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things to know about Lamahatta

Very few offbeat destinations near Darjeeling are as beautiful as Lamahatta. Approximately 25 km distance away from the heart of Darjeeling Town, Lamahatta is a scenic hilly settlement one can visit along with their Darjeeling Tour. Situated at an elevation of 5,400 feet above the sea level, Lamahatta offers a jaw-dropping view of the mighty Kanchenjunga, an intense panoramic view of the surrounding valley and an alluring view of the luxuriant alpine forest. Due to its offering of peaceful ambiance and splendid natural beauty, Lamahatta appears to be a must-visit hamlet one can visit with any of our Darjeeling tour Packages.

Places to See in and around Lamahatta

There is a garden near the road in Lamahatta which is the major attraction in the village. This garden is all about offering a peaceful ambiance and a great view of the pine trees standing majestically while keeping Kanchenjunga in the backdrop. There are numerous seasonal flowers and many rare kinds of orchids can be seen.

Lamahatta Watchtower is another attraction in the hilly settlement. From here one can get a thrilling panoramic view of Mount Kanchenjunga along with the hills of Sikkim and a great vista of the Teesta and River Rangeet. On the hilltop of Lamahatta, there is a lake which is considered to be quite sacred.

Takdah is another pristine settlement just 8 km distance away from Lamahatta. Surrounded by pine and dhupi trees, Takdah Orchid Center is the major attraction in the village. Apart from this, one can also visit an old fort named Gari Danda which is just 3 km distance away.

Some of the fascinating Tea Estates can also be visited from Lamahatta such as Rongli Rangliot Tea Estate, Takdah Tea Estate, Glenburn Tea Estate, etc. Tinchuley is also just a 6 km distance away from where the major attractions are Peshok Viewpoint, Tinchuley Monastery, etc.

Things to Do in and around Lamahatta

While spending a weekend in Lamahatta, there are lots of things to do and some of the worth doing ones are as follows:


Bird Watching

The surrounding forest of Lamahatta hosts several different kinds of Himalayan birds. The bird's enthusiasts would surely love to spot them during their holiday in this village.



Apart from boating in Mirik lake, you can go for a short trek through the trails to the upper sections. The point offers a stunning view of the Kanchenjunga and its snowy peaks very clearly. Although, the trek is a little hard where the steep trails are quite concentrated to climb up but the views of the surroundings are just blissful. The trail trek from the eastern part leads to the Mirik bazaar. Witness the scenic beauty of the dense Cryptomeria forest or locally known as the Dhupi forest. Furthermore, the backdrop of the pine forest will amaze any nature enthusiast. Beneath, near the lake, the popular Horse riding activity is a bonus point for the tourists. The Jockeys comes to offer the ride with their assistance. Some of them have a short trip while the rest have a little long circuit.


River Rafting

Those who want to experience the thrill of white water rafting, can do it in the shimmering river Teesta.

One can also have a short excursion to all its nearby sightseeing attractions and viewpoints to catch a breathtaking view of the surrounding along with the splendid view of Kanchenjunga.

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How to Reach Lamahatta

Those who want to travel to Lamahatta comfortably can do it by renting a car from Siliguri, NJP, or Bagdogra airport. From these respective pick-up points, you will be driven via NH 31 Peshok Road.

Where to Stay in this Village

Travelers have to stay in the homestay accommodation run by the local villagers in the village. All these homestays come with budget offerings. Basics amenities like attached western bathrooms, hot water, view rooms, and parking facilities are also there. The foods being served here are completely homemade with locally sourced ingredients.

Best Time to Visit Lamahatta

Except for the season of monsoon when frequent landslide happens, Lamahatta can be visited at any time of the year. However, those who want to see the flowers of the village in their full glory, the best time to visit the village is during the months of winter when the flowers start blooming and the temperature stays quite soothing.

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