Lepchajagat Ratings & Reviews

Subha Jeet

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1 reviewPosted 4 years ago

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 .

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56 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

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.


Ayan Sarkar

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3 reviewsPosted December 2013

Best view of Kanchanjungha from room

Kanchanjungha lovers must visit this place in this time because weather was too clear and cold. You can view the third largest mountain from here. I am booking suit1 of room. And I saw that mt. From my room at the very first morning of the day . You may visit local site seeing by hiring a car like mirik, pasupati market at nepal, sukhiya pokhri market and also jorpokhri. Its about 19 km away from Darjeeling and 8 km away from ghoom . Here cottege caretaker serve food as you wish to eat. Chicken must be your daily diet . Just for relaxed your mind you must visit here . Go here from njp by personal car 2000 rs cost also share car by 170 rs cost.

  • View of the mountains

Pranabendu Sarkar

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2 reviewsPosted July 2013

Visit to lepchajagat - undiscovered beauty of nature

. During the summer vaccation of this year, my family along with the family members of my wife’s friend visited lolegaon, lava, Darjeeling and lepchajagat. Lepchajagat is a small village, some 8 km. West of ghoom, Darjeeling. The only hotel is the nature resort of the west bengal forest development corporation. Previously, it was the bunglow ofthe britsh. Some years back it was renovated and at present it is a wonderful place to stay in. There are in total six rooms including two suits. There is a corridor in the ground floor, with sofas to enjoy the beauty. In the first floor, there is a hall room, with fire places on both sides and a television set with dish connection. The roof top can also be visited. The dinning room has two big tables and can accommodate at least 15/16 people at a time . . The nature resort is situated some 200 meters away from the main road that goes from ghom to sukhiapokhri and then towards pashupati gate and from there to Siliguri via mirik. There is a canteen at the bunglow itself. The cooks are very friendly and can supply any thing you want from momo to chowmein, from khichri to special items of chicken. The day we visited, the weather god was not with us. It was a doom day, we came there from Darjeeling. It was raining when we left Darjeeling. When we turned towards right after crossing the ghoom railway station, it sopped a litle. The scenic beauty was beautiful. At every turn of the road, the hills were having different beauty. The deem light that was falling on the rain drencehd trees were simply marvellous As we reached the nature resort the porters cum cooks came to welcome us with a pleasant smile in their face. We had ordered our lunch over the phone before leaving Darjeeling. The phone numbers of the cookare available on the booking slip itself. After check-in at the bunglow, we were served with hot rice and other delicious itenms that we ordered. By this time the rain had stopped. But the sky was still cloudy. We two friends went out for a strool. The cooks advised us not to get into the forests and not to forget about the umbrellas. Climbing up the 200 odd meters was a daunting task for us. On reaching the road and after walking nearly one mile on each side, we found only a handful huts of local residents. The cars, tempos were speeding past ourselves. It was a really nice nature to enjoy. And then again it started raining; the umbrellas were of no use. We got into one of those hut. It turned out to be a shop selling everything from sanitary napkins to small bottle of whisky. Two women were gossiping in the hut and one old man was sipping tea from a nicely decorated cup. By seeing us, they could understand that we were guests at the nature resort and asked whether we need tea. When we said it would be nice, immediately one lady crossed the road and went up the hill opposite to the hut. Within ten minutes arrived two cups of steaming tea, with a wonderful odour and we relished the cup of tea. It was getting dark, we came down to our rooms. And found a wonderful thing. Our children, (though are friends for last three/four years) have started plying cricket with the children of the other rooms’ guest. And it was really nice to see them playing indoor cricket . In the evening went to the canteen for ordering momos to be made at the hands of momo people. The kitchen was really big, neat and clean. All sort of fuels are used, kerosene stoves, gas stove, electric heater all are running to cater the food need of the boarders. It was noticed that the proviosion of wood as a fuel is also there; but due to the untimely rain, it can not be functional. Today, I can still remember the taste of those damming momos. After finishing the momos, we ordered for the dinner. Then went upstairs and enjoyed the television programmes. Though a limited number of channels wre coming, we have to shift between the pogo ( as demanded by nearly 8/9 children present) and a news channel. It was drizzling outside and the sound of the raindrops on the wooden walls and on the rooftops was really amazing. At 9-00 pm, we were served steaming rice, hot Rotis and curries of our choice. It seemed that the rain has stopped a bit. At about 10, we went upstairs and it was a clear sky. And as we looked on the other side of the mountain, it was a panoramic view. The lights of the Darjeeling were dancing in front of our eyes. It looked like the light of a Diwali night. My six year old son was so overwhelmed at the sight, he could find the hotel we stayed in at Darjeeling by looking at one of the pinkish light, which he thinks is the light of that hotel only. After enjoying the beauty for nearly half an hour and clicking our cameras (knowing fully well that it was not possible to have good photo from that far away place), we had to retreat to our rooms as it started raining again. Next morning the sky was fully clouded. So there was no chance of getting a view of the kanchanjungha. So we had to abandon our programme of visiting the area from where the kanchanjungha seems to be at a hand shaking distance away. We bathed at the hot water of the geyser, packed our bags and had our break fast and bid farewell to lepchajagat. On our journey back to new Jalpaiguri we stopped at many a places to capture the beauty of the nature in our cameras.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Momos at the hand of original momo people

