West Bengal

Kalimpong was a place of contact and exchange between numerous known scholars and adventurers, local people, and Tibetan refugees. It also became René Nebesky-Wojkowitz' home for many months and the starting point for traveling to neighboring areas, sometimes even on horseback. For his research on Lepcha communities, he travelled to small villages near Kalimpong such as Git and Nim in particular. During his visits to Tibetan monasteries in Darjeeling, Ghum and Kalimpong he documented and recorded Buddhist art and iconography and recorded ritual dances in Pedong.