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Loleygaon Tourism And Travel Guide
14.9° C / 58.8° F
September to February
2 to 3 Days
Bagdogra (100 kms)
New Jalpaiguri (99 kms)
One of the twin hill stations in North Bengal, Loleygaon makes a great holiday destination for travellers. For those looking to escape the terrible heat of the plains, for the trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers, Loleygaon has something for everyone. It is a small dreamy hamlet surrounded by towering snowcapped mountains and cypress and dhupi forests. It is a peaceful retreat away from the madding crowd of the cities. Here is a snippet of travel guide to see in Loleygaon, and enjoy the tourism it has to offer.
How to Reach
Loleygaon does not have an aerodrome and tourists have to depend upon Bagdogra airport in Siliguri for reaching Lolyegaon. The airport is about 100 km from the hill station and tourists can hire taxis from here to cover the 4 hour drive.
Likewise, Loleygaon does not have a railway station. New Jalpaiguri is the closest railhead and it is about 99 km away from Loleygaon. New Jalpaiguri is well connected by rail networks with the capital city of Kolkata and other cities. From here tourists can hire a taxi to reach their destination.
Loleygaon can be reached by road. It is accessible from Kalimpong, Siliguri and Jalpaiguri. Bus transportation is however not very regular and jeeps are better and more convenient.
For travelling within Loleygaon, tourists have to depend on jeeps and cars. Three-wheelers are also common. On request, hotels can arrange transport for sightseeing. Exploring the town by walking is recommended as it is the best way to absorb the beauty of the place.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
Summer (March to June):
Summer sets in in Loleygaon in March and continues till June. Weather remains cool and pleasant throughout. The best thing to come across during this time is the lush green meadows and absolutely gorgeous blooming flowers. They seem to be everywhere adding color. It is a good time to visit Loleygaon and the surrounding areas to soak in the warmth.
Monsoon (July to August):
Monsoon lasts from June to August in Loleygaon and not considered the best of times to visit the town. There are heavy showers accompanied by frequent landslides and road blocks which could also prove risky. The incessant rains make it difficult to do much sightseeing either.
Winter (September to February):
As a hill station, winter continues for several months in Loleygaon. The chilly weather is refreshing and cold breeze feels good against the face. Winter is a good time to explore Loleygaon. If you happen to travel during this time remember to pack sufficient woolen stuff. It is a good time to catch a glimpse of the snowcapped mountains though the mornings may remain foggy.
Things to Do
The stunning landscape of Loleygaon offers some lovely trekking trails, albeit short ones. These are one day trekking trips that take trekkers through some amazing places from where they are treated to a stunning view of the mountains and the countryside. Samthar and relly are popular trekking destinations in Loleygaon.
View of the Himalayan Ranges:
The biggest attraction of all the hill stations of North Bengal is the view they offer of the snowcapped peaks of the mighty Himalayan ranges. They dominate the skyline and the landscape and present an awe-inspiring spectacle before the tourists. Watching the sun rising or setting on the mountains can be a memorable experience.
Trip through Nature:
For nature lovers and also others a trip to the Canopy Walk is a great way to come close to nature. This is a considerable long hanging bridge right in the middle of a dense forest with towering birch, oak and fir trees all around. Standing on the bridge and watching the birds chirping away and the dangling roots of ancient trees has a soothing effect on the mind and soul. It is a great way to spend some quality time in the lap of nature.
Visit the Neighboring Tourist Spots:
Loleygaon is one of the many beautiful tourist spots in the area and a trip to the town remains incomplete with a tour of these fascinating places which are a treasure trove of natural beauty. There is Lava, the twin hill town of Loleygaon. It is one of the few places in the state which receives snowfall during winter making it a lucrative destination these months. A 4 km walk from Lava will take tourists to Rishop, a walk that is an absolute treat for the eyes. It is through a dense forest of Rhododendrons, orchids and pine trees. Rimbik is a quiet place that is favored by trekkers.
Eating in Loleygaon
Loleygaon is a small dreamy hamlet nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. Eating out options are limited and you have to be content with the small eateries that serve some of the most delicious steaming bowls of thukpas and momos. These are the local delicacies here. Bengali food is also available in some of the restaurants though fish is not very popular.