Situated at an altitude of 7200 feet, Lava is 101 km from Siliguri via Kalimpong, about 35 km from Kalimpong.& 58 km from New Mal Junction via Gorubathan.
One can book a cab from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station which will preferably go through Gorubathan, Damdim, booking takes approx Rs. 2300-2500 & during peak season they may charge Rs.2800-2900
Tashi Tagkye, Lava motor stand (Right infront of the chowk at Lava motor stand). Very reasonable and good food. Try the thukpa (Tibetan soupy noodles), its awesome. And also, they operate till 8:30pm, while most eateries close down by 7:30-8 pmedit
Hotel Unique Inn (4000 ft), LAVA (VIA GARUBATHAN), ☎ 9932492264 , 0353-282228, . checkin: 12 P.M; checkout: 11 A.M. 10 no well appointed room all room having tv with cable connection attached bath with W/C, running hot & cold water, parking facility, intercom, restaurant 1200 -2000. edit
nihar bindu (west bengal), Lava (Near Lava motor stand), ☎ 033-22370060/61 033-22368483/22365202. Awesome experience of staying in areal forest. 600-1800. edit
HIMALAYA INN (7100 ft), LAVA BAZAR (VIA GARUBATHAN), ☎ 9330965839 , 9836509933 , 9831185889, . checkin: 12 P.M; checkout: 11 A.M. 12 no well appointed room all room having colour tv with cable connection attached bath with W/C, geyser facility , wall to wall carpet left luggage facility , restaurant , conference room1000 -2000. edit