Enjoy the beauty of nature...
Lamahatta, a picturesque village just 23km away from Darjeeling, is our latest interest among the off-beat destinations. It is said that some Buddhist monks used to stay here before independence. The word “Lamahatta” is derived from the words “Lama” meaning a Buddhist monk and “hatta” meaning a hut. So Lamahatta actually turns out to be a hermitage and this place promises an environment that feels as tranquil as a monk – a measure of balance between nature & man. At an altitude of 5,700 ft., this Eco-park has a lot to offer. It is an ultimate example of how Eco-tourism can change a place for the better. The place has been developed as an Eco-tourism site in the year 2012, called Lamahatta Eco Park, to showcase the majestic views of peaks & rivers and the dhupi & pine forests here.
Lamahatta offers a tranquil atmosphere for all those looking for some peace away from the monotonous humdrum of city life. Nature will cleanse everything and you will be refreshed after having that garden fresh Darjeeling tea. So visit Lamahatta and stay there for a day or more to relax and rejuvenate.
The Perfect Surrounding...
The ‘Roadside Garden’ which has been created with much care and love, flowers various plants seasonally including white and yellow orchids. And as you go up, the canopy of firs and conifers start caressing you. There is a pathway in the garden for taking a leisurely stroll. For the more active ones, there is an uphill pathway that leads to a sacred lake.
Eco-tourism has been a boon for the Lamahatta villagers. The villagers work closely with the tourism department while maintaining the diversity and ecological balance of the flora and fauna of the region so that these activities remain sustainable in the long run. Several homestays have come up run by the villagers. There are also jungle camps run by them. From these homestays, one can get the clear view of the Kanchenjunga ranges along with the valley below. These homestays are at one side of the road, while the other side has the vast stretch of garden.
The Best Experience Ever
Tinchuley, another offbeat hamlet situated close to Lamahatta, is at a distance of about 32 km from Darjeeling. Its abundant natural beauty is famous for wonderful views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and orange orchards and more.
Darjeeling, well known as the 'Queen of the Himalayas', is the perfect getaway for a romantic honeymoon or just a respite from the hot and humid summers of India. It works wonders to cater to the gorgeous panorama of the Himalayas.
Kalimpong, famous for its orchids and nurseries, offers panoramic view of the great Himalayan ranges that lie beyond it. It is also known for its bustling bazaars and traditional handicrafts in its peaceful atmosphere.