Lolegaon Tourism

Lolegaon Tourism

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  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Hill
A small offbeat destination in the northern part of West Bengal, 123 km from Siliguri, 24 km from Lava and 54 km from Kalimpong, Lolegaon lies at an altitude of 1850 m above sea level. Lolegaon is basically a tiny Lepcha village also known as Kafer and has recently been introduced as a tourism place in the state of West Bengal, offering views of the Eastern Himalayan snow ranges.

Lolegaon is ideal for travellers looking forward to spend a leisure holiday enjoying the views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, Mt. Pandim and others. Located on top of a flat hill, 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.

Tourists can avail accommodation at the forest rest houses as well as many private hotels and take part in activities like sightseeing, trekking, bird watching or taking a nature walk. There is also a provision for an exclusive ‘Canopy Walk’ through the ancient Cypress and mossy Oak of the Heritage Forest.

This forest is also the home to some Himalayan species of mountain goats and black bear along with other rare species of butterflies, birds and orchids. Other places to see include the green valley of Ralli. Besides, tourists can also venture out to nearby places like Kalimpong, Lava and Samthaha.

Lolegaon can be visited throughout the year. But it is better to avoid the monsoon season from July to early September when leeches are a very big problem in the area.

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Lolegaon Traveller Reviews

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Dipak kumar patikar

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  • Lives in Asansol
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  • 5 Reviews
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"Has a surrounding with flowers"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Lolegaon, a small Lepcha village in Kalimpong Sub-Division of Darjeeling District of West Bengal State. If you are lucky enough the panoramic view of Kanchenjunga may be clearly sighted from here. The entire place surrounded by flower garden with variety unknown flowers. Outside is covered with Elaichi or cardamom plantation of the large variety. The Canopy Walk on the 180 meter Hanging Bridge in the forest trees is a few step of walk away which is a Heritage Forest Site. The giant statue of the Buddha is in the park nearby this place.
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Moumita Sarkar

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"mystic lolegaon"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Aug 24, 2014
lolegaon near kalimpong west bengal is a small hamlet overlooking kalimpong town. the majestic kanchenjhunga can be viewed in all its glory on a clear winter morning. the canopy walk is enjoyable, walking in the meadows and nearby villages is an experience to remember. a refreshing getaway for a couple of days.
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Dipankar  Roy

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"Enjoy canopy walk in the Lolegaon forest"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Mar 29, 2014
I travelled to Lolegaon from Charkhol on the way to Rishyap. Lolegaon is a small hamlet in the hills (popularly known as kaffer by local residents) some budget to standard hotel is there. Hotel is good and maximum hotels have Kanchanjunga view. Enjoy canopy walk in the Lolegaon forest, but in time of my visit condition of canopy is pathetic and demolished.
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Abhijit  Banerjee

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  • Abhijit Banerjee
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Peaceful Destination"

  • Posted Aug 14, 2013
A peaceful destination with the sight of breathtaking Kanchenjunga.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: No shopping area, but food in Panesha is awesome.

Activities & things to do: Rest, relax and enjoy.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Carry sports shoes.
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Supradip Sarkar

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"Visit to Lolegaon"

  • Posted Jun 10, 2013
This is a nice place. One can see the peaks of Himalaya at a wider scale

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Limited numbers of resturents are there

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Kalingpong or Lava privet vehicles are available. Vehicle charg around Rs. 1500. From NGP, via Kalingpong and Lava bus service is also available. It is better to hire private cars.
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Subham Pramanik

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"Peaceful Lolegaon"

  • Posted Jun 7, 2013
A perfect place to hide in peace for a short term holiday. flee from your home, catch a train and come here in Lolaygaon if at least two days are negotiable in your tour. Only prob here is the water scarcity and of course the lack of hospital or medicine centre otherwise a splendid experience awaiting you in the lap of Nature.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food: Not Bad
Sight Seeing: nothing much+very costly syndicate car service

Activities & things to do: Canopy Walk, Jhandidara sunrise point, spending time roaming around the village

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: NJP to Lplaygaon appx 3000 Rs(any comfortable car)
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Siddhartha Guihathakurta

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"Visit to a place of peace."

