Kalimpong Lava Loleygaon Rishyap Tour

Kalimpong Lava Loleygaon Rishyap Tour

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Package includes:

Train fare (sleeper class)

Pick up & drop by car at NJP.

All inter transfer and sight seens by car.

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Mineral Water

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Kalimpong Lava Loleygaon Rishyap Tourism

Pristine beauty, charming ambience and inviting location - these features set KALIMPONG aside from the other hill stations in the region. Snuggled at an altitude of 1250 m above sea level, in the Shivalik range (or Lower Himalaya), it is one of its kinds in the Indian state of West Bengal. While the scenic grandeur of this hill station is sure to captivate your sensual senses, KALIMPONG also satisfies the religious bend of people, as it is the seat for Buddhism in the North-east India. The tantalizing and enticing climate of the hill station is an added bonus for tourists visiting the place. Conquered from Sikkim by Bhutan in 1706, its name supposedly comes from ‘kaleon’ and ‘pong’ meaning ‘minister’s bastion or fort’ since it did have the presence of a Bhutanese governor for the period it remained under their rule. However, the Lepcha who were there long before are said to have called it ‘kalibong’ meaning ‘the ridge where we play’.

  

The last theory is KALIMPONG is named after "Kaulim", a fibrous plant found in abundance in this region. 1865, after the Anglo-Bhutan War, British India brought it under their control on becoming aware of its vantage position as an outpost for trade with Tibet, which they did accomplish in establishing. Till about hundred years ago, KALIMPONG used to be a tiny hamlet. The written accounts dating back to 1865 mention this place as one constituting of a few huts, less than ten families and eight cows! After it was seized by the British in the latter half of the nineteenth century, the area became a major centre for wool trade with Tibet. In 1916, the area was made into a separate subdivision with KALIMPONG as the headquarters. Today KALIMPONG has been developed as a popular tourist spot forming a triangle with its most illustrious neighbours, Darjeeling and Gangtok. KALIMPONG is located on an overlooking bridge of River Teesta, and is fast becoming a popular tourist destination of the region. Being close to the well known tourist town of Darjeeling gives it an advantage. The town is quite close to the Indo-China border. The Indian Army's 27 Mountain Division is located on the outskirts of the KALIMPONG town. KALIMPONG offers a breathtaking view of the snowy peaks of the Himalayan range that lies not far beyond it. The lush green valleys are a soothing sight. There are two things that strike one on reaching KALIMPONG. These are its bustling bazaars that stand out in sharp contrast to the quiet atmosphere heightened by the several places of worship all around.

The gushing rivers in the vicinity and bursts of green forests only add to the scenic beauty of the region. Another major attraction in KALIMPONG is the various nurseries abloom with exotic flowers and rare varieties of plants. KALIMPONG is known for its educational institutions many of which were established during the British colonial period. KALIMPONG is also known for its cultural diversity. While ethnic Nepalis dominate the populace, the place also serves as home to indigenous ethnic groups like Newars, Lepchas, Bhutia, Sherpas, Limbus, Rais, Magars, Gurungs, Tamangs, Yolmos, Bhujels, Sunuwars, Sarkis, Damais and Kamis. Communication in KALIMPONG would not be a problem, as most of the people herein are multi-lingual, being fluent in Nepali, Lepcha, Limbu, Tamang, Kirat, Hindi, English and Bengali.

   


There are many things about KALIMPONG which makes it perfect for holidays. KALIMPONG offers panoramic view of the great Himalayan ranges and the view of the Kanchenjunga peak is quite breathtaking from here.  Talking about the tourist attractions in KALIMPONG, the place is a haven for travellers and explorers. Once here, one thing that you need to look out for is the regal charm and glory of the Buddhist monasteries. Lepcha Museum is another must see for visitor. Apart from the rich historical heritage, KALIMPONG is a paradise for nature lovers and adventurers also. While Neora National Park is sure to quench your thirst for thrill and adventure, the beautiful flower nurseries and observatory points are will soothe your parched nerves.

LAVA-LOLEGAON-RISHOP these three places are belonging to Darjeeling district in West Bengal. They are basically three distinct remote villages surrounded by ultimate dense forests stretching over hills and silence. The villages are small and having very less number of tourists and villagers. I passed 5 full days there with my family enjoying full among ourselves. I never felt rush in my own because there were nothing to do as such; even if no worth seeing tourist spots that were normally expected. I walked long and long followed by ups & down hill roads and took pleasure in nature - full of different flowers, orchids, birds, clouds and nice pine trees etc.

        


LAVA is the main centre of business and communication. Rishop is having higher altitude than LAVA. I observed good cultivations are going on steps of hills in Rishop. The people over there are well behaved and soft spoken. A 300˚ view of Mt Kanchanjangha with Nathula and other ranges are visible from there. Lolegaon is more remotely located than LAVA. There were different flowers in Lolegaon mainly rhododendrons were blooming. A full view of Mt. Kanchanjangha range comprising of 12 picks is visible from that place.

 

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