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Lava And Lolegaon

Lava and Lolegaon

Lava And Lolegaon – The Perfect Place For Holidaying With Family
Things To Know About Lava And Lolegaon
Lava and Lolegaon are two remote villages situated in the middle of the dense forests in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. The villages, with a serene environment and a laid back life style offer a perfect holiday destination for people seeking relief from the everyday hustle and bustle of city life. Although the region does not offer the usual attractions that people might expect at a tourist spot, it is a real haven for people, who would like to spend some quite time in the midst of natural beauty.  Although Lava is a prominent business and communication hub, Lolegaon is has bit more remote location, at an extreme edge of the Himalayan ridge.

Places Of Tourist Interest In The Region
Neora Valley national Park: Situated just on the outskirts of Lava, the Neora Valley National Park is spread over an area of 88 sq. kms. It is quite common for people to refer to Lava as the gateway to this park from Kalimpong. The Park is renowned for being the home of several rare species including the Himalayan Black Bear, the barking deer, red panda and wild boar etc. In addition, numerous species of orchids, bamboo grooves and rhododendron trees also abound this region. The best time to visit the park is form March to June and then from September to November.

Lava Monastery: Also famous by the name of Ratnarishi Bihar Buddhist Gompa, this monastery was set up by Karma Lodro Chokyi Senge, who was the third Kongtrul Rinpoche. The monastery, located near the Neora Reservoir Lake, is currently operated by the fourth Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, who also provides training to young disciples.

Jelep La Pass: This is one of the highest mountain passes between India and Tibet and is located in the district of East Sikkim. The famous Menmecho Lake is located just below the Jelep La pass, which lies on the main passageway between Lhasa and Sikkim. Jelep La means “The Lovely Level Pass”, which is exactly what the visitors experience while crossing this 46 m link between India and Tibet.

Nature Interpretation Centre: This center is located at the entrance of the Neora Valley National Park and is a great place to understand the environment of the Park. The Centre has various models and photographs depicting the Parks environment. In addition, visitors can also get to see a wide variety of stuffed birds and animals as well as a great display of different kinds of plants and flows, including the orchids, which can be found in great abundance in the region.

Canopy Walk: Located at a distance of nearly 1 km from the Lolegaon Bus stand, the Canopy walk is a series of inter-connected foot bridges, situated amidst the forest thick with fir, oak, birch and cypress trees. Having a total length of 180 m. these bridges hanging between trees enable visitors to enjoy the beauty of the forest lying underneath them. Since the bridges are placed high up in trees, they tend to sway constantly and hence should be avoided by people who feel dizzy at heights.

Jahndidara View Point: The Jahndidara View point is located on the top of the Lolegaon hill, at a distance of 4 kms from the bus stand.  Visitors can reach the view point by taking an uphill walk that bypasses the Canopy walk. The view point provides enchanting view of the rising sun on the Kanchenjunga mountain range. In addition, visitors can enjoy a breathtaking view of the places like Pandim, Talung, Kabru, Narsing, Jopuno and Pakichu etc.


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