Lolegaon

Lolegaon is a small hamlet located in the state of West Bengal. Situated at an altitude of 5500 ft, Lolegaon is a nature lover's paradise. The breathtaking view of the Kanchenjunga range seen from here is unparalleled. The chirping of birds and the pine forests also add to the beauty of this Lepcha village. Jhandi Dara Sunrise Heritage Forest is just 4 km from Lolegaon. There is a hanging footbridge in the forest. The canopy walk on this bridge is thrilling. This forest is inhabited by a number of birds such as Darjeeling Woodpecker, Long Tail Broadmil, Himalayan Bulbul and many more.

Canopy Walk at Jhandi Dara Sunrise Heritage Forest near Lolegaon


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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 are running from Siliguri bus stand to Lava via Kalimpong. From there you can get trekker to reach Lolegaon which is 20 km from Lava. It takes about an hour to reach Lolegaon from Lava. One can also get hired cars from Siliguri to reach Lolegaon directly.

Accommodation

Hotel Sunrise. Tariff - Rs. 1200-1500. Tel: 9830252843.
Hotel Pride. Tariff - Rs. 2500-4000. Tel: 9775588156.
Lovely Resort. Tariff - Rs. 950-1450. Tel: 9830154264.

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