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Lava Monastery

Lava is an entry to the Neora Valley National Park in Kalimpong and is a favorite of the tourists of West Bengal. The Lava Monastery is a major reason of the tourist footfall here. There is a statue of the Buddha here and the Tibetian Monks are settled over here. You will find immense peace here and thus refresh yourself before you can restart your day. In the National Park, you find animals such as black bears, Barking deer and other flora varieties as well. The waterfalls around this place look very beautiful too.
On the way we visited Lava Monastery. It is situated near Lava Bazar.
On return , if the weather is clear you can have the panorama view of  night lights of Teesta river basin upto siliguri and a sky full of stars.You can enjoy the view with a chat with friends and steaming hot momos served with localy brewed beer.
Kasturi Mitra
after breakfast we headed towards kalimpong district,mainly lava. It takes around 3hr to reach lava. Lava is popular for it's dense pine Forest and old monastery. It's situated 7016 ft above the sea level. It's the entry point of neora valley national park. There are ample hotels and homestays in lava, one can also book a tent in the forest.Lava monastery was built in 1987 and presently accommodates over 100 monks. The tranquility of the place will instantly make anyone calm and stress-free. I love travelling to Buddhist gomphas/monastery. These are very integral part of the Himalayas. No travel is complete without knowing the locals, their daily life and culture.