Kolakham is a small village nestled in Neora Valley Reserve Forest, facing the Eastern Himalayan peak. The place located at an altitude of 6500ft is a paradise for nature lovers. Kolakham Nature Retreat, set amidst Oak, Rhododendron, Pine forests, and overlooking the snow-clad Himalaya, is an ideal getaway for those who wish to explore pristine mountain wilderness. During your Kolakham Tour, each morning you will wake up to the sweet melody of birds. The rooms in Retreat are sure to catch the morning sun, and large windows overlook rising green hills of oak, cedar, and pine soaring up to an Azure cloud-flecked sky. A Kolakham Package Tour is the most sought-after location for adventurous minded tourist who can take the challenge to discover the still unknown territory of Neora valley forest. The majestic view of Kanchenjunga from Kolakham village, the jungle trail in the Neora forest, the scenic beauty of Change waterfalls is once in a lifetime experience for anyone. Adventurous minded people can refresh their minds with a short trek around Kolakham.
The Neora Valley forest is home to many different kinds of flora and fauna. The forest consists of mixed species of flora like beautiful orchids, rhododendron, bamboo, oak, ferns, sal, and others. There are also many rare species of animals like Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Yellow Throated Marten, Red Fox, Sambhar, Kakar (Barking Deer), Leopard Cat, and Ghoral (Mountain Goat). Variety of birds such as Khaleej, Chir, and Koklass Pheasants, Minivets, Orioles, Red-billed Blue Magpie, White-crested Laughing Thrush, and Spotted Forktail and Birds of Prey include the majestic Golden Eagle, as well as the Himalayan Griffon and Lammergeier, are seen here. So it makes Kolakham easy access seek its fame as the paradise of birdwatchers and nature lovers.
Altitude – The location of Kolakham is 6500 ft above Sea level.
Location - Kolakham is a small village at Neora Valley Forest under the Kalimpong subdivision in Darjeeling district. It is just 8km from Lava.
Package Name : Magical Kolakham Tour with Charkhole
Tour Duration : 3 Nights & 4 Days [Kolakham-2N, Charkhole-1N]
Places to Visit : Small Hamlet near Kolakham, Changi Falls, Neora Valley Forest, Lava, Rishyap, Charkhole
Pickup and Drop : Bagdogra Airport / Siliguri Station / NJP Station
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Apart from Kolakham, North Bengal Tour, we conduct Sundarban Package Tour also. We make Customized Sundarban Package Tour also as per guests request or recommendation. So, if you want to explore the beauty of Sundarban in 2020/21 winter holidays, please contact us.
|Place From||Place to||Distance||Travel Duration|
|NJP||Kolakham||117 km||4 hrs|
|Bagdogra [IXB]||Kolakham||127 km||4.5 hrs|
|Kalimpong||Kolakham||38 km||2.5 hrs|
|Lava||Kolakham||8 km||40 mns|
|Rishyap||Kolakham||14 km||1.5 hrs|
Meet & greet on arrival at NJP and drive to Kolakham, a small village nestled in Neora Valley Reserve Forest facing the Eastern Himalayan peak. Your Kolakham Package Tour starts in the lap of mother nature. The place located at an altitude of 6500ft is a paradise for nature lovers. Kolakham Nature Retreat, set amidst Oak, Rhododendron and Pine forests, and overlooking the snow-clad Himalayas, is an ideal getaway for those who wish to explore pristine mountain wilderness and wake up to the sweet melody of birds. The majestic view of Kanchenjunga from Kolakham village, the jungle trail in the Neora forest, the scenic beauty of Change waterfalls is once in a lifetime experience for anyone.
The rest of the day is free for relaxation. Overnight at Resort / Homestay in Kolakham.
After breakfast, start for Kolakham Sightseeing Tour.
Changi Falls - Changi, Changey, or Chaney falls just 3 km jeep drive, and 1.5 km walk down through nicely built staircases to take you to the most beautiful falls in the deep forest of Darjeeling Hills. It is the only falls in the deep forest that can be reached by tourists by jeep ride and a walk down to around 250 stairs. The dense forest of Neora Valley is full of rare tropical birds like Wagtail, Minivet, and others who’s chirping adds melody to your visit along with making it a memorable one.
Neora Valley Forest - A jungle safari by Jeep and trek inside the forest is a magnificent experience. This trip is a must to all nature lovers and bird watchers. This trip through the deep jungle is full of tropical forests, and most rare birds will make this trip a memorable one.
More adventurous people can go for a Rachel Trek towards the Aritar. Overnight stay at Kolakham.
[Optional Trip Need to take special permission from Lava Interpretation center]
After breakfast, proceed for Charkhole Tour. On the way visit to Lava and Rishyap. Charkhole gives an excellent 360-degree view of Mt Kanchenjunga and other peaks from a tabletop mountain. It is a new hot spot nature resort in this region and around 32 km from Kolakham.
Lava - The location of Lava is in the Darjeeling district and 8km from Kolakham. Lava is a small sleepy village where clouds and mists form a blanket over a green valley. A visit to the Lava Monastery and Neora valley Interpretation center offers a quick look at the vastness of nature's prosperity. This place is a paradise for bird and butterfly watchers, as it is home to a variety of tropical birds and butterflies.
Rishyap - Rishyap / Rishop is considered one of the best tourist destinations in Darjeeling. Located at a distance of 9km from Lava, Rishyap offers a splendid 360-degree view of snowcapped Mt Kanchenjunga along with Mt Kabru, Mt Kharg, Mt Pandim, Mt Simvo, and Mt Rathung. This place captivates tourists with its natural charm along with that promotes village tourism for the past ten years so they can enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty.
The evening is free for personal enjoyment. Overnight stay at Charkhole.
