LAMAHATTA

Lamahatta is a village panchayat located in the Darjeeling district of West-Bengal state,India. The latitude 22.57 and longitude 88.36 are the geo-coordinate of the Lamahatta. Lamahatta is a calm and peaceful place with Pine trees standing majestically with the looming Mount Kanchenjunga in the fore front. The Buddhist Prayer Flags fluttering. In the evening, you will hear nothing except the sounds of insects. As the night becomes darker the sounds of dew drops from the forests of Pines, Oak and Fir becomes more prominent here. This place is named Lamahatta. In the early morning the wake-up call of chirping sounds of different birds are very clear, it gives an awesome feeling. If you are planning for a trip in the lap of the Himalayas under the shades and forests of Pines, Oak and Fir, then Lamahatta could be the next and perfect choice, just near the Rangbhang village. Staying at Lamahatta for a day or two will be an awesome experience. Situated in the sub-division of Darjeeling hills. By train or bus you can reach to the nearest station New Jalpaiguri, from there by hired jeeps you can you can reach Lamahatta. The route from NJP to Lamahatta is through the tea gardens by the black concrete roads. On the way you can visit the famous Pashupati Mandir and market on the Nepal Border. Entry to this market is done from the spot itself; to enter one can show their respective Govt. id proofs and make an entry. Here at Pashupati market you can buy all types of cosmetics, varieties of coloured umbrellas shoes and many more. Purchasing can be done from this market after a little bargaining. While leaving behind Pashupati Market you will come across Lepchajagat, this is also a small village from where Mt. Kanchenjunga is clearly visible. Then from there you will come across Ghoom railway station, the highest in Asia. From Ghoom straight to Lamahatta. For the last few years Lamahatta has grown up as a new tourist destination. The inauguration of this small village was done by the chief Minister of West Bengal in the year 2013, in the month of December. On the way back from Darjeeling, she came across this place, the scenic beauty of this place attracted her so much, and that she decided to make this place a tourist place. Lamahatta is known to the tourist as a new place of Eco- tourism. The name Lamahatta ls like (Lama – Hatta, which means Lama – Buddhist Monks and Hatta- Place of living or home or residence). Actually Buddhist Monks were there from the time of the British Era. Till today Buddhist Monks exists in these regions. From NJP railway station, Lamahatta is about 86 km. From Lamahatta, Darjeeling is about 24 km. There is a garden in Lamahatta which was by the Chief Minister of West Bengal on the ridge of the hills. Entry in this garden is done by ticketing. Numerous flowers, gardens, long stretches of Pine, Oak and Fir trees can be seen in this garden and in the forefront stands the mighty Kanchenjunga. There are several home-stays and hotels are available in Lamahatta for the tourists to spend the night. You can spend here one or two night. These hotels or homestays are located in a very beautiful place, where on one side wide open view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and on the other side long stretches of Pine, Oak and Fir along with other types of floras. There are routes that go through these forests, by which you can go for a short trek. On the top there is a lake. This area of Lamahatta along with the beauty of Pines, Oak, and Fir along the lake is presently a place of shooting spot of cinema, short films and documentaries. But entering the Pine forest is restricted. The interior part of the forest is dark and there are continuous sights of leopards, bear, jungle cat and hyenas are seen. The entry to this area is restricted only to save these creatures and not to disturb their habitats and the balance of nature. From Lamahatta you can visit to the nearest spots like Takdah, Tinchuley, Lopchu Tea Garden. At Takdah there is an Orchid garden maintained by the Forest Department. There you will find 42 different types of Orchids, from which medicines are made. At Lopchu Tea garden, very good qualities of tea are grown. Green Tea, Orange Tea and many different other teas are produced. The other tea estates to visit are Takdah, Gail and Teesta Valley, each of which has their own particular variety of tea. The nearby Borbatey Heritage Bridge is a hanging bridge whose architectural ingenuity at such an elevation is very impressive. In Lamahatta, trekking provides a great opportunity for visitors to explore unspoiled nature and greenery, while engaging in meaningful exercise. There is also an age old Gumpha which is worth visiting. In the afternoon you can visit to the adjoining of River Rangeet and River Teesta at Teesta bazaar. Entry at Lamahatta Park is about 10/- for adults and for children it is free of cost. There is also a watch tower at Lamahatta, made of bamboos, from there the full view of Lamahatta is visible. The Lamahatta Lake is at an altitude of about 5700 ft above sea level. On the way to the lake through the forest route, there are sitting arrangements are made for the tourists to take rest. From the village, the lake is about 20 minutes by walking distance. The clear water of the lake reflects the images of Pine trees, which surround the lake. From one side of the lake water is continuously flowing out going to somewhere else. The inhabitants are mostly tribal Buddhist people like Dukpas, Sherpa, Yalmoos. From Peshoke Tea Estate, Lamahatta is about 8 km.

LAMAHATTA LODGE:

The Lamahatta Lodge is one of the prime accommodations available at this place. Located at a very prime spot, Lamahatta Lodge offers a magnificent view of the village and the surrounding places. Lamahatta word derived from people wearing Bukhus similar to Buddhist Monks as lamas. So place name known as Lamahatta from the British Time. The majestic river Teesta famous for river rafting is just 15 Kms with Sikkim on the background. Scenic Tea garden is at walking distance plus jungle trek for the adventure loving folks. The lodge is very well maintained for the tourists. Rooms are all wooden furnished with attach bathrooms (all western type). Geyser for hot water, restaurant. The welcoming nature and the hospitality of the lodge will surely cherish throughout.

Room Tariffs:

Double Bed rooms: Rs.1500/-

Triple Bed rooms: Rs.1800/-

Four Bed rooms: Rs.2000/-

Service charge @ 10% on the room tariff

HOW TO BOOK: Call us at 9830619422 , 9831067030 , 9830381306 or come down to our office at: City Office: 120 Satyen Roy Road, Behala, kolkata- 700034. Branch Office: Ukil para, ground floor of mirror beauty parlour, Jalpaiguri – 735101. Or, fill up the query form given below and submit