Lolegaon Tourism

Lolegaon Tourism

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Destination Rating
5.9 / 7
191 Ratings & 116 Reviews

Lolegaon Info

  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Darjeeling
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.

Lolegaon is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri.

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Lolegaon Traveller Reviews

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Harish Agarwal

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  • Harish Agarwal
  • Lives in Forbesganj
  • 9 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  1377 readers

"One of the best place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 4, 2016
One of the best place I have visited. I went this place to celebrate new year and seriously this place make me fell so good. Hotels are good. Food is good and cheap. Must watch hanging bridge and most important sunrise it wast just awesome.
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  • 5 votes

Senjuti Kundu

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  • Senjuti Kundu
  • 1 photo
  • 1 Review
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  1396 readers

"A must go place in North Bengal"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 29, 2015
This picture was taken at the 'canopy bridge' which we took at Lolegaon and definitely one the best and rare experience I had so far. It's a hanging bridge as the name already suggests and there are leeches to give one company. This is a must visit if one is touring in North Bengal.
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  • 6 votes

Sunanda Das

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  • Sunanda Das
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 86 photos
  • 20 Reviews
  •  44 helpful votes
  •  19008 readers

"Wonderful destination situated in an extreme end of a Himalayan Ridge"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 11, 2015
You are nature lover, visit this peaceful area of North Bengal. It offers glimpse of snow caved mountain. Walking amid-st forest. Beautiful sunrise and a touch of awesome weather. Lovely evening in a garden, everything can be availed here. A small village fenced by forest. This place is highly recommended. Please have a day or two here.
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  • 4 votes

Dipak kumar patikar

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  • Dipak kumar patikar
  • Lives in Asansol
  • 106 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  19 helpful votes
  •  12213 readers

"Has a surrounding with flowers"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 16, 2015
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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  • 12 votes

Moumita Sarkar

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  • Moumita Sarkar
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  •  15 helpful votes
  •  3995 readers

"mystic lolegaon"

  • 7.0/7
  • 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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  • Dipankar Roy
  • Highlander
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  • 20 Reviews
  •  98 helpful votes
  •  37315 readers

"Enjoy canopy walk in the Lolegaon forest"

  • 7.0/7
  • 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
  • 1 Review
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  4541 readers

"Peaceful Destination"

  • 6.0/7
  • 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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  • 12 votes

Supradip Sarkar

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  • Supradip Sarkar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  4966 readers

"Visit to Lolegaon"

  • 6.0/7
  • 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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  • 14 votes

Subham Pramanik

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  • Subham Pramanik
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  •  5516 readers

"Peaceful Lolegaon"

  • 6.0/7
  • 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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  • Siddhartha Guihathakurta
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  5649 readers

"Visit to a place of peace."

  • 6.0/7
  • 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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