Rural Destinations : Lolegaon
Lolegaon is, a small Lepcha village with a population of about 5000, situated in an extreme end of a Himalayan Ridge. It is in the middle of the heritage pine forest with excellent views of the Himalayan range. It is a perfect tourist spot for all. Lolegaon from Kalimpong situated at an altitude of nearly 1675 meters. Sunrise and sunset are worth watching from Jhandi Dhara. Lolegaon is a fabulous destination for the lovers of wildlife in their natural habitat. The age-old forest of towering pine, cypress and oaks with their mossy trunk is an ideal place for watching endangered Himalayan species like black bear and mountain goats, numerous colourful birds and butterflies and rare orchids.
Places to see at Lolegaon:
Nature has lavishly showered its blessings on Loleygaon. A visit to the Heritage Forest will give you a feel of the greenery of the place. Cypress and Oak trees form a canopy at the top of the forest. It is a breath taking experience to penetrate the deep of the forest. The awe-inspiring, enveloping silence of the forest will make you hear the rhythm of your heart. The lush and lavish of greenery in the Relli Valley is most beautiful scenery of Lolegaon.
Nearby attractions of Loleygaon:
Lava, Kafer- the Lepcha village, Kalimpong, Samthahar and Jhandidara Sunrise Point are the places of interests around Loleygaon.
Things to do in Lolegaon:
Nature walking, enjoying the sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjunjha and visiting the nearby villages, forests, plantations and Buddhist monasteries. The Canopy Walk over the wooden hanging foot bridge is a special attraction.
Lodging and Dining facilities at Loleygaon:
There are Forest Department cottages and private hotels in Loleygaon. Homestays are also available for accommodation in loleygaon. There are also few roadside eateries serving basic local dishes like Momo and chips.
How to reach
Lolegaon can be reached from Siliguri with a 4 hrs drive covering 124kms via Kalimpong and Lava. Kalimpong, the nearest town, is 55kms from Lolegaon.
By Air: The nearest airport is the Bagdogra Airport, which is situated outside the town of Siliguri. The place is well connected and it receives international flights as well.
By Train : The New Jalpaiguri Station is the only one in the region and if you are planning to arrive by rail, this is the most feasible option. The station is well connected to places such as Kolkata, New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Dibrugarh. Taxis are available at the station as well.
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