Lava is a small village situated 34 kilometers away from Kalimpong on the old trade route to Bhutan.Lava Surrounded by virgin pine forests at an altitude of 2,350 meters.
Lolay Gaon is a small Lepcha village situated in an extreme end of a Himalayan Ridge at an altitude of 1,675 meters. has beautiful landscape, comprising lush green forset & serene valleys. The peaks of Kanchenjunga rises majestically in the morning. Loley Gaon is a one hour journey from Lava through the forest road.
Top places to visit :
1. Canopy Walk
Canopy walk comprises hanging bridges, suspended from one tree to another. The hanging bridges made from planks of wood .You can experience viewing the wild, pristine forests in all their glory.
2. Lolegaon Viewpoint
The Lolegaon Viewpoint is located high up in the town. The place offers a panoramic view of the Neora Valley National Park and the stunning snow capped Himalayas, painted in the background.
Another equally beautiful viewpoint is the Jhandidhara Viewpoint which is located at the Lolegaon hilltop, a few km drive or trek from the valley. One of the most magnificent attraction of the place is the view of Kanchenjunga Mountains.
4. Neora Valley National Park
The Neora Valley Park is by far the most unique and prime tourist attraction of the place. The reserved park comprises nearly 100 acre of forest land.
5. Changey Falls
Located at about 10 km from Lava, Changey falls is s small waterfall in between Tiffin Dhara and Ghanti Dhara.
6. Lava Monastery
The monastery has a four acre piece of land where hundreds of monks live and preach their beliefs.
The nearest Airport is the Bagdogra Airport, you can easily hire a cab from there
Buses are also available from Siliguri.
The New Jalpaiguri Station is the closest to Lolegaon. The station is well connected to places such as Kolkata, New Delhi, Chenna and Mumbai. From here as well, you will have to hire a cab.