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.
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.
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).