Lava ( altitude 7200 ft. ) is a centre of business and communication. The people are well behaved and soft spoken. It is a cool, calm, small place of hills & jungles..
How to Reach
There is no public transport to reach here. So hire private vehicle from NJP, Siliguri or Bagdogra. Come here via Kalimpong or Gorubathan. Moving cost is high. Normal sharing journey is also available.
Places to Visit
It is a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery and there is a graceful statue of Lord Buddha. Reach here by road ( 6 km ) and then by narrow up hill trek ( 1 km ).
Changey falls ( 50 mtrs ht. ) is rapidly growing into a must-showing-destination from Lava. Here extreme calmness with huge waterfall sound makes a wonderful contrast. Some rare birds are visible here.
Neora Valley national park:
Neora valley national park is situated at the conjunction of West Bengal, Sikkim and Bhutan. Tourists are attracted by its natural beauty. Come here through a deep silent forest of pine, birch, fir and orchids with companion of chirps. It is enriched with beautiful flowers and the species like red panda, clouded leopard, Himalayan Thor, Indian Gaur & the Himalayan black bear and different birds such as flycatchers, Hill Maynas & owls. Butterflies and insects and many colourful orchids also add beauty to this park. In this park sunlight cannot touch ground. It is an adventurous place for the nature lovers and trekkers.