Lava is a small hill town located 32 km from Kalimpong. Situated at a height of 7200 ft, Lava is surrounded by dense oak, pine, fir forests. The place is full of hills and mountains. From here one can get a breathtaking view of Kanchenjunga, Pandim, Koktang and other peaks. For those who love the serenity of nature, Lava would be an unforgettable experience. Sherpa View Point is the most prominent attraction of Lava. From here you can get a beautiful view of the majestic Kanchenjunga peak. Another famous attraction is the Neora Valley National Park. This park is just 9 km from Lava. Situated at the foothills of Neora hill, this park has everything from majestic hills to dense forests, tigers, bears, leopards, red panda, deers and innumerous species of birds. You can also watch sunrise from Tikindara view point.


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How to Reach

Trains are running from Sealdah, Howrah and Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri. The journey from Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri takes around 10 hours. Auto rickshaws are plying from New Jalpaiguri to Siliguri. Buses, cars and shared jeeps are available from Siliguri to reach Lava.


WBFDC Nature Education and Wilderness Resort. Tariff - Rs. 900-1700. Tel: 03552-282338, 9434143221.
Hotel Lava Viewpoint. Tariff - Rs. 1500-1850. Tel: 9163596075.
Hotel Paradise. Tariff - Rs. 900-1500. Tel: 9932889565.
Spring Vale Resort. Tariff - 500-1000. Tel: 9830107780.
Himalaya Inn. Tariff - Rs. 1000-2000. Tel: 9831185889.
Hotel Dreamland. Tariff - Rs. 800-1000. Tel: 9674369099.
Hotel Orchid. Tariff - Rs. 1500-1800. Tel: 9830252843.

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