At an altitude of 1850 M amid undulating slopes and adorned with towering Dhupi and Cypress trees, Lolegaon / Loleygaon is a place of ethereal wilderness. Glittering Kanchenjunga at dawn or sensational sunrise and sunset from Jhandidara will leave you spellbound. The soft colourful petals of the flowers and orchids and the cool breeze will bring a new life to you.
Lolegaon came into prominence as an offbeat tourist destination during the 1990s with West Bengal Forest Development Corporation opening a tent accommodation here as well as providing tourist booking in its bungalow. Within a few years, the combination of dense green natural forests and a great view of surrounding mountains made this destination a must-visit for tourists who want to travel through the less trodden path.
Today the small village of Lolegaon is a burgeoning tourist centre with dozens of tourist accommodations all around. Most of the hotels are in the budget category but there are a couple of accommodations that can cater to the discerning traveller. Do not come with high expectations of a city-based hotel and you will not be disappointed.
An important offbeat destination in Kalimpong hills, Lolegaon is 123 km from Siliguri, 70 km from Darjeeling, 54 km from Kalimpong, and 24 km from Lava. Travel time varies depending upon the road condition but the average distance covered in the hills can be taken to be around 30 km per hour for easy calculation of approximate travel time.
A visit to the Heritage Forest of Lolegaon is a must to get a feel of the exquisite wealth nature has showered here. The unique 'Canopy Walk' over the century-old mossy Oak and Cypress in the Heritage Forest is a thrilling experience. The all-pervading melodious silence will give you a new dimension of a content soul. The Heritage forest is located within walking distance of the village.
The wilderness resorts in Lolaygaon are located amidst the natural environment offering the best view of Kunchendzonga and the surrounding mountains. In Naturebeyond's all-inclusive packages these bungalows are used to maintain the best possible service. Booking in private hotels is also done as per the guest's choice.