Kolakham is in the fringe areas of Neora Valley National Park Forests. It is far removed from urban life. A trip can be greatly rewarding with a visit to this peaceful and tranquil village in the lap of nature.
Nature is at its best here in Kolakham. Travelling a few meters inside the forest the environment completely removed from what ever we experience near the village. Chirping birds, dense coniferous pine trees and the exotic rhododendron flowers transfer you to solitude which is also referred to as silent valley.
From our Kolakham homestays the lush valley and the rolling hills stretch north as far as the eyes can see. In the west, they end at the foot of the Kanchenjunga. In clear weather, the snowy peaks of Kabru, Kabrudome, Kanchenjunga and Pandim stand out against the stretched sky. There are many rare birds and animals and luckier ones are those who can sight wild animals. Changey Falls is just 3 km jeep drive plus 1.5 km walk down over 250 well built stairs.
Sightseeing include Lava and visit the Lava Monastery and Neora Valley Interpretation Cente. Rishap offers a great view of the snow capped peaks. Charkhole, 32 km away, Lolegaon about 30 kms also has interesting views of the snow-capped peaks. Summer temperatures vary from 5-200C, winter temperatures are around 0-80C.
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HOMESTAYS IN KOLAKHAM | Kolakham Village Resort
Nature is at its best here in Kolakham and the forests, mountains, views make environment mystical at this secluded village. Chirping birds, dense coniferous pine trees & exotic rhododendron flowers are few attraction from our Kolakham homestays. View of the Kanchenjunga range is among the best homestays in Kolakham.
Our homestay at Kolakham is one of the most popular place of stay and have a full operational restaurants coming for sightseeing of Kolakham and Changey Falls. Easily identifiable, entrance located on the main road the other side with balconies provide excellent view of the Kanchenjunga and the other peaks. It is a wooden two-storied building built along the slope.
The entrance to the main levels of our Kolakham homestays is just on the main motorable road. The first level has 7 rooms with an open dining space which overlooks a balcony. The second level has 9 rooms with a common large balcony as well. It is a modern contemporary building with all modern amenities like attached western type toilets, 24 hour running water, Geysers and room heaters. It can be called a modern hotel in the sense of the word minus the bell boys and waiters, but our homely atmosphere and staying with a local family, experiencing their culture and food will be an additional bonus.
Our homestay in Kolakham is located at an altitude of 6500 ft. With double, triple & quadruple sharing rooms you can enjoy a family stay with the locals, experiencing the local culture and food. Food is prepared from fresh vegetables from nearby farms and poultry at our Kolakham homestays. Food is prepared to taste of guests. You will get Bengali, Tibetan and Chinese food at our restaurants.
How To Reach Kolakham Village Resort, our homestay in Kolakham?
To reach Kolakham you need to reach the nearest town of Lava, from where you need to reserve a vehicle to reach Kolakham. Lava can be reached directly from Siliguri by reserved or shared car or buses which ply from PC Mittal Bus terminus. From Gangtok, Pelling or Darjeeling you need to reach Kalimpong jeep stand and then take shared car or bus to Lava or reserve a private car to reach our homestay in Kolakham.
Trekking In Neora National Park
The best and most popular activity staying at hotels in Kolakham is a trek to the base of the waterfalls. It takes about 30 minutes downhill trek to reach the base and about 45-60 minutes to return from the resort. You can take a trek in the wilderness all around the resort to spot different birds and plants species of the Neora Valley Nation Park. Even a walk around our Kolakham Homestay can be considered a tour in the wilderness. You can see so much vegetations and birds that are available in the vicinity of our resort in Kolakham.
In Lava Monastery, also known as Ratnarishi Bihar Buddhist Gumpa, You Can Visit Neora Wildlife Interpretation Center & Lava View Point. Lolegaon is nature's paradise on its own with beautiful landscape, comprising lush green forest and serene valleys. The peaks of Kanchenjunga rise majestically in the morning mist. A Canopy Walk is located around a kilometre from the bus stand at Loleygaon, in the middle of the forest full of fir, oak, birch and cypress are inter-connected foot bridges. With a total length of 180 meters, the hanging bridges from one tree to another help the visitors to view the beauty of the forest from above. You can book your sightseeing from our homestay in Kolakham.
From our hotel in Kolakham the lush valleys and the rolling hills stretch north as far as the eyes can see. In the west, they end at the foot of the Kanchenjunga. In clear weather, the snowy peaks of Kabru, Kabrudome, Kanchenjunga and Pandim stand out against the streched sky. Feast your eyes with the beautiful scenic wonder and indulge in clicking away your time as the frame changes every moment with the clouds and sunlight. There are huge variety of birds in these jungles. If you are seriously into bird watching you just have to sit outside and wait at our Kolakham homestay.