Lamahatta (লামাহাটা) is a scenic village in North Bengal surrounded by clouds, fog, pine tree, dense dhupi trees and an offbeat destination from Kolkata. Lamahatta is located at 6500 ft above sea level and distance from Darjeeling is only 24 kms. This is one of the best eco-tourism destinations in Darjeeling and around. Meaning of this place is ‘Monk’s huts’, Lama – Buddhists Monk and Hatta- huts.
Take a tour to road side garden or eco-park, you need to buy tickets for entering the garden for Rs.10. The garden spread-across the other side of main road through mountain slopes. You can also take a nature trail trek to hill top small lake, a sacred lake for local villagers. Go to Peshoke view point to be witness confluence of rivers Rangeet and Teesta, locally known as ‘Triveni’, located just 8 kms away from Lamahatta. Take a short trip to nearby tea gardens.
Lamahatta is a spot which is designed and develop by local villagers with the help of State Government for promoting eco-tourism and village tourism. For this number of homestays and eco huts is built with basic facilities. Check bellow homestay for accommodation in Lamahatta.
Mountain View Homestay has one double bedded room, three triple bedded room and two four bedded rooms. All rooms has attached western bath with in-built geyser for hot water. Tariff starts from Rs.800 per night for double bedded rooms, Rs.1500 for triple bedded rooms and Rs.2000 for four bedded luxury rooms. Room heater also can be arranged for Rs.200 per night. Fooding package is Rs.500 per head per day for breakfast, lunch and dinner with healthy home cooked foods.
Kanchanjunga Homestay, Lamahatta has three wooden cozy rooms with attached baths. All the rooms are clean, spacious with western toilets and geysers. It's located very near of Lamahatta garden. Owner Mr. Ram Kumar Chhetri and his family is very friendly and offer nice home cooked food.
Hut Homestay located at just few steps walking distance
from road side garden, Pine Heaven Resort (lower lamahatta). The homestay
offers three spacious and cozy rooms with a small balcony. Owner Mr. and Mrs. Tashi
Sherpa serves mouth watering homemade food for travelers. They has own car for
local sightseeing tours and for drop-pick-up.
Druk Homestay, Lamahatta located at 9th Mile Road Line, the homestay has been established 25 December 2012. They have well equipped rooms as well as offers tented accommodation in Lamahatta. All rooms are hygienic and spacious with attached bath and room heater (extra chargeable). Tariff stars from Rs.1500 for tent and double bedded rooms, Rs.2000 for four bedded rooms. Delicious home cooked food tariff starts with Rs.500 per hear per day. Also they conduct Lamahatta Local Sightseeing: Monastery, Tea Garden, and River Rafting at Teesta.
Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) and nearest airport is Bagdogra (IXB), well connect with Lamahatta through well motorable road. Lamahatta is located around 72 kms from Siliguri town, and 75 kms from NJP railway station through Kurseong, Jorebungalow (very near of Ghum). Direct car or taxis are available from NJP and airport, shared transport also can be avail up to Jorebungalow, from here book another car directly to Lamahatta. Also you can reach Lamahatta from Darjeeling and Kalimpong, distance respectively 25 kms and 42 kms.
Lamahatta is a destination which can be visited throughout the year, but best time to visit Lamahatta would be October to March. If you are visiting Lamahatta in winter then carry enough woolen clothes.