Kolakham is an ideal destination for tourists nursing an adventurous bent of mind. Nestled beside the Neora Valley National Park around 108 km from Siliguri, this charming location offers majestic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Located just 8 kilometers from Lava the village of Kolakham is perched on a hill 6100 feet high overlooking the mighty Eastern Himalayas. Wildlife is in abundance here and you can take nature walks and short treks all around Kolakham. All attractions around Lava can also be reached from Kolakham like Changer Waterfalls, Lava Monastery, Loleygaon, Rishop and Charkol. BOOKING DETAILS OF KOLAKHAM
Places to see in Kolakham: From Kolakham, you can get a view of Mt. Kanchenjungha with its allies like Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kabru and others touching the sky. Kolakham is a tiny village amidst the abundance of nature with a panoramic view of the Eastern Himalayas upto the Nathu La Pass.
Nearby attractions of Kolakham: You can visit nearby Lava, Lolegaon and Rishop from Kolakham. These hill stations are not very far from Kolakham and boast their exotic natural surrounding, offering spectacular view of the Eastern Himalayan peaks. You can take a day trip to Lava Monastery, Changer Waterfalls, Charkol village, Tea gardens, Choudapheri or the Hanging Bridge at Loleygaon.
Things to do in Kolakham: Kolakham offers an array of activities like rock climbing, trekking and rope traversing to make your stay more interesting. You can also enjoy village walks or nature trails along the picturesque landscape of the region. Experience an exciting jungle camp at Neora Valley national Park, which boasts of its amazing biodiversity of endangered species of plants, animals and birds. You can also explore the forests surrounding Kolakham and hike over the rocks to savor the view of a splendid waterfall.
How to reach Kolakham: Avail trains running to New Jalpaiguri station from where you can hire direct cars to Kolakham. You can also take flight to Bagdogra Airport, from where rented cars are available to Kolakham via Kalimpong and Dam Dim.
Best time to visit Kolakham: You can visit Kolakham any time of the year but winters give you the best chances of viewing Mt. Kanchenjungha and the mesmerizing sunrises above it.
Lodging and dining facilities in Kolakham: The eco huts of Kolakham impart a cozy vibe offering nice accommodation and dining facilities to the guests. All cottages are facilitated by electricity and hot water geysers. The Kolakham Eco Hut is our Preferred Property, so you can avail discounts if you book it through us. This intimate retreat spanning a total area of 1 sq. km. is built on three separate plots. There are four cozy cottages built of pinewood, which are named after mountainous birds – Niltava, Shyama, Shikra and Besra. Some of the cottages feature wooden staircases leading up to a small attic. Each cottage is admired with a sit out featuring large windows, overlooking the Kolakham village, the Neora valley and Mt. Kanchenjungha.
Photographs by Trisha Sengupta.