Darjeeling’s Eye-catching Wonderful 5 Village Tour!

Darjeeling's Eye-catching Wonderful 5 Village Tour!

Lava Village, Darjeeling

Lava Village, Surrounded by mist and clouds, the village of Lava is 34 km from Kalimpong and is situated at an altitude of 7016 feet above sea level. The village lies at an altitude of 2350 meters, located on the old trade route with Bhutan. There is a Buddhist temple and a nature observatory. Also the starting point for trekking to Lava, Neoravalley National Park, famous for nature enjoyment and bird watching. Lava can also be reached from Siliguri via Dumdim-Garubathan crossing the Sevak Bridge.

The well-developed and well-preserved Kanchenjunga Rupoli crown is one of Lava’s best attractions. Wandering through the quiet jungle paths beyond the main town will leave the mind refreshed. Lava attractions include Monastery, Newra Valley, Changi Fountain etc. In addition, since Lolegao is very close to the lava, you can easily see the sights there.

how to go

In fact, except during the rainy season, you can visit the lava at any time. It is wise to avoid these four monsoon months, from June to September. From Kolkata by bus or train to NJP or by plane to Bagdogra and Lava by car. Kalimpong should be taken by jeep from Siliguri’s Johnson Terminal. The rent is one hundred and twenty rupees. Reserve Jeep will be available for Rs 2,500. You can go to Lava from Kalimpong by jeep or by bus.

Or you can go to Lava directly by jeep from Siliguri. Besides, you can go directly from Burimari border by jeep to Lava or New Mal Junction. Lava can be reached by jeep from New Mall Junction or Malbazar. From Kolkata you can take the Kanchenjunga Express to New Mall Junction and from there take a jeep to Lava.

where will you stay

There are various private hotels in Lava including forest development corporation bungalows for accommodation. Hotel Green Palace in Lava Bazar can be an ideal place for you to stay. Double bed 1450 rupees, four bed room 1650 rupees. Lava View Point Hotel located in Lava Bazar has deluxe rooms and four bed rooms. The deluxe room will cost Rs 1500 and the four bed room will cost Rs 1800. Hotel Orchid has rooms from 1200-2200 rupees. Besides, the rent of 7 bed room will be 3500 rupees. Apart from this there are many hotels in Lava.

Darjeeling's Eye-catching Wonderful 5 Village Tour!


Sangse, Darjeeling

Sangser is one of the 39 villages in Kalimpong and is just 14 km from Kalimpong. A small hilly hamlet surrounded by green hills on the way to Rangpo – Sangser. Sangse Khasamhal is a unique creation of nature surrounded by the Delo hills inside Nyora Valley National Park. For those who are tired of the daily monotonous work in the jungle of brick-wood-stone, it is like a real “escape from reality” in the words of TS Eliot. This address hidden in the thick green nature can be an ideal destination to relieve the boredom of your monotonous life. On a two-day holiday, those who are looking for an offbeat hill can come to Sangsere.

Sights of Sangse

On the one hand, the gentle flow of the beautiful Teesta and on the other hand, the Kanchenjunga can be swept away from Sangsa. All in all, nature will welcome you with all its splendor. The small village is sparsely populated, with not many homestays. Even if you don’t get the extravagance of a hotel or resort, you will get homely hospitality at a homestay. Kalimpong town is very close from here. Being only 14 km away, one can visit from Kalimpong in a day. Places like Durpin, Delo, Ramite View Point, Hanuman Talk etc are very close by. These can also be visited.

Lava – Lolegao, Reshop, Kolakham, Chichgaon, Silerigao etc. can be visited from Sangse. For those who love birds, look for various birds in all corners of the Himalayas, in one word, Sanser is a heavenly destination. Avoid the hustle and bustle of package trips, the crowds of so-called tourist spots, so let Sanser be your haven.

Sitting at the homestay during the day and enjoying the immense beauty of nature and the silent majesty of the mountains under the pretext of sunbathing, in the evening one can really feel an unknown mystery in the known nature which will encourage the awakening call of the fox. In this way, the whole day will be spent in the lap of the mountain in conversation with nature and oneself. Sangsa is about the closeness of the distant Kanchenjunga and the flow of the endlessly flowing Teesta.

