Kolakham, West Bengal, India

Kolakham

Kolakham

West Bengal, India

Kolakham is located at a distance of 40 km from Kalimpong and is a 1 hour 30 minutes drive. It is a small village located at an altitude of 6500mts overlooking the panoramic beauty of the snow-clad mountain peaks of the Himalayas. It is one of the most beautiful and sought after places by adventure loving people and bird watchers. The village is also a paradise for nature loving people. Cradled in the lap of the Neora Valley Reserve Forest, facing the Himalayas. Kolakham and its surrounding areas has plenty of large coniferous pine trees and the exotic rhododendron flowers. Various species of Himalayan birds can be found in the area. This village is largely unknown to many tourists and hence it is a relatively quiet and serene place. The place abounds in natural beauty and many of the local people have their own homestays.

Kolakham Travel Tips

There are lots of activities in Kolakham like rock climbing, trekking and rope traversing to make once trip more interesting. 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.

Kolakham Facts

It is located within the Neora Valley National Park and consists of 62 Nepali families belonging to the “Rai” community. Visitors have to get a vehicle pass at the entry gate to get here. 

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

Avail flight to Bagdogra Airport, from where rented cars are available to Kolakham via Kalimpong. The estimated distance from Bagdogra to Kolakham is about 120 km.

Train
Train By Train

Avail trains running to New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) or New Mal Junction Station (MJS)from where you can hire direct cars to Kolakham. The estimated distance from NJP and MJS to Kolakham is about 110 km and 65 km, respectively. Private and shared cars are available from outside both stations.

Car
Car By Road

Both private cars and shared cars are available from NJP and Siliguri to reach Kolakham. The distance from NJP to Kolakham is 110 km approx and it takes about 4 hours. There are two roads to get here, one is via Kalimpong, and the other is through Garubathan.

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