Lamahatta- a monk’s hut
— Pankaj Das (@pankaj4malda) May 9, 2018
Lamahatta is surrounded by pine forest and the beautiful view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga. It is a picturesque village which has been developed as an eco-tourism place in 2012. Lamahatta actually turns out to be a hermitage. Indeed the beauty of the landscape of this village makes a unique destination for a weekend refreshment trip away from the mundane of the city.
Best time to visit Lamahatta:
You can visit Lamahatta at any time of the year except monsoon. If you are fond of flowers then visit Lamahatta during winters, when the flowers are in full bloom and the climate is the most conducive.
The best ways to reach Lamahatta from Siliguri:
You can opt for a Siliguri to Lamahatta car rental service to reach the village comfortably through genuine car rentals like Shah Tours. The distance from Siliguri to Lamahatta is about 68 kilometers which take almost 3 hours. You can also take the Peshok Road from Jorebungalow near Darjeeling and reach Lamahatta.
Places to visit near Lamahatta:
The Roadside Garden is an open garden surrounded by pine forests. It contains many seasonal flowers, as well as several rare and exotic species of orchids. The visitors can also relax on the numerous benches and enjoy the views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. The Watchtower will also help you to enjoy the views of Sikkim Hills, River Teesta and River Rangeet.
The Dhupi or the pine forest is the best place to take pleasant walks. You can hire guides to walk through these forests which are ideal to spend some time with nature. You can also hike to the two sacred ponds situated at the top of the hills covered by pine forests.
There are several tea estates to be visited in and around Lamahatta. Some of the well-known tea estates are Glenburg Tea Estate, Rongli-Rangliot Tea Estate, Takdah Tea Estate, etc. No visit will be complete to Lamahatta if you do not visit the tea estates.
Activities in Lamahatta:
Trekking provides a great opportunity for you to explore the majestic nature and greenery. The most popular trekking route is the 8-kilometers jungle trek from Lamahatta to Takdah through pine forests. This will definitely give you a better Lamahatta sightseeing than anything else.
Bird watching will also be a famous activity for you. River rafting on Teesta is also an excellent source of recreation for tourists to have an adventurous experience in Lamahatta.
A serene weekend getaway to Lamahatta
In Lamahatta, experience the silence and beauty of Nature. The hilltop location and lights of beautiful ambiance is really a treat for the visitors to visit Lamahatta. A place far from city pollution with one of the most mesmerizing views of Mt. Kanchenjunga is an ideal place for a refreshing weekend trip amidst nature.