Lava - belonging to Darjeeling district in West Bengal. remote villages surrounded by ultimate dense forests stretching over hills and silence. LAVA is the main centre of business and communication. Lava is the getway of Neora Valley National Park a virgin unexplored terrain in Himalaya. tourism has become the source of living for the inhabitants.Entire region of Lava is surrounded by dense forests, here one can see a wide variety of rear species orhids and birds. Often in winter snow is a common attraction in the village.
Many small guest houses and lodges has been built including log houses or small huts built in the midst of the forest which a tourist can rent to experience the wildlife and a famous spot to view the sunrise
Tourist places around Lava include Ratnarishi Gumpha, Neora Lake, Silviculture Research Centre, and Chhangey falls. Treks to the Neora valley starts from Lava. Apart from long treks across the valley, small treks are also possible in the region. Common treks include trek to Tiffin Dara,
Lava is a starting point for trekking to the Neora National Park , which is a storehouse of flora, wildlife and leads to the 3,152 metre high RacheLa tri-junction of Bhutan , Sikkim and West Bengal , with a panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga Range. It is popular for nature exploration and bird watching.
How to Reach:
By Air :The nearest airport is the Bagdogra Airport 114kms, which is situated outside the town of Siliguri. The place is well connected and it receives international flights as well.
By Train :The New Jalpaiguri Station is the best option in the region and if you are planning to arrive by rail 107kms, this is the most feasible option. The station is well connected to places such as Kolkata, New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Dibrugarh. Taxis are available at the station as well.
By Road : National highway no 31 between Siliguri and Guwahati over Damdim to Lava have another road. Other way Siliguri to Via Kalimpong can reach to Lava which approx 98kms.