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Address: Kalimpong | Lava Bazar, Darjeeling 734319, India
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Serene hamlet....rare to find in India....

This is a must visit! Good to spend a day or two. Better than Kalimpong anytime! This is a small hamlet with only a few settlements and a smallllll church. Local guides will take... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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51 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must visit! Good to spend a day or two. Better than Kalimpong anytime! This is a small hamlet with only a few settlements and a smallllll church. Local guides will take you for walking treks of half a day/full day. The place is very small with only tiny mom n pop restaurants serving local cuisine. A great... More 

Thank mbachhawat
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49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Lava with its every misty cloud shrouded pristine Nature sets the true essence for romance love and togetherness...this was our second visit to Lava...first time we came here 2006 and fell in love with the Nature and Native people and their Hospitality. A 1 hour drive through the the tall coniferous trees and Lava awaits with its Nature filled with... More 

Thank TheTravellingSoul
Balurghat, India
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Ideal place for spend 4-5 days. Population is to low. communication is bad. Monastery is so good. I hope you will like that. Also visit Neora valley national park. and go Rishop by tracking. You will local guide with very small money.

Thank Partha P
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We were staying in Rishoop and visited lava for a day visit . But felt to stay there longer .. a tine small town with a small stops restaurants and calm weather gives a complete relaxation. Road were empty and locals were very humble and friendly. My Son had become a star there within 30 mins and then it was... More 

Thank payel_mahata
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I went with my family members and it was a pleasant tour. We did not stay there. We went from kalimpong and the way is so beautiful.

Thank sarmisthasinha
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73 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

A small beautiful hamlet..now which appears to be crowded with taxis and people..The serenity appears to be compromised now..lots of hustle on the roads.

Thank Krisanu G
New Delhi, India
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50 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

You can feel the peaceful atmosphere at a classic Tibetan Montessori and experience the power of silence and calmness here. If you love jungles, this place is a piece of paradise for you.

Thank Sayan007
Udaipur, India
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39 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Plan to stay in Lava if and only if : 1) Planning neora valley trip to see red pandas 2) If you did not get booking in the Rishyap for staying 3) If you are in some research work for monastery For all others.. plan and stay in Rishyap. nothing is better than that for the stay and nature. If... More 

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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Lava is more a pit stop than a destination in my view. Tourist prefer staying at Lava as access to Loleygaon, Rishap & Kalimpong is easy from this place.

Thank sanjayagarwal_s13
Howrah, India
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98 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

If you want to spend some time with nature along with your family you must visit this place. WBFDC is having a wonderful Rest House with good food arrangement.

Thank KaushikNandy

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