Lolegaon, a Popular Offbeat Destination


Loleygaon (also spelt Lolaegaon or Lolegaon) is a small Lepcha village situated in the far end of the Himalayan Ridge and located at a distance of 24 km from Lava lying at an altitude of 1,675 meters. Lolegaon is known for its simplicity and panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga.

What makes Lolegaon a Popular Offbeat Destination?

It is a perfect place for the gateway from modernized travel destination and from all the city pollution and giving them a leisurely time to observe and take in the natural beauty surrounding them. Surrounded by pine trees, cypress forest and orchids Lolegaon is a treat for the eyes of the nature lover. Lolegaon is the place for exquisite wilderness and tranquility.

What to See in and around Lolegaon?

There are many sightseeing places to explore while staying in Lolegaon, the famous one being The Canopy Walk. It is a 180 meters long hanging wooden tree-top bridge that goes through the dense jungle. The bridge slowly rises in height and you will find yourself walking through the treetops amidst dense forest, making you feel ecstatic and a part of nature.

If you want to be adventurous you can further explore the forest area. Lolegaon is a marvelous place for the wilderness lover who loves to observe wildlife in the natural habitat. With the Heritage forest just at 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 bear and mountain goats, numerous colorful birds and butterflies and rare orchids. Lolegaon is the place to feel the exquisite wealth that nature has showered.

Being at the far end of the Himalayan Lolegaon gives an astounding view of the Greater Himalayan snow ranges that spreads over the entire horizon. In a clear day you can see Mt Kanchenjunga and the majestic Mt Everest from Jhandidara a wooded 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 trip.

Activities and Things to Do

Trekking means a travelling experience with thrilling excitement and in Lolegaon you can walk amidst nature with some exciting short treks in the remote Kalimpong hills. A day trek to Samthar or Relly in the unseen lower Himalayas can give you a chance to know the different aspects of lives in the countryside.

Getting There

Even though, Lolegaon is an offbeat destination, reaching this scenic abode is quite easy by road. Cars are available to hire from the entire major nearby cities like Siliguri, Darjeeling, Bagdogra, etc.

NJP, the nearest major railway station is about 100 km away. From NJP, it usually takes about 4 hours to reach this settlement. And, Bagdogra, the nearest airport is 105 km away. From Bagdogra, it takes about 5 hours to reach.

Where to Stay at Lolegaon?

Lolegaon, even though an offbeat destination does not lack fine accommodation options. There are plenty of hotels, resorts and homestays are available to book. All of these accommodations offer the finest quality and service to its visitors.

With North Bengal Tourism's complete Lava - Lolegaon Tour Packages, you can have a complete tour plan. Now you do not have to worry about the arrangement of car and accommodation booking. Just contact us and let us manage it for you.


On earth, there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it and you can find a piece of Heaven during your visit in Lolegaon a place untainted by the modernized society where the stars shine more brightly and all you can hear at night is the alluring sound of nature.

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