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A small peaceful hamlet in the Kalimpong sub division of Darjeeling District, Lolegaon is nature's paradise on its own with beautiful landscape, comprising lush green forest and serene valleys. The peaks of Kanchenjunga rise majestically in the morning mist. Lolegaon is a one hour journey from Kalimpong and Lava through the serpentine forest road. Lolegaon offers small treks and trails. An Ideal destination for unwinding & relaxation.
Lolegaon is a beautiful Lepcha village of scenic spledour. It is situated in an extreme end of a Himalayan Ridge & located at a distance of 24 km from Lava lying at an altitude of 1,675 mtrs. It comes under the Kalimpong I block in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal. Lolegaon can be reached from Siliguri with a 4 hour drive covering 124 km via Kalimpong and Lava. Kalimpong, the nearest town is 55 kms from Lolegaon. Lolegaon is locally known as Kaffer. Lolegaon stands along a lovely forest drive. It has a heritage forest and an observation point called Jhandi Dara, for viewing the snow peaks of the Singalila Range. According to some, it offers an even better view of the sunrise than Tiger Hill.

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Canopy Walk
Canopy Walk is located around a kilometre from the bus stand at Loleygaon, in the middle of the forest full of fir, oak, birch and cypress are inter-connected foot bridges. With a total length of 180 meters, the hanging bridges from one tree to another help the visitors to view the beauty of the forest from a height. These bridges keep on swinging continuously, so tourists with the problem of dizziness should take precaution.

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Canopy Walk

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By Road: Canopy walk in the heritage forest is a great experience. Canopy walk is inside the charkhole forest of Lolegaopn located around 6 minutes (1.5 km) away from the main bus stand of Lava.

Eco Park (Loleygaon)
At the center of the village there is a flat land opposite to the Eco-Park, where there are few small tea stalls and shops. This is the only bazaar area where you can buy small stuffs or eat. On a day trip, you may carry your packed lunch.

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VIP Bungalow View Point (Loleygaon)
While cars can go up to a point (very bad road though), it's essentially a pathway that leads through the dense jungle, then to a stairway and then to the elevated view point. If you plan to stay at Loleygaon, trek up to this view point early in the morning to see sunrise.
Visit the VIP Bungalow View Point. It's a manicured lawn area below the VIP bungalow which has nice viewing galleries. Unfortunately they are not well maintained, but you still get excellent views of Kanchenjunga snow peaks from here.

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Rimbik
Rimbik is a small town in the Singalila National Park area of Darjeeling District. The small town is a tourist hub for trekkers travelling to the Singalila National Park area including Sandakphu. In the recent past there has been some interest from the offbeat leisure tourists who want to explore the region beyond traditional tourist destinations. Rimbik is perched on a hill above river Rammam flowing from Sikkim to Bengal. The small town is the last major hamlet in the Bengal side and is close to Nepal and Sikkim boarders. The villages in the surrounding area depend on Rimbik market for their regular supplies.

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RIMBIK

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By Air: The nearest airport to Rishop and Rimbik is Bagdogra. There are various modes of transport available to reach these places.
By Train: The closest railway stations to Rishop and Rimbik are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri. At these places various kind of transport facility are available to reach there.
By Road: There is a decent motorable road (Hill Cart Road) to Rimbik, via Kurseong from Siliguri. To reach Rishop there are various kind of transport available from Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri.

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Rishop
The place can be approached by a 4 km walk uphill from Lava through the deep silent forest of Pines, Rhododendrons and Orchids. The enthralling views of the vast range of Kanchenjunga, the blue mountains of Sikkim, Nathu-La and Jelap-La passes are an experience of the lifetime.
Rated as the best and ultimate site in the Kalimpong area, it is situated at a height of 8250 ft, about 10 kms away from Lava and 28 kms away from Kalimpong. Jeepable roads reach until the last four Km (Up Hill), however electricity has not reached here yet giving it a medieval sort of charm.

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RISHOP

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By Air: The nearest airport to Rishop and Rimbik is Bagdogra. There are various modes of transport available to reach these places.
By Train: The closest railway stations to Rishop and Rimbik are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri. At these places various kind of transport facility are available to reach there.
By Road: There is a decent motorable road (Hill Cart Road) to Rimbik, via Kurseong from Siliguri. To reach Rishop there are various kind of transport available from Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri.

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Kanchenjunga view from Lolegaon
56 km from Kalimpong and situated at an altitude of 5500 ft. Panorromic view of Kanchenjunga can be obtained from this point. Fabulous view of Sunrise over kanchenjunga can seen from Jhandi Dara.

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How To Reach


By Air: The nearest airport is the Bagdogra Airport, which is situated outside the town of Siliguri. The place is well connected and it receives international flights as well.

By Train: Nearest Railway Stations are New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri. These places are well connected with other parts of the state as well as the country.

By Road: Lolegaon can be reached from Siliguri via Kalimpong and Lava.

Department of Tourism
Government of West Bengal

New Secretariat Building
1, K. S. Roy Road, 3rd Floor,
Kolkata - 700001,
Phone : 033-2225 4723/4724/4725/4565
E-Mail : wbtourismpublicity1@gmail.com