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.
Lava has has beautiful natural forests. Tourists can visit Lava Monastery, Sunrise point to view Kanchenjunga peak.
Lava does does not its own production.You can do your shopping in Kalimpong.There are many regional curio shops.
Nihar Bindu (7500 feet), Lava Bazar. Bengali food both veg and non veg and excellent hospitality.
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 pm
Nihar Bindu Lodge
Hotel Unique Inn
WBFDC Cottage, Lava (Near Lava motor stand), ☎ 033-22370060/61 033-22368483/22365202. Awesome experience of staying in areal forest. I would say, if you go to Lava and stay in some other hotel, then you have seen nothing of Lava. They have a fenced forest of their own, canteen and cozy cottages. There is an excellent hanging garden, from where the surrounding hills and forest are visible.600-1800.