Lolegaon, Darjeeling

Lolegaon Tour and Travel Guide

Lolegaon- Situated at the far end of the Himalayan Ridge at an altitude of 1675mt Lolegaon or also known as Kaffer village is a small Lepcha village. Located 24km from Lava, Lolegaon is known for its simplicity and panoramic view of Mt Kanchenjunga. It is a perfect place for the gateway from a modernized travel destination and from all the city pollution and giving them a leisurely time to observe and take in a natural beauty surrounding them. Although Lolegaon has gained some popularity and has become a common tourist destination still it is not commercialized by a large influx of tourists making it a less trodden hamlet.

For a hassle-free Lolegaon Tour, you require a well-planned travel itinerary that includes all the services such as pick-up, drop, and sanitized car for sightseeing around the village, cozy accommodation, meals, and more. Call us now for a free tour quote.

Lolegaon Sightseeing Attractions

Surrounded by pine trees, cypress forest, and orchids Lolegaon is a treat for the eyes of nature lovers. Have a look at the major sightseeing attractions Lolegaon has to offer.

The Canopy Walk - There is many places in Lolegaon that have hyped the interest of travelers, the famous one being The Canopy Walk. It's a 180-meters long hanging wooden tree-top bridge that goes through the dense jungle. The bridge slowly rises in height and the travelers will find themselves walking through the treetops amidst dense forest, which can be a quite ecstatic experience.

Heritage Forest - Lolegaon is a marvelous place for the wilderness lover who loves to observe wildlife in its natural habitat. The Heritage forest just within the walking distance of 10 minutes with towering pine, cypress, and oaks with their mossy trunk is an ideal place for watching endangered Himalayan species like black bears and mountain goats, numerous colorful birds and butterflies, and rare orchids. Lolegaon is the place to feel the exquisite wealth that nature has showered. The unique location of Lolegaon has attracted many travelers since it offers an astounding view of the Greater Himalayan snow ranges that spreads over the entire horizon.

Jhandi Dara Viewpoint - On a clear day, you can see Mt Kanchenjunga and the majestic Mt Everest from Jhandidara a wooden hilltop. The sunrise over the snow-peaked mountain from Jhandidara can be the most enthralling moment of your life which can be the most cherished memory of your Lolegaon trip.

Eco Park - The Eco Park of Lolegaon is one of the major attractions here. With the backdrop of the hills and the splendid weather, the beauty of the park will surely take your breath away. There are a few shops and food stalls near the park from where you can buy souvenirs and try some foods being offered here.

Nokdara Boating Complex - Not more than 5 km from Loleygaon, the newly constructed Nokdara Boating Complex is a popular sightseeing attraction. The complex of the lake is set over 2.5 acres of area and in the complex; the lake is stretched over 9900 square meters. Paddle boating on this serene lake is truly a fun activity to do.

Charkhole - A tranquil village just about 15 km from the Loleygaon, Charkhole is worth visiting known for its scenic natural beauty. It is an offbeat village where only a few homestays are available to stay. The viewpoint of Charkhole offers a sweeping 180-degree panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain peak.

Homestay and Hotels at Lolegaon

Being an offbeat village, you can't expect accommodation with luxury amenities here. There are few homestays set up by the locals to provide basic accommodation options to the tourists. Lolegaon Nature Resort run by West Bengal Forest Development Corporation is another accommodation available for tourists to stay in. The amenities of the rest house include 24 hours power backup, bonfire arrangement, car parking, geyser, housekeeping, room service, clean spacious rooms, and more. Accommodation will be included in the package customized by North Bengal Guide.

Best Time to Visit Lolegaon

Even though Lolegaon can be visited throughout the year, it is best visited between the months of October to November and then again between February to March. Throughout these months, the weather in the village remains quite pleasant (not too hot or not too cold). As a result, you will be able to enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities including trekking through the hilly terrain of the village.

How Do You Get to the Village?

By Air: The closest airport to this village is the Bagdogra. It is situated outside the town of Siliguri at a distance of around 105 km from Lolegaon. The airport is sufficiently connected with other major airports and it receives international flights as well.

By Train: One of the prominent railway stations near the village is NJP (New Jalpaiguri Railway Station). Being North Bengal's one of the busiest railway stations, you will easily be able to board a train to this railway station and after that; you require a hired car to reach the village.

By Road: The easiest way to travel to the village is by road. Lolegaon can be reached from Siliguri and the other nearby places via Kalimpong and Lava. You only need to pre-book a car from a trusted vehicle rental agency.

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