A small hamlet in Kalimpong sub-division of Darjeeling district, Lava is basically a place for tourist interest. The site is situated at a height of 2138m above sea level.
Lolaygaon is situated at 1675m height above sea level and is a small village in Darjeeling district. Laval is only 24km from Lolaygaon, which is actually located at extreme end of Himalayan Ridge.
Lava is actually the entry point towards Neora Valley National Park. So being a part of Himalayan flora and fauna, the vegetation in these hamlets are basically of tropical deciduous type and alpine range including pine, birch, fir etc. Animals like barking deer, Himalayan black bear etc. form the flora of the area.
Located around 101km and 124km from Siliguri respectively, Lava and Lolaygaon is easily accessible by road. Buses, jeeps and cars regularly connect these locations with Siliguri, as well as Kalimpong and some other towns in the area. Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport and New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is the nearest station from these tourist sites.