Lolegaon, North Bengal – A Green Heaven over 5,500 ft


Lolegaon also spelt as Loleygaon is a small resort town with a marvellous view of Mt.Kanchenjungha and located in the district of Darjeeling West Bengal. It is one of the unusual destinations for tourists to hill stations. Loleygaon is 12 kilometers from Lava, 123 kilometers from Siliguri and 54 kilometers from Kalimpong. It is over 5,500 ft from sea level. This place is surrounded by Cypress Lolegaontrees and undulating slopes. Lolegaon is a place of elegant beauty amidst the wilderness. That Nature is the best art of God is prominent in every corner of Loleygaon. Here you will get a sparkling view of the rising sun over Kanchenjunga and a dazzling view of the shadow spreading over Kanchenjunga in the setting sun. The sunrise and sunset seem to draw the picture of colours on the vast canvas of the blue over the peaks of the Himalayas. Inhale the cool breeze full of the fragrance of flowers to rejuvenate yourself.

Places to see at Lolegaon: Nature has bestowed all its blessings over 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 charming 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 Ralli Valley is most beautiful scenery of Lolegaon.

Nearby attractions of Lolegaon: Lava, Kafer- the Lepcha village, Kalimpong, Samthahar and Jhandidara Sunrise Point are the places of interests around Loleygaon.

Things to do at 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.

Best time to visit Lolegaon: The best time to visit Lolegaon lasts throughout the year save the monsoon season from July to August. Leeches become a nuisance during the rainy season here.

How to go ?

You can reach Lolegaon from Siliguri by bus. Rented car service is available from the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) and the Bagdogra Airport. Loleygaon is well connected with different parts of Darjeeling.


Where to stay ?

There are Forest Department cottages in Loleygaon. For booking details you may contact:

Tourism Centre (Kolkata)
(For reservation & detailed information)
3/2, B.B.D. Bag (East), Kolkata – 700 001
Phone : (033)22436440 ,22488271
Online Booking :
West Bengal Forest Development Corporation Limited

6A, Raja Subodh Mullick Square, 7th – Floor, Kolkata-700013
Ph No. : 033-2237-0060/ 2237-0061/2225-8549

There are also several private hotels in Lolegaon. Some options are:

Lovely Resort. For booking details you may contact:
Sea Shell, 309 B.B.Ganguli Street ,2nd Floor, Room No.- 8
Kolkata, West Bengal , India. PIN – 700012
Telephone: 033-22252787 / 54210
Mobile: 09830154264 , 09433258157

Tree Fern Resort
9932371313, 9434467951, 9832375903

Note : Phone numbers given above are according to the information available with us. If you find any contact number/s given above is/are incorrect or not in use, please let us know.


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