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Lamahatta & Peshok

Lamahatta & Peshok Tour information for guests are covered in this page to give them an idea of the Tour planning. This small settlement is situated halfway between Darjeeling & Kalimpong Route via Peshok.  It is a picturesque mountain village situated at an altitude of nearly 5400 feet. This location developed in the last 06 years and is now a tourist hotspot. There is numerous location with walking distance from where the Himalayan range is clearly visible and the view is stunning. It is surrounded on all sides by pine forests and gardens with panoramic views of Mount Kanchenjungha and other Himalayan peaks. Lamahatta is an ideal holiday destination for tourists who wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life and stay in solitude. It is made beautiful by the ideal location. Namchi is visible from here, with its rare and beautiful species of flowers carpeting the landscape and surrounding gardens. The place is well-connected to all major tourist hubs like Darjeeling, Pelling, Namchi and Kalimpong. The park / Garden is one of the major attractions. The garden spread over a wide expanse, surrounded by pine forests containing numerous seasonal flowers, as well as several rare and exotic species of orchids.  The Watchtower also helps visitors to enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga as well as the Sikkim Hills, the River Teesta and the River Rangeet. Pine Forest / Tea Garden is the best place to rest. Tourist may choose to go on hikes through these forests and one can also take the assistance of the guide. They are ideal for visitors who wish to spend quality time with nature. One can also hike to the two sacred ponds situated at the top of the hills guarded by pine forests.

Peshok has two viewpoints one is for the Lovers point and the other is in the Peshok Tea Estate. Peshok is situated on the route of the arterial state highway connecting Darjeeling to Gangtok and also the road from Kalimpong to Darjeeling. The viewpoint to Lovers point is quite fascinating as River Rangit & Teesta meets. Both the rivers have the source at Lachung and the Separates and meet near Peshok. Hence the story says that the river is at love with each other and they meet again after 100 kilometres of separation and the union is called Lover's point.

Bird watching in the surrounding forests is also a great option for interested guests. River-based activity, biking, angling and other river-based activity along Rangit & Teesta is 15 kilometres away is an excellent source of recreation for tourists, who will enjoy the cool and pristine waters of the Teesta / Rangeet or Rangit.

The most popular trail of nearly 08 kilometres from Lamahatta to Takdah through pine forests is worth it.  Runglee-Rungliot Tea Estate is nearby and is known for the fine blend, and awesome aromatic tea. One can enjoy the heady cup of freshly brewed tea, which will really soothe the senses. The other tea estates to visit are Takdah, Peshok and Teesta Valley, each of which has their own beauty and the locations are breathtaking. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (which is a UNESCO heritage site) and the Himalayan Zoo (housing several rare and endangered species of animals such as the Tibetan wolf and the Red Panda) and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) are a must visit for a day. Even Rafting and birding are the two most sought-after activity. Rafting has lost its popularity after the Dams were constructed in Teesta. Another nearby location is Takdah located very close to the Runglee Rungliot area of the Darjeeling district. The homestays are of various standard with standard facilities with even 02 rooms. The lodge and homestays source the ingredients locally to serve homely Indian food.

Places around Lamahatta & Peshok are Darjeeling, Sittong, Takdah, Tinchuley, Baramangua, Chota Managua, Kurseong, Mungpoo, Kettle Valley, Mamring, Deollo, Ramdhura, Iccheygaon and Kalimpong. All these destinations are within approximately 15 to 45 kilometres from here.

Places of Interest

  • Darjeeling
  • Kalimpong
  • Peshok
  • Deollo
  • Borbatey Heritage Bridge 
  • Lamahatta Lake
  • Runglee Rungliot
  • Bara Manguwa 
  • Chota Mangua
  • War Memorial
  • Ghoom Monastery
  • Tinchuley
  • Sittong
  • Mamring
  • Chatakpur
  • Mungpo
  • Lovers Point
  • Takdah 
  • Rafting at Chitrey
  • Kurseong

Connectivity / Communication

Airways – Lamahatta & Peshok is approximately 70 to 75 kilometers from Bagdogra Airport (IXB). Pakyong Airport (PYG) is nearly 65 kilometers away from Lamahatta.  Bagdogra airport is served by regular Indian Airlines, Spice Jet, IndiGo and Jet Airways. There are daily flights from Kolkata, Guwahati and Delhi. The airport is well connected by road and railways. Pakyong Airport is also connected with Kolkata and Guwahati. Private vehicles for nearby tourist spots are available from the airport itself.

Railways – Nearest Railway Terminus was Darjeeling. It is the Famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) has a narrow gauge Junction with the heritage train plying from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Darjeeling on daily basis and this is the nearest Rail Junction. The nearest major Railway Station is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) and is approximately 85 kilometres.  There are regular train services to all the major railway station like Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai, etc. 

Roadways – Lamahatta & Peshok is nearly 35 kilometres from Darjeeling & Kalimpong and is approximately 80 kilometres from Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Siliguri in West Bengal. It is situated approximately 25 kilometres from the National Highway number 10. Branches off from National Highway number 31 and at a distance of 70 kilometres from Siliguri is Peshok. It is approximately 80 kilometres from Bagdogra Airport (IXB). It is a little over a 90 kilometres from Gangtok, and approximately 35 kilometres from Kalimpong. Peshok and Lamahtta is well connected to Siliguri by two alternate routes. Well connected to Namchi, Ravangla, Kurseong, Pelling, etc by road.

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