Activities & things to do: Enjoy food & natural beauty

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: 8 km, west of Ghoom

Avoid rainy season


Pranabendu Sarkar

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2 reviewsPosted July 2013

Visit to lepchajagat--- undiscovered beauty of nature

. During the summer vaccation of this year, my family along with the family members of my wife’s friend visited lolegaon, lava, Darjeeling and lepchajagat. Lepchajagat is a small village, some 8 km. West of ghoom, Darjeeling. The only hotel is the nature resort of the west bengal forest development corporation. Previously, it was the bunglow ofthe britsh. Some years back it was renovated and at present it is a wonderful place to stay in. There are in total six rooms including two suits. There is a corridor in the ground floor, with sofas to enjoy the beauty. In the first floor, there is a hall room, with fire places on both sides and a television set with dish connection. The roof top can also be visited. The dinning room has two big tables and can accommodate at least 15/16 people at a time . . The nature resort is situated some 200 meters away from the main road that goes from ghom to sukhiapokhri and then towards pashupati gate and from there to Siliguri via mirik. There is a canteen at the bunglow itself. The cooks are very friendly and can supply any thing you want from momo to chowmein, from khichri to special items of chicken. The day we visited, the weather god was not with us. It was a doom day, we came there from Darjeeling. It was raining when we left Darjeeling. When we turned towards right after crossing the ghoom railway station, it sopped a litle. The scenic beauty was beautiful. At every turn of the road, the hills were having different beauty. The deem light that was falling on the rain drencehd trees were simply marvellous As we reached the nature resort the porters cum cooks came to welcome us with a pleasant smile in their face. We had ordered our lunch over the phone before leaving Darjeeling. The phone numbers of the cookare available on the booking slip itself. After check-in at the bunglow, we were served with hot rice and other delicious itenms that we ordered. By this time the rain had stopped. But the sky was still cloudy. We two friends went out for a strool. The cooks advised us not to get into the forests and not to forget about the umbrellas. Climbing up the 200 odd meters was a daunting task for us. On reaching the road and after walking nearly one mile on each side, we found only a handful huts of local residents. The cars, tempos were speeding past ourselves. It was a really nice nature to enjoy. And then again it started raining; the umbrellas were of no use. We got into one of those hut. It turned out to be a shop selling everything from sanitary napkins to small bottle of whisky. Two women were gossiping in the hut and one old man was sipping tea from a nicely decorated cup. By seeing us, they could understand that we were guests at the nature resort and asked whether we need tea. When we said it would be nice, immediately one lady crossed the road and went up the hill opposite to the hut. Within ten minutes arrived two cups of steaming tea, with a wonderful odour and we relished the cup of tea. It was getting dark, we came down to our rooms. And found a wonderful thing. Our children, (though are friends for last three/four years) have started plying cricket with the children of the other rooms’ guest. And it was really nice to see them playing indoor cricket . Children are playing cricket in the corridor at the ground floor. In the evening went to the canteen for ordering momos to be made at the hands of momo people. The kitchen was really big, neat and clean. All sort of fuels are used, kerosene stoves, gas stove, electric heater all are running to cater the food need of the boarders. It was noticed that the proviosion of wood as a fuel is also there; but due to the untimely rain, it can not be functional. Today, I can still remember the taste of those damming momos. After finishing the momos, we ordered for the dinner. Then went upstairs and enjoyed the television programmes. Though a limited number of channels wre coming, we have to shift between the pogo ( as demanded by nearly 8/9 children present) and a news channel. It was drizzling outside and the sound of the raindrops on the wooden walls and on the rooftops was really amazing. At 9-00 pm, we were served steaming rice, hot Rotis and curries of our choice. It seemed that the rain has stopped a bit. At about 10, we went upstairs and it was a clear sky. And as we looked on the other side of the mountain, it was a panoramic view. The lights of the Darjeeling were dancing in front of our eyes. It looked like the light of a Diwali night. My six year old son was so overwhelmed at the sight, he could find the hotel we stayed in at Darjeeling by looking at one of the pinkish light, which he thinks is the light of that hotel only. After enjoying the beauty for nearly half an hour and clicking our cameras (knowing fully well that it was not possible to have good photo from that far away place), we had to retreat to our rooms as it started raining again. Next morning the sky was fully clouded. So there was no chance of getting a view of the kanchanjungha. So we had to abandon our programme of visiting the area from where the kanchanjungha seems to be at a hand shaking distance away. We bathed at the hot water of the geyser, packed our bags and had our break fast and bid farewell to lepchajagat. On our journey back to new Jalpaiguri we stopped at many a places to capture the beauty of the nature in our cameras.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Momos at the hand of the original momo people

Activities & things to do: Enjoy the food & the natural beauty

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: 8 km to the west of GHOOM, Darjeeling

Avoid rainy season.