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About Loleygaon

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 Dhara.

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 rare orchids.

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 here.

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 from Lava.

Tourist Attractions in Loleygaon

Lolegaon monastery
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 Loleygaon.

Canopy Walk
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 thrilling experience.

Heritage Forest
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. Kanchenjunga.

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.

By Rail
Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri railway Station (NJP). It will take 4 hrs to reach Loleygaon by car from NJP.

By Road
Loleygaon can be reached from Siliguri by various hired vehicle in roughly 5 hours.

By Air
Nearest Airport is Bagdogra (IXB). By car it will take approx 5.5 hrs to reach LoleyGaon/LoleGaon from Bagdogra.

Nearest town
Lava which is about 26 Km from Lava by Jeep.



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