With its uniqueness, Bong culture catches every art, music, and history buff's attention. Be it the yellow taxis or the police uniforms, you cannot escape falling in love with its old-world charm. The places of North Bengal specially Lamahatta Tour encapture you with their beauty, pulling you into an oasis of serenity.
This is a wonderful circuit and one of my personal favourites if you are planning for a quick trip. The Lamahatta Tour is always a good idea to imbibe some offbeat culture of Ecotourism in North Bengal, especially if you live close to Bengal. A three hour’s scenic drive along the Teesta River from Siliguri to Lamahatta Eco Park takes us to some picturesque Eco-friendly villages which lie in this part of the Himalayas. It is a calm and peaceful place with pine trees standing majestically with looming Mount Kanchenjunga in the forefront.
Lamahatta Eco Park is one of Lamahatta's major attractions. It is surrounded by pine forests containing numerous seasonal flowers, as well as several rare and exotic species of orchids. Browsing through the beautiful array of flowers on display, visitors can also relax on the numerous benches while enjoying the views of Mt. Kanchenjungha. The watchtower is located at a strategic location that helps visitors to enjoy panoramic views of the juncture of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Sikkim Hills, River Teesta and Rangeet.
What is the Altitude of Lamahatta?
The location of Lamahatta is 5,700 Ft above Sea level. Coordinates 27.0535° N, 88.3516° E
How is the Weather of Lamahatta?
You can visit Lamahatta anytime of the year. However, if you are fond of flowers then you can visit Lamahatta during winters, when the flowers are in full bloom and the climate is the most conducive.
Package Name : Wonderful Lamahatta Tour with Darjeeling
Tour Duration : 4 Nights & 5 Days [Lamahatta-2N, Darjeeling-2N]
Places to visit in Lamahatta : Lamahatta Eco Park, Dense Dhupi Plantations, Takdah Tea Estates, Tinchuley, Peshok View Point, Chota Mangwa, Darjeeling
Pickup and Drop : Bagdogra Airport [IXB] / Siliguri Station / NJP Station
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|Place From||Place to||Distance||Travel Duration|
|NJP||Lamahatta||72 km||03 hrs|
|Bagdogra [IXB]||Lamahatta||70 km||03 hrs|
|Siliguri||Lamahatta||70 km||3 hrs|
|Darjeeling||Lamahatta||23 km||1 hrs|
|Kalimpong||Lamahatta||30 km||1.5 hrs|
|Place From||Place to||Distance||Travel Duration|
|Lamahatta||Darjeeling||18.8 km||47 min|
|Lamahatta||Sitong||49.6 km||2 hr 28 min|
|Lamahatta||Chatakpur||27.7 km||1 hr 19 min|
|Darjeeling||Chatakpur||18.8 km||1 hr 6 min|
|Darjeeling||Lepchajagat||13.8 km||34 min|
|Darjeeling||Dawaipani||19.5 km||1 hr 1 min|
|Darjeeling||Takdah||29.5 km||1 hr 28 min|
|Chatakpur||Sitong||33.0 km||1 hr 53 min|
|Darjeeling||Ahaldara||47.0 km||2 hr 31 min|
|Darjeeling||Latpanchar||40.1 km||2 hr 8 min|
Meet and Greet at NJP Station / Bagdogra Airport and proceed towards Lamahatta. As you reach Lamahatta, the first place to halt would be the Lamahatta Roadside Garden. Situated on a hill slope, this beautiful garden is surrounded by pine forests containing numerous seasonal flowers, as well as several rare and exotic species of orchids. And as you go up, the canopy of firs and conifers start caressing you. Enjoy your Lamahatta Homestay.