After breakfast, start for NJP/IXB/BUS STAND with sweet memory.
Guided jungle Tour
Like any other hill station Kolakham faces offseason during Monsoon. This place receives good rainfall, which makes the forest look green but results in landslides and road blockage with dense fog, leeches, and sticky mud. The best time to visit is from spring - summer or autumn - winter
Spring to Summer - March, April, May & June [5°C to 20°C]
Monsoon - July, August & September [12°C to 16°C]
Autumn - October & November [6°C to 14°C]
Winter - December, January & February [0°C to 8°C]
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Rain can be an obstacle to do sightseeing during Monsoon. Another factor is the Leech.
Every home stay in the North Bengal provides regular drinking water in Jug or flask, which is clean and hygienic. If anyone wants to drink packaged water, they must carry it from Siliguri.
There are no liquor shops available at Kolakham. You need to bring your own brand from Siliguri / Home.
Summer (Mid March to Mid June) and Puja vacation (Oct - November) is the ideal time to visit Kolakham.
ATM or Credit / Debit card swiping is unavailable advisable to carry Cash.
More or less, all network operators operate in Kolakham, but signals are not strong enough to provide full network coverage.
There is no general store available in Kolakham. One must buy and carry dry food from Siliguri.
There is no Pharmacy in Kolakham, so it is advisable to carry all the prescribed and required medicines. The nearest shop is at Lava.
Bagdogra is the nearest airport to Kolakham.
North Bengal Tour Reviews - Kolakham, Charkhole, Lava, Rishyap, Chota Mangwa, Lamahatta
4.8 Stars Rating, out of 5
based on 25 Reviews
I highly recommend every tourist to give a visit to this place. As this is a newly recognized visiting place, it is free from pollution and crowd. You can take a cab from New Jalpaiguri. Lamahatta is closer than Darjeeling from NGP. Weather in Lamahatta is very comfortable, not so hot or cold and most importantly free from pollution. Lamahatta is a heavenly place with a full view of Kanchenjunga range. The beautiful park on the lap of hill is another attraction. As this is a newly recognized visiting place there are few hotels and restaurants mainly Home stays.
We recently had this wonderful opportunity to visit to Lamahatta. It is a perfect holiday destination if you are a nature freak and want to break away from your day to day busy, noisy, hustle-bustle life. You will have a lifetime of pleasant and healthy experience during your stay in Lamahatta. The breath-taking view of Mt. Kanchenjunga outside your room, the surrounding ecstasy of calm nature. Lamahatta Eco Park is really a spot that will make you forget all glooms and sulks of past life.
Hailing from humid Kolkata, Sikkim, and Darjeeling occupies a special place inside us apart from being the nearest hill station. NatureWings was recommended to me by my brother in law who went to the Silk Route and Zuluk Tour with them. I booked my trip for December 2019, and Mr. Akash from NatureWings actively took my call and provided me with a personalized itinerary. Their service was swift and even allowed me to make some changes on the trip. Our driver Mr. Tamang was a friendly person who treated and guided us very well, and his car was comfortable and well maintained. We got good view rooms, and the food served at both the places was fresh and hot. My trip went flawlessly, and thanks to the NatureWings team for their effort to make our trip a memorable one.
Being a solo woman traveler, it is not easy to find a trusted travel agency, and as I had previously gone for a Bhutan Package Tour with NatureWings so thought of visiting the Silk route with them. NatureWings Silk Route specialist Mr. Akash provided me with an excellent budget-friendly itinerary covering the best sightseeing places and also allowed me to make the changes I urged. All my queries were answered patiently by him, and as I was traveling alone, so he provided me a good driver who guided me well and followed my custom itinerary. The wooden cottages booked for me in the green valley of Kolakham was beautiful, and the view from my room was like a dream come true, as I saw Mt. Kanchenjunga standing head up high from my balcony with floating clouds passing by. Mr. Indrajeet booked good, safe rooms near to the reception and made sure to make comfort calls every day. Kolakham and Charkhole have a charm of its own, smiling people, far from the crowded cities, in the lap of untouched nature with picturesque views of the mountains that we could only dream. I would love to explore other destinations with NatureWings and recommend others also.
We visited Chota Mangwa in the first week of October last year. It is an Eco-friendly village with friendly and down-to-earth people to welcome you. You can get wonderful views of magnificent Kanchenjunga on a clear sunny day. The serenity and tranquility of this place overwhelmed us. The scenic beauty and the tranquility of the place and the whistling of the birds will surely give you a heavenly feeling... One of the best places we have ever explored...!!!
We recently had this wonderful opportunity for Chotta Mangwa Tour. It is a perfect holiday home if you are a nature freak and want to break away from your day to day busy, noisy, hustle-bustle life. You will have a lifetime of pleasant and healthy experience during your stay in Chotta Mangwa. The breath-taking view of Mt. Kanchenjunga outside your room, the surrounding ecstasy of calm nature, and early morning birds chirping will give you a wonderful experience for a lifetime.
We visited Tinchuley, which included in our itinerary and one of the offbeat destinations in Darjeeling. It is a calm village with tea gardens and orange orchards offering the tranquillity and nature makes it the most promising eco-village and a must-visit destination if you are planning to visit North-Bengal. Overall, we enjoyed our stay in Tinchuley with the warm hospitality of the home stay owners and the good service from our travel agent NatureWings.
We visited Tinchuley along with Chatkatpur destinations mentioned in our itinerary. After visiting this place, it overwhelmed us with replenishing views of sweeping valleys and majestic mountains jutting out against the sky, the arresting contours of Kanchenjunga, the rushing Rangeet River that slithers below. Overall, it is a journey worth taking.
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