Amidst the pine forest overlooking the might Himalayan range at an altitude of 5000ft is a picturesque village called Lamahatta. Located 23km from the bustling Darjeeling town, Lamahatta is still a new found destination not traveled by many travelers making it a tourist rush free area. Lama in Lamahatta stands for Buddhist monk and Hatta for hut, an abode for monk.
Entitled as an eco-tourism spot during 2012, Lamahatta with its calm peaceful ambiance and pine trees standing majestically with the looming Mount Kanchenjunga in the fore front has wooed the heart of its visitors. Owing to its geographical location and surrounding natural beauty, Lamahatta can be considered as the 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 the major attraction. A trekking route has also been made through the lush garden that will lead tourists through the enchanting maze of pine tree towards two beautiful ponds locally called "Jore Pokhari" (twin ponds) or they can explore an half decade old monastery. Seats at vantage points have been placed with a watch tower overlooking the surroundings. Lamahatta is a perfect destination for voyagers who wish to make tracks in an opposite direction from the buzzing about of urban life and appreciate regular isolation, with its uncommon and wonderful types of blossoms covering the scene and encompassing patio nurseries. 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.
Lush garden filled with alluring melodious chirping of exotic Himalayan birds with a watch tower to view the beautiful blossoms of orchids and prayer flags dotting the quaint hill top. 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 long to blend in with the nature in its pristine form.