How to go and accommodation

Can be reached by taxi from Siliguri or by taxi from Kalimpong/Darjeeling. Distance from New Jalpaiguri to Sangser is 85 km. It takes three hours by car. Home stay arrangements are available for Sangs. The fare is Rs 1000-1500 including food. KK home stay. Located 14 km from Kalimpong is Sangse Tourist Bungalow, which has triple bed rooms.


Palmajua, Darjeeling

Palmajua, a small hilly village in North Bengal, India where the hills are covered with clouds, the cool breeze carries the scent of the forest. The roar of the mountain stream sings to sleep and the chorus of birds awakens the dawn. The word ‘Pal’ = tent & ‘Majua’ = the place between two hills. Located between Dhotre and Lodhoma, Palmajua has a relatively low altitude of 1800 m. About 150 people live in this village. Rows and rows of hills stand up all around, with the thick fabric of the Singalila forest on them. Colorful prayer flags are swaying in the cold wind.

The hills of Palmajua are more beautiful, greener. Fog and clouds can be seen in the mountains. But the cloud comes to this mountain, sneaks into his house, the balcony. When you walk in this deserted hilly village, the blanket of fog envelops you. When the sun rises, the appearance changes in the blink of an eye. Palmajua is a small mountain village surrounded by thickets of pine, oak, birch and oak under a deep blue sky. Singalila National Park is nearby. About 170 species of birds can be seen here.

There is a beautiful homestay in the midst of the wonderful flora. Just a 15-minute walk to Palmajua Viewpoint. Kanchanjungha’s extraordinary form will be caught before the eyes. He can be seen smiling almost all day from dawn in winter. Apart from this, you can see Daramdin in West Sikkim from this viewpoint. The wildlife here is excellent. Being a part of Singalila National Park, red pandas can be found in the deep forested bamboo forest. Apart from this, pangolins can also be seen. Those who are addicted to fishing, can go to the nearby Shirikhola. Catch fish to your heart’s content, then fry it.

Nepali traditional dance is organized at night at the homestay. Rammam Hydel Power Project, Rimbic or Srikhola can be visited by car from Palmajua. One can visit Momokhola to see crested kingfishers, brown dippers. There are also numerous smaller trek routes in the vicinity. Sandakphu can even be reached by trekking!


Bara Mangwa, Darjeeling

Orange groves and countless orchids on the hillsides of Bara Mangwa. It will not hurt to enjoy spring in this valley covered with colorful flowers. The mountain view from the balcony of Bara Mangwa Farm House is not to be missed. This small village in the west of Kalimpong is still unexplored by travelers. As a result, the place is a bit quiet.

Chota Mangwa is half an hour away from Bara Mangwa. If you go to this eco-tourist spot, you will see Terrace Cultivation. The joy of getting lost in the orange grove! However, the yield decreases gradually at the end of winter. In addition to lemons, various types of organic farming will be seen. Seasonal vegetables, poultry farming, animal husbandry, yoga and martial arts centers are all developed in this small village. Also noteworthy is the ancient monastery of Takling. Bara and Chota Mangwa are also ideal places for birdwatchers.

Kanchenjunga is sure to be seen if the sky is not heavy. Walking here will become a small trek. If you have a few days in hand, you can visit Peshak Tea Estate, Takda Forest, Rangli-Rongliot Tea Garden or Tinchule. Don’t forget to visit the confluence of Teesta and Rangit.


Chota Mangwa, Darjeeling

An hour’s drive from Tinchule is Chhota Mangwa which is 60 km from Siliguri and 15 km from the Teesta National Highway. Boulder-lined steep path. It is an organic village. It also has a sister, Bara Mangwa. Chota Mangwa has the only ‘Darjeeling Blossom Ecotourism Complex’ and its location, environment, nature is outstanding. Usually resorts in hilly areas are built on a mountain slope or in a valley but this resort is located on a gorge, so that the nature of both sides is exposed to the eyes and the mountains on both sides exist with their own beauty.

Nathula Range on one side, Kanchenjunga on the other. It is a dream state. Darjeeling city on one side, Delo, Kalimpong on the other. The road through hilly villages is sometimes flat and sometimes uphill. Drive off the pollution-noise-busy path, through the soft grassy paths of wild flowers to organic orange groves, lily gardens, cauliflower, cabbage, spinach fields. But if you want to get oranges in the garden, you have to go between October and February.

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