Lamahatta - Amidst the pine forest overlooking the mighty Himalayan range at an altitude of 5000ft is a picturesque village called Lamahatta. Located 23km from the bustling Darjeeling town, Lamahatta is still a newfound destination not traveled by many travelers making it a tourist rush-free area. Lama in Lamahatta stands for Buddhist monk and Hatta for the hut, an abode for a monk.
Visit Lamahatta and all the nearby attractions with the help of a well-planned travel itinerary made by the experts of the North Bengal Guide. At a pocket-friendly price, get a chance to witness the serene beauty of Lamahatta and the tantalizing view of the Himalayan Peaks including the snow-clad Kanchenjunga.
Entitled as an eco-tourism spot in 2012, Lamahatta with its calm peaceful ambiance and pine trees standing majestically with the looming Mount Kanchenjunga in the forefront has wooed the heart of its visitors. Owing to its geographical location and surrounding natural beauty, Lamahatta can be considered a paradise for all the people who long to find solitude. The sight of prayer flags fluttering at the slight breeze while engulfing your senses with the woody fragrance is sure to please the tired soul of its visitors. The well-manicured garden poised at the hilltop in Lamahatta is a significant attraction.
A trekking route has also been made through the lush garden that will lead tourists through the enchanting maze of pine trees towards two beautiful ponds locally called "Jore Pokhari" (twin ponds) or they can explore a half-decade old monastery. Seats at vantage points have been placed with a watchtower overlooking the surroundings. Lamahatta is a perfect destination for voyagers who wish to make tracks in the opposite direction from the buzzing about urban life and appreciate regular isolation. Its uncommon and wonderful types of blossoms cover the scene and encompass patio nurseries.
The lush garden is filled with the alluring melodious chirping of exotic Himalayan birds with a watchtower to view the beautiful blossoms of orchids and prayer flags dotting the quaint hilltop. The Hilltop location of Lamahatta with its beautiful ambiance where nature has perfectly settled and has blessed the whole surrounding is really a treat for visitors who long to blend in with nature in its pristine form.
There are lots of activities one can do while staying in the village. Have a look at the few popular activities you can do-
Pay a Visit to Lamahatta Eco Park - One of Lamahatta's most prominent attractions is the Roadside Garden, which covers a huge area. An outdoor garden with a big display of Orchids and a wide variety of seasonal flowers can be seen here. The watchtower and garden chairs add to the garden's appeal by allowing visitors to get up close and personal with nature. Kanchendzonga, the Sikkim Hills, the Teesta River, and the Rangit are all visible from this garden. It's the ideal place to relax and forget about your worries.
Visit Lovers Meet viewpoint - The picturesque view of Triveni, the confluence of River Teesta and Rangeet, may be viewed 10 km distant on Peshok Road, heading towards Teesta Bazar.
Visit nearby Lush Tea Gardens - There are several tea gardens to explore near Lamahatta. Rongli Rangliot Tea Estate, Glenburn Tea Estate, Takdah Tea Estate, and others are among the most popular local tea estates.
Sightseeing excursion to Tinchuley - Tinchuley is around 6 kilometers distant from Lama hatta and is worth a visit. This hamlet exudes tranquility and natural beauty. The vista of the Kanchenjunga peaks is breathtaking. It's also worth seeing because of the orange orchards that are in full bloom.
By Flight: This village does not have an airport. Hence, it relies on its nearest airport located at Bagdogra. From the airport, the village is roughly 75 km driving distance away. Travelers can first take a flight to the airport and then arrange a rented car to finally reach the village after landing.
By Train: NJP (New Jalpaiguri Junction) is close to this village at a distance of around 72 km. Get a ticket to this busiest railway station in North Bengal. And once you are here at the railway station, plenty of cars are available to be hired.
By Road: Lamahatta is well connected with the major cities of West Bengal via National Highway 10. The rented car will drive you via Sevoke, Kalijhora, Teesta Bazar, and many other scenic places to finally drop you at this village. From Siliguri, the distance is about 66 km and takes around 3 hours to reach by car.
The beauty of this eco-village can be relished throughout the year since every season in Lamahatta has its unique bewitching charm to offer to its visitor. The months of March to May and then again October to December are considered to be the best time to go for Lamahatta Tour. The weather will remain pleasant throughout these months mentioned here and the sky will also remain clear so that you can enjoy the unhindered view of the Himalayan Peaks and the surrounding hills. The season of monsoon should be avoided because of the frequent landslides the hill areas face.
Just because it is a remote village being developed by the locals with the help of the State Government, there are no hotel accommodations available where you can get luxury amenities. However, you will be able to get basic amenities such as western bathrooms, view rooms, electricity, both veg and non-veg food options and more at the homestays run by friendly villagers. To get a Lamahatta Tour Package including accommodation, contact us now.