Lava is small hamlet town near Darjeeling and is one of the new hill resorts of West Bengal which is fast developing into a perfect holiday destination. In recent years, this almost virgin hill resort has attracted many tourists. During winters, Lava receives snowfall and tourist flock in large number to witness this galore of nature.
Lava is famous for its proximity to the Neora Valley National Park and the magnificent view of the Jelep La and Rechi La passes. The place is also considered to be the perfect place for trekkers and campers as it has several trekking routes in the nearby forests and these are worth exploring.
By Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra airport at Siliguri, about 110 km from Lava.
By Rail: The nearest railhead is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, at a distance of about 100 km from Lava.
By Road: Lava is well connected from Siliguri and Jalpaiguri by both private and shared vehicles and can be reached from Siliguri via Kalimpong (99 km) or via Gorubathan (105 km).
Some of the well known hotels of Lava providing a reasonably good staying options are:
Yankee Resorts: 03552-282345/234 or 9932869205, 9932561318
Hotel Paradise: 03552-282314
Hotel Rock View: 03324851959
Hotel Orchid: 03552-282213
Sherpa Lodge: 03552-282308
Hotel View Point: 03324761959)
Hotel Paljor: 9836489939)
The trek of 12 kilometers to Jelep La and Rechi La Pass, situated at the junction of Sikkim, Bengal and Bhutan is very exciting.