Loleygaon (also spelt Lolaegaon or Lolegaon) is a small Lepcha
village with a population of about 5000. It is located in an
extreme end of a Himalayan Ridge & is situated at a distance
of 24 km from Lava lying at an elevation of 1,675 meters,
Loleygaon is a popular tourist destination. It comes under
the Kalimpong I block in the Darjeeling District of West
Bengal. The village lies in the heart of the heritage pine
forest offering charming views of the Himalayan range. Many
tourists visit Jhandi Dhara in Lolegaon to view the sunrise
and sunset. Lolegaon is a perfect tourist spot for all.
Lolegaon from Kalimpong is located at an altitude of nearly
1675 meters. Sunrise and sunset are worth watching from Jhandi
Lolegaon features an age-old forest covered with oaks, cypress
and pine. The black bear and mountain goats are the commonly
found animals of the region. Visitors can also treasure the
view of colourful butterflies, birds and rare orchids. Some of
the prominent sightseeing destinations of the place are
Lolegaon monastery, Sunrise Point and Sunset Point.
Kalimpong is the closest town of the destination which is
situated at a distance of 55 km. Lolegaon is easily reached
from Siliguri with a 4 hrs drive covering a distance of 124
km. via Kalimpong and Lava. The nearest airport of Lolegaon is
the Bagdogra Airport, which is well facilitated with
international flights. The nearest railhead of the destination
is the New Jalpaiguri Station, which is linked to a number of
Indian states like Kolkata, Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai and
Dibrugarh. Tourists can avail the local taxis found near the
station to reach Lolegaon.
Lolegaon is a wonderful destination for the lovers of wildlife
in their natural habitat. The age-old forest of towering pine,
oaks and cypress with their mossy trunk is a perfect place for
watching endangered Himalayan species like black bear and
mountain goats, various colourful birds and butterflies and
Kafer, about 1 kilometers from Loleygaon, offers a panoramic
view of the Kanchenjunga. An amazing sunrise can be viewed
from Jhandi Dara.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
Things to do in 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.
In Loleygaon, one can indulge in many interesting activities,
like simple jungle walks, since jungles have lot hidden
treasures in them.
Location of Loleygaon
Loleygaon is a small village under Kalimpong sub division in
Darjeeling district. It is just 26 Km from Kalimpong and 32 km
Tourist Attractions in Loleygaon
Lolegaon monastery is one of the oldest monastery in this
region. Loleygaon is a small tiny village, located in the
kalimpong Sub Division of Darjeeling District and one of
the most beautiful place in the Darjeeling village
tourism. One can cover this place on foot in barely couple
of minutes!!! Tourist will be blessed by a giant statue of
Lord Buddha in the Eco Tourism Park while entering
It is a dense forest with a walking trail and part of
the trees have been joined together to form a 75 meter
long canopy. It is a lovely walk through the forests – the
buzzing insects,chirping birds and fleeting butterflies,
the shades of dark and light as the sun barely made its
way through the dense forests and above all the smell of
the jungle. The distinctive 'Canopy Walk' over the century
old mossy Oak and Cypress in the Heritage Forest is a
Nature has lavishly showered its blessings on
Loleygaon. A visit to the Heritage Forest will give a feel
of the greenery of the place. Cypress and Oak trees form a
canopy at the top of the forest. It is a breath taking
experience to penetrate the deep of the forest. The
awe-inspiring, enveloping silence of the forest will amaze
everyone. The lush and lavish of greenery in the Ralli
Valley is most beautiful scenery of Lolegaon .
Sun Rise Point
The sunrise point Jhanidara, is about 4 km from
Loleygaon and the majestic view of sunrise of Mt
Kanchenjunga is seen from Sun Rise Point.
Sun Set Point
Ramitey Dara , sun sets with a golden view of the Mt.
Nearby attractions of Loleygaon: Lava, Kafer- the
Lepcha village, Kalimpong, Samthahar and Jhandidara
Sunrise Point are the places of interests around Loleygaon.
How to Reach Loleygaon
Loleygaon can be reached from Siliguri with a 4-hour drive
covering 124 km via Kalimpong and Lava. Kalimpong, the nearest
town, is 55 km from Loleygaon. Prominent sites include Jhandi
Dhara Sunrise Point, Canopy Walk and Lolegaon View Point.
Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri railway Station (NJP).
It will take 4 hrs to reach Loleygaon by car from NJP.
Loleygaon can be reached from Siliguri by various hired vehicle
in roughly 5 hours.
Nearest Airport is Bagdogra (IXB). By car it will take
approx 5.5 hrs to reach LoleyGaon/LoleGaon from Bagdogra.
Lava which is about 26 Km from Lava by Jeep.