West Bengal is a land of literature, art, food, and most importantly, natural beauty! Besides its famous Sunderbans, the state is home to several serene hill towns and villages that make for peaceful weekend retreats. One such getaway is Lolegaon. Located in the heart of Kalimpong district, Lolegaon is a lesser-known, peaceful, and awe-inspiring hamlet that will take you away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Snow-Capped Hills, Pleasant Weather & Serene Panoramic Views
Nestled at an altitude of 1,675 metres, Lolegaon is a Lepcha village that offers picturesque views of Mt Kanchenjunga. The sleepy village is known for its snow-capped mountains, ancient Buddhist monasteries, and scenic sights. The best part about this place is that it is uncommercialised, unlike many hill stations in West Bengal. The untouched, rustic natural beauty of the place makes it even more fascinating.
About 25 kilometres from Lava, this little place is heaven on earth if you wish to breathe better and enjoy nature. One can imagine walking amongst the clouds because of the misty weather here. The overall weather here is pleasant throughout the year in this village. The maximum temperature during peak summer is about 25 degrees. The mornings and afternoons are cool, while the evenings remain quite chilly and windy.
Enjoy The Untouched Beauty Of Nature At These Places In & Around Lolegaon
Coming to what all you can do once you get over the beauty and serenity that Lolegaon offers. One thing you cannot miss here is Canopy Walk. It is a beautiful hanging bridge suspended between trees that will take your breath away. The Canopy makes a captivating canopy of trees around you that the misty weather highlights. Besides that, you must also visit the Heritage Forest. With pine, cypress, and oak trees, this forest is home to rich flora and fauna, making it a perfect destination for nature lovers.
You can visit Rishyap village which is about an hour away from Lolegaon. It is another quaint hamlet where you can explore markets or enjoy views of the Eastern Himalayan Hills and Nathu la Pass. You can also plan one-day trips to Neora Valley National Park, Changey Falls, Mokkalana Monastery, Kalimpong Sakya Monastery, and various other monasteries in Kalimpong. All these places are less than two hours from Lolegaon.
So, if you wish to disconnect from the concrete jungle of your city and want to experience the beauty of nature and a side of spirituality, then Lolegaon makes for an awesome escape!
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