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Lava


Lava

Lava town

A journey of 105 kilometers from Siliguri via Kalimpong will take you amidst the exotic natural beauty. Located at an altitude of 7100ft, the quint hamet Lava is surrounded by large tracts of virgin forests. TheNeora Valley National Park is close by and is a wildlife reserve. The views of Jelep-la and Rechi-la passes are very attractive from this province. Lava is a quiet and romantic place as it is situated in the dense forest of Pine and Juniper.lava log hut There are a huge number of orchids as well.

Lava has been on the birding map for many years. The best spot around Lava for birding walk is in the Rachet Reserve Forest, Rangbang Valley, Upper Rishi Valley, and Neora Valley, providing good birding treks. Hill Partridge, Kalij Pheasant, Darjeeling Woodpecker, Great Barbet, Golden Throated Barbet, Drongo Cuckoo, Tawny Owl, Eurasian old photograph of the villageSparrow hawk, Black Eagle, Common Kestrel, Common Green Magpie, Grey Tree pie are some important species found in the region.

Places to see in Lava

Lava is not a sight seeing destination, its rather a natural destination where the most enjoyable part is the time spend in walking around the forest covered village roads. There are two sunset points named Ghanti Dara and Tiffin Dara (Dara means top of the hill). Lava Monastery is also a the monastery of lavaspot of interest of the tourists. Visitors can enjoy the Nature Interpretation Center of the forest department as well. Chhangey Falls situated at a distance of 12 kilometers from Lava is also a nice place to visit.

Distance to Lava

Distance from Siliguri: 105 kms
Nearest Airport: Bagdogra 110 kms
Nearest railhead: NJP 105 kms
Nearest town: Kalimpong 32 kms
District Head quarter: Darjeeling
Best time to visit: November to March

Lava Town Lava forest bungalow Lava forest bungalow Monastery with Neora valley in the background
Lava Town Near Lava town Lava forest establishment Road near Lava

Accommodation in Lava

WBFDC Lava

Lava WBFDC accommodation was the first and still the best accommodation at Lava.

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Hotel Parkar

Hotel Parkar is a budget accommodation at Lava. It has wooden rooms on a 3 storied building.

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Himalaya Inn Lava

A Basic hotel at Lava. The hotel is centrally located at the heart of town.

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