After breakfast at hotel go for a short excursion in and around Lamahatta. It offers a tranquil atmosphere for all those looking for some peace away from city life. Relish the beauty of the pine trees standing Majestically, the mighty Kanchenjunga, Colourful Buddhist prayer flags, in the evening, you are free to roam around the area. Night stay at a Lamahatta Homestay. The places you will visit are :
Chota Mangwa Tour - A small hilly village in a secluded environment of Darjeeling District. It will take around half an hour's short drive to Chota Mangwa from Darjeeling city. Chota Mangwa is a charming quiet village located amidst the orange garden with a majestic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Tourists can also go for a day trip to Malley for River rafting. Tea Estate at Takdah is another major tourist attraction.
Dense Dhupi Plantations - Small walks and treks are possible from Lamahatta. Walking amidst the Dhupi plantations with lush green flora all around provides a thrilling experience.
Tea Estates - Visit the tea gardens nearby (you will get one within about 1.5kms). Some of the well-known tea estates nearby include Glenburn Tea Estate, Rongli Rangliot Tea Estate, Takdah Tea Estate etc.
Tinchuley Tour - It is a small eco-friendly mountain village and one of the key destinations in Village tourism in Darjeeling district. Lamahatta to Tinchuley Distance is only 6 kms. The road passes through the lovely Peshok Tea Gardens. Tinchuley is famous for the excellent views of Kanchenjunga and the numerous orange orchards it has. It is a calm and quiet village with tea gardens and orange orchards offering tranquillity and nature makes it the most promising eco-village and one of the key destinations in Village Tourism in Darjeeling district which most cities dwellers long for.
After relishing the beauty of these offbeat destinations and experiencing a rural lifestyle, proceed to the hot tourist spot, Darjeeling. Darjeeling is famous for its vast stretch of tea gardens, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and for the breathtaking view of the Mount Kanchenjunga. Located 20 km away from Lamahatta, to reach Darjeeling, you have to cover 1 hours of driving distance. On reaching, check into your pre-booked hotel room. In the evening, go for the exploration of the Darjeeling Mall Road. Return back to the hotel to an overnight stay at hotel in Darjeeling.
Wake up early in the morning and get ready to explore most of the tourist attractions of Darjeeling. Start the sightseeing journey by witnessing a stunning sunrise over the Mount Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hill. Drive back to resort for breakfast. On the way visit Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop etc. Post breakfast, visit most of the remaining prominent sites. Start with Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the place where you will get to see the mountaineering equipment used by Tenzing Norgay. Visit other sites like Rock Garden, Padmaja Naidu National Park, Peace Pagoda, etc. After the successful sightseeing journey, return back to hotel to an overnight stay at Darjeeling.
After Breakfast proceed towards NJP / Bagdogra [IXB] with sweet vacation memory.
Option 1 - There is a short nature trail that leads to a small lake on a hill top. The villagers consider this to be a sacred lake.
Option 2 - You can also do jungle trekking. There is another trail of around 8 kms from Lamahatta to Takdah that goes through a maze of pine and dhupi trees.
Option 3 - Trek to Takdah Orchid Center (over 5 kms). The Ordchid Center is however open usually during the season (February through April)
Option 4 - Trek to the Gari Danda, an old fort on top of a hill which is about 3 kms away.
You can opt for Lamahatta Tour anytime of the year. However, if you are fond of oranges then be at Lamahatta during winters, when the oranges are in full blossom and the climate is the most conducive.
No, there is no direct share taxi service from Siliguri / NJP to Lamahatta. You need to share taxi service for Darjeeling from Siliguri / NJP and get down at Jorebunglow, near Ghoom. Then from Jorebunglow to Lamahatta, you can get another share taxi service.
Lamahatta is just 23km away from Darjeeling. It takes nearly 1 hrs to reach Lamahatta from Darjeeling City depending upon the traffic and weather condition. Infact the road to Lamahatta is very beautiful and the drive through the scenic forest path is enjoyable.
The Lamahatta is a famous spot with its vibrant bright flowers. A watch tower built at the park surrounding the stem of the pine tree is another attraction offering outstanding views. Residing near and well connected with Darjeeling, Lamahatta is a wonderful location to take a look at.
