Loleygaon is a city in West Bengal.
Lolegaon is a small hamlet situated in the North of West Bengal State. People come here to enjoy the breathtaking view of the entire Kanchenjunga range. Lolegaon can be covered along with other locations viz. Kalimpong, Lava, Rishop, Charkhol, Kolekham, etc. Trekking through the forests is a different experience. The area is very calm and quite and enjoy nature at its very best.
Lolegaon can be reached from Siliguri with a 4 hrs drive covering 124kms via Kalimpong and Lava. Kalimpong, the nearest town, is 55kms from Lolegaon. There is an alternate road through Gourbathan, which takes little less time. The roads are beautiful, covered by Tea Estates on both sides of the road and the Hills in the backdrop.
The nearest airport is the Bagdogra Airport, which is situated outside the town of Siliguri. The place is well connected and it receives international flights as well.
The New Jalpaiguri Station is the best option in the region and if you are planning to arrive by rail, this is the most feasible option. The station is well connected to places such as Kolkata, New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Dibrugarh. Taxis are available at the station as well.
Also you can go by Mal Junction Station from where you can also take cab or rented car to Lolegaon or Lava. You can take a cab from Siliguri or NJP as per your tour plan. Reserve car also arrange Kings Travels,dial:093319-39486/098304-28401.
Loleygoan offers the "canopy Walk" where one can enjoy the call of birds in the park.
Visiting the area through a package tour may not be a bad idea. Package tours to Loleygaon, Rishyap, Lava, Kalimpong, Reshikhola can be combined depending upon the number of days in hand. India Beacons Sojourn of Kolkata (+91 9903295920) offers package tours to that sector.
The beautiful Kanchenjunga Mountain range. Almost all hotels face the Kanchenjunga and just admire the beauty by sitting in your room. Hotel Treefern offers excellent view of both Kalimpong Town and Kanchenjunga. During full moon, Kanchenjunga is visible at night also which is simply breathtaking.
Lolegaon is a small hamlet, and best place to spend some quality time with your family and friends. There is a hanging bridge in the uptown of Lolegaon, and one can view the endless forest from the top of the Bridge, maintainence is poor though. Almost all hotels arrange for Camp fire, and the evenings can be spent by enjoying the camp fire. Couple of hours drive will take you to other locations like Lava, Kalimpong, Rishop, Charkhol, etc. and are also very beautiful in their own ways. Trekking through the forests and through the houses of local inhabitants is an experience you will cherish.(Try to avoid doing this activity during rainy seasons, due to leeches)
There are very few shops, maybe a couple selling souvenirs. There is a local vegetable market in the uptown.
There are no restaurants, and its best to order food from the hotel one is staying at. Dont go for very fancy foods, as the cooks will take a lot of time to prepare them. Indian and Chinese foods are easily available.
Packaged drinking water is available in plenty. All hotels serve drinks ranging from Low to Medium priced. Its better to carry your own Bottle.
There are around 6/7 Hotels in Lolegaon. Most of them are having adequate facilites. The forest bungalow from Dept of Forest is good, but one needs to book 3/4 months in advance, if you plan to travel in the peak season. Hotel Treefern is decent of the private Hotels and all rooms are in seperate cottages. Here also it is better to book well in advance if you are visiting during peak season. Most of the Hotels have provision for Hot water.