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Lava Monastery

Arpita Roy
4th Oct 17

Awesome monastery

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Lava Monastery

Ranadeep Das
2nd Oct 17

Very awesome monastery

Very awesome monastery  Video Review

Lava Monastery

Arpita roy
2nd Oct 17

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Tilottama paul

Tilottama paul5.0/5

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Sightseeing experience was good but the roads weren't good at all. Kolakham was a treat to the eyes the weather wasn't that good but the scenic beauty and the calmness of the places were out of words. Food and Shopping: Momos was always a first love and shopping wasn't that big a deal but overall it was a minimal enjoyment I'm shopping and food. Highlight of the trip: Kolakham and the trek to changey waterfall it was splendid

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Trip to lava

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

Recommended Duration in Lava

Number of days to spend in Lava as recommended by our travellers.

2 days


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.

Photos of Lava

Lava monastery, Lava

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Dishari De

Lava monastery appearance
Excursions in Lava, Lava

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Vjay k Vjay

Excursions in Lava, Lava

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Vjay k Vjay


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