From Siliguri the road distance to Lamahatta is about 72kms and will take about 3.5 hours. You will need to come to Jorebungalow near Ghoom and then take the road for Lamahatta. Easiest is to take a taxi from NJP station. Otherwise take a shared jeep up to Jorebungalow and then another one from there up to Lamahatta.
Yes, from Darjeeling to Lamahatta, you can get a share car. The car for Takdah, Kalimpong and Gangtok all are passing through Lamahatta and it is around just 1hr journey from Darjeeling.
Yes, there are entry fees of Rs. 10/- per person.
Many home stays and tents are available with basic and simple amenities with good organic food, but do not expect luxury service and amenities like hotel, you will get warmth of villagers, they cook a meal for you, and it will be like home.
Yes, you can but if want to relax in peace then you should spent one night in Lamahatta.
Yes, on a clear day you can enjoy the beautiful view of Kanchenjunga. Mt. Kanchenjunga is clearly visible from Lamahatta, and you can stay in a home stay facing the mountains during your Lamahatta Tour. NatureWings suggest you to book your Lamahatta Tour in the month of October to first week of December. During this time there is 100% possibilities to view wide range of Himalaya including Mt. Kanchenjungha and other peaks.
Yes, There are some short jungle treks at Lamahatta, like you can trek to pokhri( small lake) a sacred lake from the eco park. Another one is a 8 km trek route through the jungle to Takdah surrounded by pine trees and must take a local or guide if you are exploring this one, and you can trek to Takdah orchid centre as well.
Yes, it is possible to do day sightseeing at Lamahatta from Chatakpur.
Yes, various exotic, and rare species of birds like Scarlet Minivet, Coppersmith Barbet, and Small Minivet, were spotted in Lamahatta as per the birdwatchers.
Orchids are in full bloom from February to April but at Takdah Orchid Centre, which is 5Km from Lamahatta, where one can reach by trekking or by riding a car.
North Bengal Tour Reviews - Lamahatta, Kolakham, Charkhole, Lava, Rishyap, Chota Mangwa
4.8 Stars Rating, out of 5
based on 69 Reviews
I gifted my in-laws with a Lamahatta Tour Package on their 25 wedding anniversary and left the rest upon NatureWings to make the necessary arrangements. Neither the destination nor Mr. Arpan Adhikari let me down, and they had an awesome trip to cherish forever. The choice of home stay, driver, and food was very good, and Lamahatta, in nutshell, is a nature lover hotspot and a true wonder to visit once in a lifetime.
Our Lamahatta Tour was the result of our missed toy train ride, and a quick suggestion from Mr. Arpan Adhikari to explore this place with a day visit. Lamahatta is a small village enclosed by greens on all sides and has well equipped decent home stays serving good food. We had a great time visiting Chota Mangwa, and Lamahatta eco-park, where we trekked and snapped the beauty of nature.
Our Lamahatta Darjeeling Trip was like finding a hidden gem within the magnificent hills of Darjeeling. Set in the backdrop of Mt. Kanchenjunga, this wonderful place was suggested to me by Mr. Sandip Raha, and trusting his choice made way for a great holiday. Lamahatta eco-park, Chota mangwa, and the nearby tea estates were our sightseeing points, and we trekked to the top to see the sacred pond at the eco-park covered with tall pine trees and secluded from the busy areas.
Being an old customer, I reached Mrs. Mousumi Raha, a specialist in this sector, to organize my Darjeeling and Lamahatta Tour from Mumbai Mrs. Raha planned and executed my trip very well, and we had a good time in the lap of nature at Lamahatta, where we did trekking, photo-op amongst the tall pine forest, and stayed at comfortable view rooms before moving on to the queen of hills, Darjeeling. Thanks to Naturewings, our vacation was worth every penny.
Darjeeling was my honeymoon destination, but Lamahatta Tour stood out as the winner with its beautiful location and serine environment amidst the greenery with a mesmerizing view of the breathtaking Mt. Kanchenjunga, and away from madding crowd, this place has its uniqueness. We recommended everyone to add this place to their wish list.
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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