Kalimpong Hills is classified as an ecological hotspot, one of the ecoregions of India. Neora Valley National Park lies within the Kalimpong subdivision and is home to tigers. Some Royal Bengal Tiger was found and captured in Camera here in the Year 2015. Acacia, cinnamon, ficus, bamboo and cardamom, are found in the hillsides around Kalimpong. The forests at higher altitudes are of pine trees and other evergreen alpine vegetation. Seven species of rhododendrons are found in the region east of Kalimpong. The temperate deciduous forests include oak, birch, maple and alder. Three hundred species of orchid are found around Kalimpong. The Red panda, Clouded leopard, Siberian weasel, Asiatic black bear, barking deer, Himalayan tahr, goral, gaur and pangolin are some of the fauna found near Kalimpong. Avifauna of the region include the pheasants, cuckoos, minivets, flycatchers, bulbuls, orioles, owls, partridges, sunbirds, warblers, swallows, swifts and woodpeckers. Kalimpong is also known for their rich practice of cactus cultivation. Its nurseries attract people from far and wide for the absolutely stunning collection of cacti they cultivate. The strains of cacti, though not indigenous to the locale, have been carefully cultivated over the years, and now the town boasts one of the most fascinating and exhaustive collections of Cactus. The plants have adapted well to the altitude and environment, and now prove to be one of the chief draws of Kalimpong Tour Packages.
Lava is a small hamlet situated 30 kilometers east of the town of Kalimpong. It is situated at an altitude of 7,200 feet. It is the entry point to the Virgin Neora Valley National Park from Kalimpong. The route to Lava is scenic with the change in vegetation from tropical deciduous to the wet alpine trees of fir, pine and birch. Lava can be reach through Gorubathan from Damdim or Malbazar of Jalpaiguri District. Distance from Gorubathan is 50 kilometres. The Road is Wide, Smooth and full with Scenic Beauty in every turn. A Buddhist Monastery is present on one of the hills of Lava. Notable sites of tourism interest include Lava Nature Interpretation Center, Changey Waterfalls, Rache-La, Kolakham and Lava Kagyu Thek Chen Ling Monastery.
Loleygaon is a Lepcha village situated in the extreme end of a Himalayan ridge. It is located at a distance of 24 km from Lava, at an altitude of 9,800 ft. This region is characterized by abruptly rising hills and numerous small streams. The village provides a 180 degree view of Kanchenjunga.
Rishyap is also spelt as Rishop. Rishyap was developed as a tourist destination recently in 1998. The place is well known for the majestic views of the Kanchenjunga range. Over the years, many tourists accommodations have come up at Rishyap. The local Sherpas and Lepchas have built small cottage-type accommodations for tourist. Tiffin Dhara, a sunrise-view spot, is about 1 km from here. Stay in Rishop is primary attraction of Kalimpong Tour Packages.
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