Lepchakha: Perched at the hilltop in the Buxa Tiger Reserve is a picturesque village of Drukpa, Lepchakha. Lepchakha is located close to Bhutan at an aerial distance of 2-3km. Lepchakha is a hidden gem often called the heaven of Dooars and still a lesser-known destination with unrealistic natural beauty. Surrounded by five hills Lepchakha is a quaint village with very less people residing in the area and there is a border outpost of the security agencies in Lepchakha.
Lepchakha Village and all its surroundings can be explored with complete ease with the help of the North Bengal Guide's Dooars Tour Packages. Sightseeing, well-maintained car, accommodations, meals, pick and drop are all included.
Lepchakha is known as the Queen of Dooars because the panoramic view from the hilltop of all the 12 rivers flowing through Dooars looks like glistening snakes meandering through the plains below a view that will leave you spellbound. To reach this mystical village Lepchakha you need to trek through the thick forest area of Buxa Tiger Reserve the trekking trail is full of historical spots and a forest route full of numerous orange orchards. Once you reach the hilltop you will feel the ambiance is totally different from the plain, the cool breezes welcoming your presence to this quaint village are more refreshing and the people residing in this village are also unique from the Nepalese people who reside in the lower region terms of cultural aspect.
The astounding view of the flowing river and the serene environment of this quaint village have lured many adventurers and nature lovers who long to find solitude from their busy life amidst nature and trekkers visiting the Dooars region seem to be intrigued by this picturesque village. The view of the Buxa forest from the edge of the Lepchakha village can leave you spellbound and the warm hospitality of the Drukpa people will swell your heart with gratitude. The undoubting charisma of this mystical village can be relished throughout the year from the winter fog covering this hilltop to the soft blowing breeze during summer.
By Train: At a distance of around 30 km, the nearest railway station to Lepchakha is the Alipur Duar Junction. Once you reach Alipurduar Junction, it would take not more than 1 hour to reach your destination.
By Air: The distance from Bagdogra Airport to Lepchakha is around 205 km (Its nearest airport). Being well connected with most of the major airports of India, you will not find it hard to board a flight to this airport. From the airport, you have to travel to Lepchakha by car.
By Road: Through the road, the village is well connected with all the adjacent cities. To reach the village by road, you need to have a journey of around 20 km from Alipurduar to Buxa Tiger Reserve. Once you reach Buxa, you need to trek for a while to finally reach Lepchakha.
The trekking route of Lepchakha is one of the most unique in Dooars. The Lepchakha trek begins from a small village located within the periphery of the Buxa Tiger reserve named Santalabari. You have to walk for around 3 hours and during your trek, you will be delighted to spot colorful birds and butterflies. The Lepchakha Adventure is a one-of-a-kind trek that combines walking through the deep forest of the Dooars. You'll also have the chance to learn about rural mountain culture. This journey is ideal for adventure seekers who wish to combine the thrill of a jungle walk with a taste of local culture.
The viewpoint of Lepchakha is quite popular among tourists due to its immense offering of the splendid natural view. The panoramic view of the surrounding hills covered with lush greenery and the river flowing through the forest looks quite magnificent from the viewpoint. You will be bewitched by seeing the sweeping view of the Buxa Tiger Reserve and the seven rivers such as Sankosh, Raidak, Jayanti, Bala, and more.
In Lepchakha, there are few homes stays available that are being offered by the locals to accommodate the visitors. Most of the basic amenities will be there (attached western bathrooms, geysers, cozy rooms, room services, and more) but as they are homestays far away from the towns, don't expect any luxury amenities. The splendid view of the surroundings from the homestays is undoubtedly an added amenity you would truly love to have.
If we talk about the other accommodation options, it will be staying inside the tent. You will truly get the finest night stay experience as you will get to see the entire Milky Way Galaxy. You will feel close to nature away from the shackle of the concrete walls. The splendid sunrise, as well as the sunset, looks magnificent from the camp you will be staying at.
North Bengal Guide can help you arrange the best accommodation for you. In fact, all of our Dooars Tour Packages include accommodation; hence you don't have to bear the hassle of finding the best one for you.
One can visit the village throughout the year; however, the best time to enjoy the serene ambiance of Lepchakha and also to indulge in the trekking activities through the thick dense forest is from mid-October to December. During these months, the sky remains clear and the tourists can treat their eyes to the panoramic vista of the Dooars region and the popular Buxa Tiger Reserve from the hilltop of Lepchakha.
Lepchakha village is the perfect destination to feel the tranquility and see the unparalleled view of the Buxa tiger reserve along with the spectacular sight of the adjacent hills. From dawn to dusk Lepchakha has something new to offer to its visitor, at the morning see how the golden and orange sunray peeks behind the horizon and fills this place with life, and at the night see as the lights of Alipurduar town seem to merge seamlessly with the stars all around. The beauty of Lepchakha cannot be expressed through words but can only be experienced.