Lava and Lolegaon are too quaint hill stations in Kalimpong district and surrounded by a forest of Pines, oak, and cypress. The altitude of Lava is 7,700 feet while Lolegaon is the lowest is at a lower altitude of 5,500 feet. Since they are closer to each other, most tourists make a combined visit to these two places.
From NJP or Bagdogra you can reach Lava or Lolegaon via calling from or Gourbathan.
From NJP to Lava is about 105 km via Kalimpong and 119 km via Gourbathan. Lava is about 34kms along rishi Road and Lolegaon is 22kms away.
There is an advantage to taking Reli road It crosses the real river the beautiful meandering .from the bridge.
Lolegaon is a quiet and peaceful hamlet located at an altitude of 5,520ft.
Places to See-Lolegaon
Lolegaon, originally known as Kaffer, takes about 4 hours if you are driving down from New Jalpaiguri Station and is about 125kms- the easier route being via Gorubathan. If you are traveling from Lava, it takes only an hour to reach Lolegaon.
A flat land In the heart of the village which is opposite the Eco-Park, Surrounded by a few local shops and food stalls you can do some souvenir shopping or taste the local food of the village here. This is a place to be for all nature-lovers.
The immense greenery will soothe your eyes and calm your soul. Walking below the canopy of Oak and Cypress trees will be refreshing and rejuvenating.
Lolegaon Canopy Walk
The Canopy Walk is the most popular attraction of Lolegaon. A 180 meters long hanging bridge takes you through the dense forest of the mountains. As you walk down the bridge, you will realize it elevates higher and soon you’ll see yourself walking through tree-tops amidst the dense forest.
The experience of walking through the hanging bridge, amidst the deep forest- the experience is nothing but heavenly.
Jhandi Dara Viewpoint
A panoramic view of the Himalayan Range can be seen from this popular viewpoint in Lolegaon. On a clear day, you can see the snow-covered peaks of the Kanchenjunga and Mt. Everest from here.
Here is the ultimate Lava Lolegaon and Rishyap Tour Guide
Lava: Places to see
Neora Valley National Park
It is a small village on the hilltop, Main main attraction is an overwhelming 300 degrees view of the snowcapped Himalayas including Kanchenjunga. Rishap is enriched with a variety of birds.
Lolegaon Nature Resort
Lolegaon Valley Retreat
Lava Tea Estate
Tour Plan 2: 4N5D Covering Lava, Lolegaon and Rishop
Day 1: Lava
From Bagdogra/NJP to directly to Lava, it takes about 4 hours. From Lava, visit the Lava Monastery and the Changey Waterfalls. Next,, you can do local exploration like visiting the local market to collect some souvenirs and stay the night in Lava.
Day 2: Lava Sightseeing
By booking a jungle safari explores the Neora Valley, National Park. The jungle safari will be time-consuming.
Day 3: Lolegaon
Leave for Lolegaon, which takes about an hour to reach. Enjoy the thrills of the Eco-Forest, the Canopy Walk, and the view of the glistening Mt. Kanchenjunga. Stay back at Lolegaon for the night.
Day 4: Rishop
Travel to Rishop from Lolegaon by car. It will take you around 2.5 hours. Rishop is famous for its great weather and Kanchenjangha View. Savor your stay in Rishiop in lazy strolls through the beautiful streets of Rishop.
Day 5: Back to NJP or Bagdogra
Drive back to Bagdogra or New Jalpaiguri to catch your flight or train back home. This downhill journey will take you around 3.5 hours.