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Lamahatta Eco-Tourism

Lamahatta is a small hilltop village in Darjeeling, mostly inhabitant by various hilly tribes like Sherpa, Bhutia, Tamang, Yalmoo and Dukpa, situated with a height of 1,200m (6,500 feet) from the sea level along with a driving distance about 23 km from Darjeeling city. Nowadays it is built as an eco-tourism destination. Lamahatta is very attractive to the honeymoon couple and those who wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life and enjoy natural solitude for some days. Peaceful and congested free natural environment surrounded by the pine or dhupi forests and majestic Mt. Kanchenjunga to the far north are main usp of the Lamahatta eco-village. Myth Teesta rivers flows near to the Lamahatta. A man-made lake has been created to reserving rain-water to use for the drinking water as well as for the cultivation. Nearby trekking routes are also a tourist attraction at Lamahatta. It is also well-connected to all major tourist hubs like Darjeeling and Kalimpong.

Attractions & Activities

Road Side Garden: The roadside gardens of numerous seasonal flowers and several rare and exotic species of orchids are the main attraction of Lamahatta. This open garden spread over a vast area and surrounded by the dhupi or pine forests. Visitors can relax a numerous time and enjoy the magnificent view of Mt. Kanchenjunga from the garden side benches. The watch tower also gives a better view of the entire landscape surrounded to Lamahatta as well as the view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Sikkim Hills, river Teesta and river Rangit.

Trekking: Some small and medium trekking routes start from the Lamahatta. It is a thrilling experience for any tourist to explore unspoiled nature of hilly region and greenery of dense Dhupi or pine forests all around at Lamahatta.

Jorepokhari Trek: A small hike from Lamahatta through the scenic and dense alpine forests up to the two beautiful ponds locally called “Jorepokhari” surrounded by the dhupi plantation all around, situated on the top of the hills. Then the trek leads to serene meditation centre and 8th mile organic centre and then back to the Lamahatta eco-village. It may take around 1 hour to complete the trek.

Monastery Trek: Another very good trek route is to the Lamahatta Buddhist monastery within the dense dhupi forests will take around 20 minutes. It is a 500 years old Buddhist Monastery.

Takda Trek: But the most popular trekking route in this tourist destination is an 8 km jungle trek from Lamahatta to Takda within the lush green alpine forests. Takda is a well-known tourist destination in the Darjeeling tourist map.

Gari Danda: It is a hilltop old Fort situated on a distance around 3 km from Lamahatta.

Peshok View Point: A nice viewpoint, which is around 6 km from Lamahatta.

Visit to Tea Estates: Lamahatta is also popular for its adjacent tea estates. Some famous tea estate in and around Lamahatta is Takdah Tea Estate, Glenburg Tea Estate, Teesta Valley Tea Estate, Rangli-Ranglist Tea Estate, where Rangli-Ranglist Tea Estate is most well-known for its world-famous tea blend and awesome perfume. Lamahatta tour will be incomplete without visit to one of the tea estate.

other Attraction: Bird watching in the surrounding forests is also a great option for interested guests. River rafting on the Teesta just 15 km away is an excellent source of recreation for tourists, who will enjoy the cool and pristine waters of the river Teesta as they raft down its course.

This tourist spot is also honeymooners’ paradise offering a perfect blend of solitude, privacy, picturesque view and beautiful scenery that is totally mesmerizing and awe inspiring to know each other.

Best time to visit Lamahatta

You can visit Lamahatta anytime of the year. However, if you are loving of flowers then be at Lamahatta during winters, when the flowers are in full bloom and the climate is the most favourable.

How to reach Lamahatta?

Lamahatta is only accessible by road. Nearest railway head situated at New Jalpaiguri (72 km) and Siliguri (66 km). And nearest airport is at Bagdogra about 79 km driving distance. Visitors wishing to travel by car from Siliguri or NJP should take NH31 and reach Lamahatta through Peshok Road. You can also take the Peshok Road from Jorebungalow near Darjeeling and reach Lamahatta.

Where to Stay?


Home stay at Lamahatta is much comfortable and well equipped with all basic facilities. It is also best option to understand the culture and traditional lifestyle of hilly inhabitants.

Tariff Plan:
Room tariff: INR Rs. 1000/- for double share.
Extra bed charge INR Rs. 300/- per person. (Maximum four person may allowed in a single room).
10% service charge will be applicable.

Tent accommodation:

Total four twin share tents are available at Lamahatta.

Tariff Plan:
Tent charge: INR Rs. 1500/- per night for twin share.
Extra bed charge: INR Rs. 300/- per person (Maximum three persons may adjust in a single tent).
A 10% service charge will be applicable on total amount.

N.B. 100% payment is to be made upfront to confirm your booking.