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Dishari De

Dishari Deratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

16 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

Quaint, Beautiful, Definitely a place for a person who loves nature

A small hamlet in the midst of Neora Valley National park and facing the hills. It is serene, quiet, and in a way mysterious. The overall slow atmosphere, morning mists, colour changing skies make it more beautiful. Surrounded by Dhupi forest this village, despite being a recently popular tourist destination for West Bengal tourists, is not crowded like Darjeeling, probably because of unavailability of luxury. I don't know what this does to tourism business but this was bliss for us. Always quiet, kind of sleepy village Lava becomes more beautiful with the presence of the little monastery just at the entrance of the village.

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  • Quaint, Beautiful, Definitely a place for a person who loves nature
  • Quaint, Beautiful, Definitely a place for a person who loves nature
  • Quaint, Beautiful, Definitely a place for a person who loves nature

Bhaskar kr. Das

Bhaskar kr. Dasratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

12 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

Picturesque hamlet-Lava

Lava is a beautiful little hamlet situated in Kalimpong. Staying in Nature's lap of is a bliss. Many tourists prefer not to stay in Lava. But in my opinion spending two nights here in Lava Monastery is a must for any travel bug or shutter bug. A charming hill station with mesmerizing beauty. That's Lava.

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Lava Overview

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.