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things to know about Lepchajagat

Lapchajagat, as the name suggests, is an alluring village inhabited by the peace-loving Lepcha communities. More than 14 km away from the Queen of Hills Darjeeling, Lepchajagat is a pristine settlement tucked in the foothills of Eastern Himalaya known for offering a stunning panoramic view of the entire surrounding valley along with Darjeeling. With our affordable Tour packages, you can explore Lepchajagat and all its surroundings.

Places to See in and around Lepchajagat

Even though Lepchajagat is far from the hustle and bustle of city life, it offers lots of sightseeing attractions in and around it. Some of the major ones are:


Being just 15 km distance away from Lepchajagat, Darjeeling is the must-visit destination near the hamlet. Darjeeling is a vibrant hill station full of sightseeing attractions such as Batasia Loop, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Japanese Temple, Rock Garden, Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling Ropeway, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and many more.


About 15 km away from Lepchajagat, Pashupati is a town adjacent to the Indo-Nepal border where most of the people are Nepalese. The town offers a great view of the Himalayan range. However, the major attraction here is the always busy Pashupati Market.


30 km distance away from Lepchajagat, Mirik is another worth visiting town nearby which has several sightseeing attractions such as Don Bosco Church a religious site, Tangling Viewpoint and many more.


A fascinating site where the two natural water tanks and the beautiful view of the Kanchenjunga range are the major sightseeing attractions to behold. Jorepokhri also offers a great view of Darjeeling and Kurseong Town.

Activities to Do in and around Lepchajagat

There are several activities to do in and around Lepcha Jagat as it offers extensive opportunities for all nature enthusiasts to do many things. However, the most enjoying ones are as described below:


Bird Watching

Those who are true bird enthusiasts can indulge themselves in bird watching activity and witness several rare species of birds such as Fire-Tailed Sunbird and the Rufous Sibia in the surrounding lush alpine forest of Lepchajagat.



Adventure enthusiasts can trek through the hilly terrain of Himalaya to explore some of the finest attractions nearby including Himal Falls or Hawa Ghar as Lepcha Jagat has several trekking trails.


Village Walking

Nature walking can be enjoyed while roaming around the village. Engage with the local villagers, know the history of the village, and observe the daily activities of them.


Sightseeing Trip

One can plan a trip to its nearby destinations like Darjeeling, Mirik, Pashupati, etc to explore the plethora of sightseeing attractions such as Batasia Loop, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Japanese Temple, Rock Garden, Peace Pagoda, Don Bosco Lake, Mirik Lake, Pashupati Market, Ghum Rock, Jorepokhri and many more.

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How to Reach Lepchajagat

By Flight
Bagdogra is the closest airport which is around 70 km distance away from the village. Board a flight to Bagdogra Airport and then again rent a taxi to reach Lepcha Jagat.
By Train
Lepchajagat does not have a railway station and the nearest one is NJP at a distance of 75km. Board a train to NJP and after reaching the station get a taxi to reach the village within 3 hours.
By Road
The only mode of transportation to reach the village is by Road. From NJP, Siliguri, or Bagdogra Airport to Lepchajagat, cars can be hired to reach the village within 3 hours via Matigara - Kurseong Rd and NH110.

Accommodation Options in this Lepchajagat

Homestay is the only mode of accommodation here which is run by the local villages. All these homestays offer spacious and comfortable rooms that are nicely sanitized along with attached western Bathrooms, 24 hours electricity, hot running water, and view room to grab the great vista of Kanchenjunga. The foods are homemade and come with both the options of veg and non-veg.

Best time to Visit Lepchajagat

The scenic beauty of Lepchajagat can be enjoyed at any time of the year except the season of monsoon. However, to see Lepcha Jagat in its full glory, October to April is considered to be the best time to visit the village.

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