Lava - the Enthralling Hamlet amidst Forest

Location & Climate

Situated at the foothills of Eastern Himalayas, the small and serene town of Lava is a popular weekend destination in Kalimpong district at the northern part of West Bengal. The average altitude of the town is 2138 m. The geographical location of the area is the reason that it receives basically mild temperate climate. Easily accessible from towns like Siliguri, Kalimpong etc, the site is very much favoured for short trips.

Flora & Fauna

Exotic flora and fauna of large variety is the characteristics of Lava. It is actually the gateway to Neora Valley National Park. Basically the coniferous vegetation represents the flora of the area in and around Lava. The vegetation changes from tropical deciduous to wet alpine trees like fir, birch, pine etc. The fauna is mainly represented by different species of avifauna. Blue Robins, Fulvetta, Finch, Wren Babblers etc make this place a great attraction for tourists. Apart from that, Himalayan black bear and barking deer can be seen here.

How to Reach

New Jalpaiguri Railway Station at 97 km distance is the closest major railway station from Lava and 114 km distant Bagdogra Airport is the closest point for airway communication. Kalimpong and Siliguri are the closest two towns from Lava at distance of 31 km and 100 km respectively via Alipurduar Road.

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