Kalimpong to lava- A hilly roadway drive for a lifetime experience

 Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost. So, get yourself ready for a thrilling road trip from Kalimpong to Lava for a lifetime experience.

Kalimpong- A secluded hill-station

Away from the rush of routine life in the metropolitan cities relishing the feeling of being caught amidst the chills of Himalayas, one can have a pleasurable stay in Kalimpong Hill station. This old little town, away in the far northeast should be in your bucket list if you love hills. From unlimited adventure options, to mesmerizing view of the mountains, local food, historical temples, Kalimpong attracts many tourists all throughout the year.

Lava- heart of a place

Lava is one of the most picturesque locations in the Himalayas. It is a serene misty hamlet with lush green forest of Birch, Juniper and Pine trees. This serene destination also nurtures some rare species of orchids, dotting the valleys and the hill sides. This pristine location attracts thousands of tourists every year to its lap. It is also a spot for bird watching, trekking and nature viewing.

Distance from Kalimpong to Lava by road:

Lava is located at distance of 31 kilometers. It takes approximately 1 hour 32 minutes to travel from Kalimpong. You can hire a car directly from the trusted travel agency like Eastern Meadows Tours for the most comfortable journey. The best possible way to reach the destination is given below:

  • Head towards Dr BL Dixit road
  • Turn slightly right onto Dr BL Dixit road
  • Continue onto E main road
  • Stay on left to continue towards Main Road or Rishi Road
  • Continue onto the same road at PP Jewellers
  • Turning left towards BSNL Telephone Exchange
  • You will reach Lava

Unknown road facts from Kalimpong to Lava:

The journey from Siliguri to Kalimpong is a memorable one. The first phase of the journey is a total of 64 kilometers on the NH10 which passes through the dense forests of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a silence zone so it must be driven slowly so that the natural habitat for elephant, tiger and bison is not disturbed.

If you are lucky enough, you may even get rewarded with majestic tusker on the roadside. The journey through the sanctuary ends at Sevoke and you will reach to a largely canvas with forested hills, mighty river and vast river basin.

The landscape changes rapidly as your car will take the zigzag hilly road on the NH10. The mighty Teesta River will take you up to the Teesta Bazaar. The final phase starts from the Teesta Bazaar as you take a sharp winding road towards Kalimpong.

After sightseeing in Kalimpong, you can take the route to Lava where the roads are decent. As these are hilly roads they are not too wide and only one car can pass at a time. The route to Lava is scenic with the change is vegetation from tropical deciduous to the wet alpine trees of fir, pine and birch. Through the gazing of the pine forests and the beauty of the nature you will finally reach Lava safely.

Affordable car fare from Kalimpong to Lava:

From Siliguri you can hire a car till Lava with Kalimpong to Lava car fare listed below:


Kalimpong Small Car Sumo Travera/Scorpio Innova
Half Day city tour 1,100 1,500 1,800 2,200
Full day City Tour 1,800 2,200 2,700 3,200
Lava and Dello 1,900 2,000 3,200 3,500
Lava and Lolegaon 2,200 2,400 3,400 3,800

Wherever you go, go with all your heart!!

Aesthetically pleasing, Kalimpong is a treat to the senses. It is a place waiting to be discovered. So, pack your bags now and visit the rustic town till Lava through a bumpy road trip for a thrilling experience with Eastern Meadows tours, for a better car rental service and at affordable fares.