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Lepchajagat

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Subha Jeet

Subha Jeet4.3/5

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Heaven of nature lovers

Lepchajagat is a small village located in wilderness at an altitude of 6, 956 ft and 19 kms from Darjeeling town. It is all about dense forested area full of pines, oaks and rhododendrons. And all that is combined with magnificent views of Kanchenjunga Peaks, wonderful birds and serene tranquility.

Punpun .

Punpun .5.0/5

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Where the Lepchas stay!

Lepchajagat, meaning the place for Lepchas is a beautiful hill station within the forest. It is located near Ghoom. From Ghoom it takes around 45 minutes to reach this place. There is a Forest Bungalow of West Bengal Forest Department where you have to book for your night stay prior to your visit. The rooms are vast and are over sized in respect to rates taken for the rooms Food quality was good but service of the caretakers where not to the mark. Availability of caretakers in odd hours was also an issue. Sometimes it might make you feel that you are in the middle of nowhere with no one around you Otherwise, location wise, it is located in the best viewed location of Lepchajagat. I am saying this because from this forest guest house you can watch sunrise on Mt Kanchenjunga.

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Lepchajagat Overview

Lepchajagat is a small village and a hill station in West Bengal. Situated at an altitude of 2123 m above sea level, it lies close to Darjeeling, about 20 km away from it.

Earlier a quiet settlement of the Lepcha tribe, it became well known after the British expedition into the region. Now, a popular tourist spot, Lepchajagat is famous for views of Mount Kanchenjunga and the surrounding Himalayas from amidst hilly forests of rhododendron, pine and oak.

Sunrise and sunset from behind the Kanchenjunga and Darjeeling illuminated at night are some of the picturesque views afforded at Lepchajagat. It is also located close to other hill stations of the region such as Kurseong, Kalimpong, Tiger Hill and Jorepokhri.

Lepchajagat is closest to Darjeeling. From Darjeeling, one can take a shared jeep to the hill station. The nearest railway station is at New Jalpaiguri, about 85 km away. The closest airport is the Bagdogra Airport, about 80 km away. The best time to visit Lepchajagat is during winter.

Photos of Lepchajagat

Lepchajagat, West Bengal

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Ayan Sarkar

View of the mountains
Lepchajagat, West Bengal

Photo by

Amit Aggarwal

Lord Buddha at Lepchajagat

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