Lava is a small hamlet situated 34 kilometres (21 mi) east of the town of Kalimpong near Algarah in Kalimpong district of the state of West Bengal, India. Lava is situated at an altitude of 7,016 feet (2,138 m). It is one of the few places in West Bengal to receive snow in winter. It is the entry point to the Neora Valley National Park from Kalimpong. The route to Lava is scenic with the change in vegetation from tropicaldeciduous to the wet alpine trees of fir, pine and birch. The verdant forests are a popular spot for picnicking, trekking and bird-watching. Lava has gradually become a favorite tourist destination.Wild animals such as the Himalayan black bear and barking deer are found in these parts. A Buddhist monastery is present on one of the hills of Lava. Notable sites include Changey Waterfalls and Lava Jamgyong Kongtrul Monastery.
Rishyap is a small village and hill station in the Kalimpong district of the state of West Bengal, India. Rishyap is also spelt as Rishop. Rishyap was developed as a tourist destination recently in 1998. There are many myths and legends associated with the name Rishyap – Ri stands for mountain peak (some say it is lofty) and shop means age-old trees in Tibetan.
Best Travelling places in Lava-Lolagaon-Rishyap:
Neora Valley National Park,Lava Monastery,Lava View Point,Lolagaon,Kanchanjangha View Point etc.
Best time to visit Lava-Lolagaon-Rishyap:
June to December & February.
1st day-Reach NJP Station and transfer to Lava by Car (98 km.)Night stay Lava.
2nd day-Early Morning visit local sightseeing (Lava Monastery).Over Night stay at Lava.
3rd day-After break fast visit Local sight seeing (Changey Falls) with Luggage via Zip Car, Transfer to Rishop & after reach complete lunch. Over night stay at Rishop.
4th day-After breakfast Transfer to Lolegaon and visit local sightseeing (Kanchanjunga mountain ranges, Eco Park, Canopy Walk) & back to Rishop.Over night stay at Rishop.
5th day-Early morning after breakfast transfer to Kalimpong Hotel via Kalimpong Local sightseeing (Delo Pass, Cactus Garden) & Night stay at Kalimpong.
6th day-To day transfer to NJP Station for pickup the train.