  • Posted May 25, 2013
The destination Lolegaon is a very nice place to visit. At present it is better than Darjeeling. Population is very low but well behaved. People are very friendly. n must visit this place and must enjoy the beauty of the earth. Every time the weather is changing. The jungles are very nice. The most important is you can feel the peace here no one is there to disturb there.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: You will not get choice able food because of the distance from Hotel to market. Hence you have to arrange it before hand. There is nothing for shopping but you can enjoy the beauty while traveling by car etc.

Activities & things to do: Take rest, Go for beautiful walk. Enjoy the beauty Have good food. But before coming here collect some food of your choice with you. Things are not readily available here.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: As I have traveled from Darjeeling hence I booked a Car for 3500 to reach Lolegaon. The journey is nice if you take a car because you can enjoy the beauty. But the road condition is not good.
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Prantika .

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"Offbeat Destination- Lolegaon"

  • Posted Feb 9, 2013
Lolegaon is small village at the nature. It is far from city crowed. A mystic cloud around Lolegaon gives great feelings.
Canopy walk in the heritage forest is a great experience.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sunrise from Jhandidara was a awesome experience.
Thukpa and momo with coffee are excellent.

Activities & things to do: Walking on road here & there, and enjoying the essence of nature.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From NJP booked a four wheel and reach Lolegaon.
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Partha Banerjee

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  • Partha Banerjee
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"summer cool"

  • Posted Nov 15, 2012
A beautiful serenity with a hint of adventure. A day or two leisure to enjoy.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: A small village. Not any high ranking hotel but the hotels are good and friendly. Not much shopping to do.

Activities & things to do: Walk around the mountain roads and feel the loneliness of the forest.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Howrah to NJP. From NJP you can have the Car to carry you to the destination.
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Sayantan Sen

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"Trip to Lolegaon"

  • Posted Feb 20, 2012
Lolegaon (localy called Kaffer) is very beautiful place. If weather is cleared, then you can see great K'gha with full range. As well you can see the Kalimpong from Lolegaon. Lolegaon is a very small village and you can walk to complete your trip in lolegaon. If you want a pind of silence rest in nature for 2 days, you can easily choice Lolegaon.
But there is a very bad news for tourist, that Lolegaon has loosing its attraction like Canopee. Canopee is now broken and you only go to see that Canopee, but not walk on it. Also the best place for staying in Lolegaon is now closed for some political issues.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: You can't get too much choice for food. There are few restaurant and hotels near bus stand ( Kaffer stand). Food choice are very limited.
For sight seeing, you can go Canopee forest (just under 1 km from bus stand) and Jhandi dhara view point ( 3.5 km from bus stand). You can get a great view of K'gha from bus stand. Choose a hotel with K'gha facing balcony or window. That will be greater for your trip. Go for a walk in the park which is just opposite of bus stand.
For shopping lover, Lolegaon is not the good place for you.

Activities & things to do: In Lolegaon you can walk to complete your trip to Canopee forest, Jhandi dhara view point, bus stand, park etc. But you have to back to hotel before day light off. You also take your dinner within 7 to 8pm and go to bed early. Wake up as earliest as possible and try to see the K'gha in sun rise. 1 or 2 days is enough in Lolegaon.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Lolegaon is 52 km from Kalimpong, 28 km from Lava. You can take rental car from Kalimpong or Lava to reach Lolegaon. Also you come from NJP via Lava. 1 bus is regularly going to Lolegaon via Lava from Kalimpong.
Travelers should know:
(a) from Lolegaon you can't book any car without syndicate.
(b) Syndicate is fixed the car fare and they do not allow to bargain on that. Lolegaon to Lava = Rs.850, Lolegaon to Kalimpong = Rs.1800, Lolegaon to NJP via Kalimpong = Rs.2800, Lolegaon to NJP via Lava = Rs.3100.
(c) you can't get a good hotel. You should manage with a simple accommodation.
(d) you can't find any medicine shop there, so bring the necessary medicine with you.
(e) in the forest be careful about leeches
(f) do not talk roughly with any local people
(g) do not discuss on any political issues with anybody
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