Lava is a small village at an altitude of 2,350 meters and is surrounded by virgin pine forests and often hidden in mists and clouds. This small village lies on the old trade route to Bhutan. You will reach at Lava enjoying a mesmerizing scenic beauty on the way and then visit the beautiful monastery of Bhutanese origin followed by the visit to the Nature Interpretation Centre.
Loley Gaon is a nature’s paradise with beautiful landscape, comprising lush green forest & serene valleys. You can reach Loley Gaon through the serpentine forest road. Later you experience an exclusive ‘Canopy Walk’ through the ancient Cypress and mossy Oak of the Heritage Forest. 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 a height. These bridges keep on swinging continuously, so tourists with the problem of dizziness should take precaution.
Rishop or also spelt as Rishyap is a Himalayan hamlet in West Bengal (2591 m ), above sea-level.
Rishop is a Himalayan hamlet in West Bengal (2,591 m), above sea-level. You can enjoy this nice quaint village away from city crowds, with picturesque views of snow-capped mountains. You can take a short trip and enjoy the natural beauty of Neora Valley National Park followed by a short trek in Tiffindara in a deep silent forest of pine, birch, fir & orchids with some soothing path following the chirps. The jungle is natural habitat of wide range of plants and birds, so the trail through this semi-dense forest is quite interesting. The view of Kanchenjangha during sunset or sunrise is indeed captivating. There’s an elevated podium to witness the 360 degree view of Himalayan range.
You can enjoy this last hamlet of West Bengal, Bindu which is a valley encircled with hills of Bhutan and India on the banks of river Jaldhaka. It is a feast for the eyes and a stimulating experience for the mind. The whole region is extremely beautiful with green vegetation all around. There is also the possibility of sighting wild life on the way.
Bindu is a conglomeration of different aborigines. The peace loving people of Bindu are engaged either in Elaichi (Cardamom) or Suntala (Orange) cultivation. Thereafter, you shall visit the Godak village and on the way to Godak you see the Cardamom Curing Centre set up by the Government for the farmers. India’s best- Cardamom is dyed and processed here before shipment. Also you can see the Bindu Dam, built on the Jaldhaka River. Here, you will see a rare view of the Bhutan Himalayas and snow Peak Mountains in the winters.
Phuentsholing is a frontier town situated at an alt. of 300m / 985 ft). It is a thriving commercial centre, situated directly at the base of Himalayan foothills. It is a fascinating place where different ethnic groups mingle prominently Indian, Bhutanese and Nepalese. You can visit the Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang situated in city centre, a small temple which represents the heaven of Guru Rinpoche. After this you can visit Kharbandi Goemba,a beautiful monastery with paintings on the life of Buddha, statues of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rinpoche. From the monastery garden there is a fascinating view of Phuentsholing town and surrounding plains.
Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.
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