeth, Holumba

How to reach Kalimpong

Kalimpong is located in the North-eastern part of India

By Air

For International travellers, the main points of entry are New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Bagdogra (IXB) is the closest airport to Kalimpong. A number of flights are available from many major cities of India. Kolkata is the closest metropolis.

By Train

Nearest railhead is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) which is connected to all major cities of India. There are long distance Rajdhani Express Trains from New Delhi to NJP (22 hours) and multiple trains from Kolkata (overnight).

To Kalimpong

Once you reach Bagdogra or New Jalpaiguri, you will travel onwards by road to reach Kalimpong. You can take a Taxi or we can arrange to pick you up. It is a pleasant (2.5 hours) drive into the mountains. Most of the flights from Delhi arrive in the afternoon, so you can reach Kalimpong by late evening.

More Details in our FAQ here. Also, please check a few things you need to bring.

picture of map of India showing location of Anandavan Yog Peeth

Accommodation at the Yoga TTC

We conduct our course in Holumba Haven, which has a delightful old-world charm about it. Spread in two acres, it is set in an Orchid nursery which has an amazing diversity of flora. It is conveniently located on the road to Kalimpong town, which is a 10-minute walk away.

There are six wooden cottages that have rooms with twin beds, attached toilets and running hot water. "The Orchid" dining room has a lounge and wi-fi. Water is provided by a private natural spring. We also have more rooms in an adjacent property called "Arcadia". All classes are conducted in the Yoga hall. Please check here for more information before you apply.