Perched on a hill at an altitude of 6100ft overlooking the mighty Eastern Himalayas is a quaint village Kolakham. Cuddled beside the Neora Valley National Park around 8km from Lava and 38km from Kalimpong, Kolakham has lured many travelers since it gives them a chance to observe the wildlife in its pristine form at an enthralling altitude and witness the glory of the majestic Mt Kanchenjunga with their naked eyes. The National Park with its dense forests is located on the tri-junction of Bhutan, Sikkim and West-Bengal.
Kolakham unique location has hyped the interest of many travelers making it the base for exploring the less trodden destination like Lava, Lolegaon, Rishop and many more. The journey to this picturesque place is an appealing experience in itself. The scenic beauty of the road is a real visual pleasure as the road is curved through the dense and luscious green tropical and alpine trees. And if the travelers are lucky they may even come across some wild inhabitants of Neora forest before reaching Kolakham. The astounding view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga with its allies like Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kabrue and other sky scraping mountains are there to welcome the visitors of Kolakham. The astounding beauty of the lush valley and the rolling hills with the backdrop view of the snow capped mountain from Kolakham has left its visitor spell bound with the mesmerizing sight. Apart from being the hub of nature lover Kolakham offers an array of activities like rock climbing, trekking and rope traversing making it an ideal location of mountain adventure. You can also enjoy village walks or nature trails along the picturesque landscape of the region. Experience an exciting jungle camp at Neora Valley national Park, which boasts of its amazing biodiversity of endangered species of animals like Red Panda, the musk deer, and the clouded leopard with many rare and exotic species of plants.
Explore the forests close to Kolakham and hike over the rocks to savor the view of a splendid waterfall while engulfing your lungs with the untainted air and listening to the alluring sound of the waterfall and chirping of birds. Kolakham is the ideal destination for you if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of tedious city and find the solitude amidst the nature.