Inside the thickly wooded forest of Buxa Tiger Reserve and quite adjacent to the Indo Bhutan border, Lepchakha is a picturesque village. Nestled at an elevation of around 3500ft above sea level, this Drukpa village is slowly becoming one of the most promising tourist destinations in the entire Dooars region. Not more than 2 or 3 km away from Bhutan, the village is all about offering an intense natural beauty and complete serenity most of the tourists often seek.
The quaint hamlet Lepchakha is truly a piece of paradise on Earth and offers a tantalizing panoramic view of the 12 rivers flowing through Dooars which looks like glistening snakes meandering through the plains along with the serene ambiance which will undoubtedly make all the visitors mesmerized. Moreover, the journey itself to this village is full of pictorial sights as you will be driven through the lush green vegetation of Dooars.
Being quite adjacent to Bhutan Border, there is a border outpost of the security agencies in the village. Lepchakha is mostly inhabited by Drukpa people whose main origin is Bhutan and they bear a unique culture and traditions. You will truly love to know these friendly people and their traditions and ways of life while exploring this breathtaking village.
The major attraction of this village is its sweeping view from the hilltop. From this hilltop, you can enjoy a tantalizing panoramic view of the entire Buxa Tiger Reserve and also river streams flowing quietly through the Dooars region. The fascinating vista of the flowing rivers and the tranquil atmosphere of this village have been able to bewitch every kind of visitor whether they are nature lovers or adventure seekers.
Even though a less-trodden village in the Dooars region, Lepchakha Lets its visitors enjoy some of the finest activities. The major ones are as mentioned below:
Lepchakha offers comfortable accommodations to its visitors in the form of a homestay. Basic amenities like attached western bathrooms, view rooms, 24 hours electricity, delicious foods, etc. are available. The rooms you will be getting are spacious, clean, and nicely sanitized. Foods being served here are completely homemade and come with both veg and non-veg offerings as per your preference.
By Train: Alipurduar Junction is the nearest railhead. You can get a train to this railway station from all the connected cities like Kolkata, Howrah, Siliguri and more. Upon reaching Alipurduar Junction, all you have to do is take a car to reach the village.
By Air: Bagdogra is its closest Airport which is a domestic airport nicely connected with the entire major cities of India. All you have to do is take a flight to this airport. The distance from Bagdogra Airport to Lepchakha is around 205 km.
By Road: The town can be reached from anywhere of West Bengal. First, you have to cover around 20 km from Alipurduar to Buxa Tiger Reserve and after reaching here, you have to start trekking to reach the village.
One can visit the village throughout the year; however, the best time to enjoy the serene ambiance of Lepchakha and also to indulge you 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 Dooars region and the popular Buxa Tiger Reserve from the hilltop of Lepchakha.
Buxa National Park
Gorumara National Park
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary
Kalipur Eco Village