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Trip to lava

Review of Lava, West Bengal

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Suresh

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  • Suresh
  • Lives in Marisa
  • 12 photos
  • 95 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  2945 readers

"Trip to lava"

  • Posted Oct 26, 2017
I had been to lava which is a hill station in west Bengal and as evening approached the climate became very chilly with us camping in huts.
So overall it was a very nice experience
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Ankur dey

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  • Ankur dey
  • 6 photos
  • 2 Reviews
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"Awesome natural beauty"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 1, 2016
This is a very beautiful place. There is a monastery which is very beautiful and from the monastery the natural beauty is mind blowing. You can view Kanchanjungha from here. As per my view it will be better if you can travel this place early morning.
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Suvobroto Ray chaudhuri

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  • Suvobroto Ray chaudhuri
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 321 photos
  • 54 Reviews
  •  53 helpful votes
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"What's Interesting?"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jun 12, 2016
I don't know but I didn't like this place much as there was nothing interesting to do there for me. I had plans of staying there for two nights but after my first night stay I changed my plan and moved to a different location.
The comment is very much personal. So no one should decide upon my comments.
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Saikat Hazra

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  • Saikat Hazra
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews
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"Pristine Lava"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 7, 2016
Lava is a beautiful place amidst the unmatched natural beauty of Himalayas. Clouds play with this village all over the day and sudden splashes of shower add the romanticism to the unparalleled beauty of Lava. The view of the valley and Himalayan Mountain ranges in one side and the long flowing rivers in plains on the other is simply superb. The illuminated view of Oodlabari & Malbazar in Dooars in night is something, which cannot be forgotten. People at Lava are very cordial and helpful. The smile on young faces are as pure as love. A couple of days relaxation at Lava, can easily rejuvenate a mind and body, which is heavily under pressure for various reasons. Go and experience the LAVA.
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Debasish Bhadra

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  • Debasish Bhadra
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  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 12 Reviews
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"Hillock- clean, green and tidy, mesmerising atmosphere"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted May 29, 2016
Lava is a small hamlet hiding over the Neora valley of the Himalayas. Lava and Lolegaon is a twin village : if you touch one, you can't help going another. It is called "THE LAND OF THE CLOUDS", so please avoid the rainy season. The gateway to the hill stations of north Bengal is NJP railway station which is connected with almost every main city of India. So, don't worry, get down and book a Sumo or Bolero at Rs 2500 and a sensational journey starts through the pine woods, tea gardens and Teesta River the lush green variety of nature's beauty would not let you close your eyes for a moment and you could not understand when 67km-long way ends at a small village where there are blooming flowers in front of every house : yes, get down, it is Lava. Alternatively, you may go to Siliguri from NJP by an auto and board on the Lava bound minibus but it will take more time and you have to wait a lot. However, we reached Lava at about 7am and having our breakfast at the hotel we went out to visit the famous Lava Monastery. All the hotels were situated mainly in Lava Bazar, we have to walk for ten minutes to reach the monastery. It was in a word, awesome. Situated on a hillock, its clean, green and tidy atmosphere mesmerized us. We prayed in the vast prayer room where the statues and images of Lord Buddha were placed. We have had a beautiful picture of the valley and the village from here. In the afternoon we visited the forest nursery and the glass house, all at a walking distance. Our evening passed roaming at the little Mall, a temple was also there. Don't forget to taste the chicken momo at the restaurant opposite the temple.

Since we chose the month of June, there was scarcity of water in every hotel. I think October to March is the best season to visit Lava. Anyway, next day we headed for Rishop, another wonderful hamlet, 11km away from Lava. Please remember book your jeep(no other car is allowed in this route) a day before your journey. The booking counter is at the Mall. Rishop is a calm, green and very romantic village where there are more hotels than the villager's houses. One can have a spectacular view of the Kanchenjunga, Neora Valley National Park and even the Nathula pass of Sikkim. But unfortunately we had been surrounded by clouds and clouds only, they debarred us from enjoying the vista. Spending a few hours we returned back to our hotel. The road from Lava to Rishop is extremely horrible and even broken somewhere. The govt must be cautious about it to turn it into an all-weather road from a mere fair-weather one. However, one may spend one or two nights at Rishop amidst the nature. In the afternoon we visited Nature Interpretation Centre, five minutes walk from the Mall. Here a forest rest house and some Igloo-huts have been built by DGHC for the tourists starting from Rs 1500. Next day we hired a Mahindra jeep to go to Lolegaon, 22km from Lava. The road was extremely enchanting through sal and teak woods. Lolegaon was even smaller than Lava. The main attraction was Canopy-walk. In the forest, a rope bridge was built 40 feet high above the ground through the branches of the trees. It was really exciting to walk through it. Apart from that, there was serene nature. At the little Mall we spent hours looking at the Himalayas. There were many kinds of birds in Lava whereas be careful of leeches in Lolegaon. Never walk through the green grass, always set your foot on the road. Sundown was also fascinating from the Mall. However, spending the night in a resort(hotels are costly here ranging from Rs1200 onwards) next day we set out for NJP via Kalimpong. We booked a jeep that carried us to Kalimpong for sight-seeing like Dello Hills, Mangaldham temple, Pineview nursery, etc. And took to NJP at Rs3000.
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