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Address: Kalimpong | Lava Bazar, Darjeeling 734319, India
Phone Number: +91 94344 10991
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Serenity-n-Solitude

1. Remote yet well connected from NJP. 2. Among the hill. 3. Surrounded by dense forest and mountain peaks. 4. Main attraction Lava monastery 5. One can stay here and feel... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
AmritaMukh
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Howrah, India

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At 7000 feet altitude, 34 Km from Kalimpong, Lava is a small town and a popular tourist destination. Mr.Jiten, our driver told us that initially it was a very small town, and popular amongst bird watchers and Lepidoptera (butterfly enthused) only. Gradually it became popular to all, who needs some diversion from regular hill stations. It has got several tourist... More 

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Howrah, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1. Remote yet well connected from NJP. 2. Among the hill. 3. Surrounded by dense forest and mountain peaks. 4. Main attraction Lava monastery 5. One can stay here and feel solitude. 6. Momo, WAiWAi and maggie , easily available. 7. Avoid monsoon for landslides. .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We went Lava from Kalimpong and we didn't stay there. The place is nice. We visited a Monastery there, which is big in area and the surrounding area is nice. The place has got too many hotels and restaurants. Some are good and some are bad. You have to reach by road. This place is to enjoy the nature.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Awesome place, Monastery a must go. Local market is full of Bengalis serving Bengali foods. Lots of midrange hotels. Road is very steep so be ready for a tough walk everytime. The Lava monastery has no electric car service. Thus u need to take a walk till the top. Its strenuous but worth it. U can also visit Neora Valley... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Lava is a very beautiful hamlet of Darjeeling; Its a small village with limited population, a market, school and a Buddhist temple named as Jamgyong Kongtrul Monastery. The young monks can be seen playing football. The natural beauty of this place is really pleasant. Lava is a good place for one days stay or a drive-pass.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

You have to be a true nature lover to fall in love with Lava, as there is nothing much to do in the Small town other than watch the clouds play hide and seek. Suddenly the town is enveloped and drenched in rain and in the next hour clear skies. Surrounding scenery is mind blowing. The icing on the cake... More 

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Agartala, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Lava is a very awesome place in west bengal state. It is a cold place even in summer. The monestry in lava can witness you spectacular views and feelings.

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Thank NMaji
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Lava is a quaint little town tucked away in the eastern himalayas. It gives an amazing view of the himalayas. We visited Lava forests which are just amazing.

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Kolkata
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Beautiful place with great scenic views.Misty in a second which transfers you to fairyland. A lovely monastery where you get to watch the daily chores of monks .Great flora and fauna.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Lava is quite high up and offers a mesmerizing view of the surrounding mountains. One of the chief attractions here is the Lava monastery. It is on the way to Kalimpong. One can also visit Lolegaon, another beautiful place with pine forests and green valleys. However we were told that since the Gorkhaland agitation much of the sights of Lolegaon... More 

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