Lava, which is 35 kilometres from Kalimpong and is at a height of 2350 metres, is quickly gaining popularity as a significant tourist attraction. Lava’s beautiful woodlands are perfect for nature hikes, bird viewing, and exploring the local flora and fauna. This location’s Sherpa View Point offers a stunning view of the snow-capped mountains in Bhutan and Tibet. Scholars and intellectuals are very interested in the monastery at Lava. Lava is the starting point for treks to Gitdubling, Neora Valley, Rachela, and Gumbadara.
How to reach
By Air: Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri is the closest airport. The distance is nearly 50 kilometres, and it will take two hours to go there from Kalimpong.
By Train: New Jalpaiguri is the closest railhead. 574 kilometres separate Kolkata from Siliguri through New Jalpaiguri via train. Given that several trains travel this route, both of these locations are well connected by rail.
The distance by road from Kolkata to Kalimpong is 623 kilometres. Using the NH12 (North Dinajpur-Kolkata Highway), you may drive from Kolkata to Kalimpong Town in 15 hours.
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