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TRAVEL IN LAVA SHOW MAP

Lava is situated at an altitude of 7200 feet, it is famous for its proximity to the Neora Valley National Park and its beautiful view of the Jelep La and Rechi La passes. Lava is about 32 km east of Kalimpong. Oak and fir trees welcome the visitor at Lava. Loleygaon offers panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga.

Located on top of a flat hill Lolegaon is ideal to spend a leisure holiday enjoying the views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, Mt. Pandim and others., Lolegaon is famous for its panoramic views of the Himalayas. A very important spot to look out for in Lolegaon is Jhandidara which is a wooded top of a hill and it offers views of all the peaks of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Everest. Lolegaon village is sheltered under the lush canopy of towering Dhoopi, Deodhar and Pine trees.

MUST SEE IN LAVA

Snow views: 

Get paneromic view of snow laden Eastern Himalaya with Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt Siniolchu, Jalep La Pass, and Rechila Pass.

Best view points are Sherpa view point and Tiffin Dara. 

Bird watch:

The road stretch from Algarah to Lava and the north west area of the Neora Valley National Park is a birding hotspot.  The Lava area is home to the Rusty-bellied Shortwing, Broad-billed Warbler, Blue-fronted Robin, Yellow-throated Fulvetta, Rufous-throated Wren Babbler, Grey-sided Laughingthrush, Scarlet Finch and many more rarely sighted birds.

Neora National Park: 

Lava is the gateway to the Neora National Park. This Park is at the junction of Sikkim, West Bengal and Bhutan. A short Neora valley trek of 3 days will cover Rachela Danda (Tri-junction of West Bengal, Bhutan and Sikkim).

Nature Interpretation Centre: 

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MUST DO IN LAVA

1. In and around the village you can walk through the unexplored Neora Valley Reservoir and the Inventory. 

2. Local Tour: There are a number of places you may cover by jeep or take short Treks.

Visit Tiffin Dara (2 -3 km) to get a panoramic view of the Kangchendzonga range.  Tiffin Dara  is also famous for sunrise.  Samabiong Tea Garden (6 km) is  also known for organic tea and Ghanti Dara is popular for panoramic views of Singalila Range and sunrise. Gitkolbung (Guruchukhi) monastery is a drive of  7 km. 

3. Drive 14 kms through the forests to Changey waterfalls. 

Numerous short and long treks are possible from Lava: Two days trek through the forests and rivers to Dali fort,

Loleygaon  is 25 kms from Lava is a cute hill station. It has a heritage forest and a view point for snow ranges of Singalila Range

Trek to Reshap for a couple of hours to get 180º view of the Himalayas

Other activities like bird-watching, camping, mountain bike trips, anthropological tours etc can be done at Lava.

REACH LAVA
AIR

Nearest airport is Bagdogra (130 km).

RAIL

Nearest Railstation is Mal Junction (64 Km). New Jalpaiguri rail station is 120 km.

Buses, Private cars taxis are available from both NJP and Mal station.

ROAD

Lava is 99km via Kalimpong and 115km via Gorubathan from Siliguri.

From Siliguri take the bus or service jeep to Kalimpong. It is convenient to reach Lolegaon via Kalimpong. Only two buses through the day leave directly for Lolegaon from Kalimpong. Distance is 56 km from Kalimpong and takes 4 hours to reach Lolegaon. Share jeep is not available on this route. Lolegaon is 24 km away from Lava.

Rishop11km (walking: 4km).

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