On one side cascading lush green valley. On the other side deep abyss. The abyss leads to the dense forest. Above everything, there is the conspicuous presence of Mount Kanchenjunga. In the midst of these, there is a painting by nature on the hill. The painting of a hamlet named Kolakham. Situated in the lap of Neora Valley National Park this place is only 8 kilometers away from Lava.
Located at an altitude of 6500 ft from the sea level Kolakham provides a breathtaking panoramic view of Mount. Kanchenjunga. Only 50-60 families of Local Nepal Clan, known as “RAI”, Live here. The people are warm-hearted and always carries a smile on their face.
Field of Cardamom plant under the blue sky.
Spongy cloud moving on them.
Sometimes covering the sun absorbing sun rays.
In the next minute sunrays bathe the entire valley.
In one word- a vision, an experience that leaves you spellbound.
The place is full of birds. In the morning just take a hot cup of coffee and sit on the balcony of your hotel. Enjoy the queen Kanchenjunga with the musical chirping of the birds.
Time flies away.
Places to Visit:
If you want you can hire a care and go to nearby Changi Falls.
You can also go to Lava, Loleygaon & Rishop. On your way, you would spot women working in Cardamom fields. This is the main crop of Kolakham.
The cold does not bite here. So you can get a pleasant weather than Lava or Rishop. Children can also enjoy this place. In the night of Full Moon, Kolkham looks more than a paradise.
How to reach:
Reach New Jalpaiguri Station. Hire a car from the station. It will take around five hours to reach Kolakham. From Bagdogra airport, you can take a car and reach Kolakham via Kalimpong. The Distance is about 125 Kilometer.
Where to stay:
This place is rapidly gaining popularity. Resorts are growing in numbers. Some of the best places are
KOLAKHAM ECO HUTS
A venture by NEORA VALLEY ECO HUTS. They have lots of activates like trekking, rock climbing & rope traversing. Prove jeeps for Jungle safaris.
Room tariff: Rs.1200 to Rs. 2300
Contact for booking:
1/17, Dover Place,
Ph: +91 9830423246,
Telefax: +91 33 24863683
Wooden furnished room with attached toilet. Floor carpet , room heater and Geyser. 180-degree view of Mount Kanchenjunga from all rooms. Pickups and drops can be arranged from NJP & Bagdogra.
Room Tariff: Rs. 1200 to Rs. 2200
Call for Booking:
9836955186, 9830947352, 8334852352
SILENT VALLEY RESORT
Total 7 Rooms are available for 15 to 20 Heads
Double Bed Room (1)- Rs 1500
Triple Bed Room (3)- Rs. 1600
Four Bed Room (2)- Rs 2000
NEORA VALLEY JUNGLE CAMP
a sophisticated combination of local atmosphere and modern amenities.
Contact for Booking:
Cell : +91-9733000442 / 443
Tel : +91-33-24550917, +91-33-24549719