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Lava Tourism

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5.7/7
214 Ratings & 104 Reviews

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Kaushik Ghatak

"Good place for people!"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 6 months ago
Lava is a very good place for those people who want to relaxed, Just open your eyes see the beautiful hills. U can go to Lolegaon, change falls, Rishop, Kholakham Charkhol and so many other place, local people r very good and help full, few....... More
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Bikash
  • Bikash
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 Review

"Awesome Lava"

  • Posted 9 months ago
If you are looking for a holiday far from the madding crowd, Lava is the perfect place to be. Lush green valleys, thick pine forest, snow capped Himalayan Peaks and weather full of mists, really would refresh your mind Food, sight-seeing and....... More
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Mazhar Emam
  • Mazhar Emam
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews

"Mind blowing"

  • Posted 9 months ago
You can ramble around the village. Changi falls and Neoara valley trek are must.Best Experience: Food and View from the balcony. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food, sight-seeing and shopping. Food was good.food wonderful food magical....... More
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Wasim Akhtar
  • Wasim Akhtar
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews

"Lava - beautiful mountain top"

  • Posted 10 months ago
lava is a a small town on mountain top.very good place to spend time with family and friends. Other places of interest are Delo, Rishop, Changi falls,Sunset point. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food in lava is cheap and cooked by....... More
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Sudip Maiti
  • Sudip Maiti
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  • 6 Reviews

"Cool LAVA"

  • Posted 10 months ago
Small town, but quite cold. Has a good maintained forest with its small trekking path. There is also a large monastery. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Small shops for shopping, better to avoid. Activities & things to do: Trekking....... More
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Lava Info

  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Hill
Lava is a small village located in the district of Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal. Situated 2138 m above sea level, Lava is popular for its natural beauty and adventure activities such as trekking, climbing and hiking. Locals still follow a very traditional way of living and are not much affected by modernisation.

The forest area that surrounds the village has some rare species of birds like rusty bellied short wing, blue robin, fulvetta, finch, wren babbler and many more, which attract bird watchers from all over the world.  

The forest also has animals such as barking deer and black bear. The popular attractions of the region include Buddhist monasteries located in the hills of Lava and the Neora National Park. A permit is required to enter this National Park in Lava. 

There is not much to do in Lava other than relax and laze around. Tourists can participate in adventure activities; spend time in the hotel and watch the imposing Mount Kachenjunga or just talk a leisurely walk around the quaint hamlet of Lava.

The climate of Lava remains pleasant throughout the year with snowfall during the winter seasons whereas the summers here are very mild and considered to be the best time to visit. Many tourists also visit Lava during the winter season. From the months of December to February, the temperature drops below 0 Celsius.

Lava can be reached by bus, jeep, taxi or a private vehicle from the neighbouring regions of Siliguri and Darjeeling. The nearest airport to Lava is the Bagdogra airport, located outside the town of Siliguri, which is about 120 km away. The nearest train station is located at Jagalpuri that connects to places like New Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and Chennai. Taxis and other transport services are available from the train station.    

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