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About Kolakham the Himalayan Hideout

Updated: Jul 9, 2022

The tiny hamlet Kolakham amidst the lush green coniferous forest in the fringes of Neora Valley Nation Park, one of the most unspoiled forest in the eastern Himalayas and overlooking the panoramic view of various snow clad peaks of Eastern Himalaya including the 3rd highest peak of the world, the mighty Mt. Kanchenjunga in an average altitude of 6200 feet from the sea level is located around 38 KMs from Kalimpong ( one of the popular hill stations in Eastern India) is also an ideal place for the bird watchers, star gazers, travelers having inclination towards soft adventure or solely to disentangle from the hustles and hassles of the otherwise routine life.

Best Time to Visit

October - June

Best Weather

October –May

The Resort

Neora Valley Eco Huts is in the lap of Himalayas in a hidden valley known as Kolakham. Kolakham is is in the threshold of Neora Valley Eco Huts. Our Resort a joint venture with the local villagers stands on the bend of the motorable road offering you a great view of snow clad mountains. Resort is managed jointly with the by local villagers of Kolakham which adds more charm to local culture.

We have furnished Deluxe rooms made of local logs. These rooms provide a fabulous view of snow peaks. Majority of the food is grown locally and the resort is operational throughout the year.

Places of Attractions

Changey Falls (6 KMs)

This can be reached from kolakham. Just about 4km downhill from kolakham village.

The changey falls is even down hill from the last motorable point. its almost a 20 minutes walk down.

The pathway is broken and full of leaves and branches. But you will forget every pain once you reach the plunge pool of the fall. The Change fall is one of the most fierce falls one can enjoy in north bengal but is a worth visit for nature lovers.

Chowdapheri (Thresh hold Neora Valley National Park)

Lava (8 KMs)

Lolegaon (25 KMs)

Rishyap (15 KMs)

Aritar (53 KMs)

Charkhole (40 KMs)

Another nook in the eastern Himalayas overlooking the spectacular snow clad in an average altitude of 5000 feet from the sea level is located around 30 KMs from Kalimpong ( one of the popular most hill stations in Eastern India) and is just 15 kms from Lolegaon.

kalimpong (38 KMs)

Gorumara NP (77 KMs)

Established as a Wildlife Sanctuary in the year 1949 and as a National Park in the year of 1992 Gorumara National Park (Total area of the park is 79.45 Sq. Km. ) is located in the Jalpaiguri district of the state of West Bengal on the bank of river Murti & Neora. The park is situated in the Terai region of the Himalayan foothills. The park is home to mammal species like One horned rhinoceros, Indian Elephant, Indian Bison, leopard, Deer, Sambar, Monkeys etc. The National park has now become a prime tourist attraction due to the magnificent forests, breathtakingly beautiful landscapes and the presence of the Indian Rhinoceros.

The park has recorded fifty species of mammals, three hundred species of birds, twenty species of reptiles and thirty species of amphibians. Gorumara National Park is famous for its bird population - which includes brilliant submontane forest birds like the scarlet minivet, sunbird, Asian paradise flycatcher, spangled drongo and great Indian hornbill. Numerous woodpeckers and pheasants inhabit the park. Peafowl are very common. The park is on the flyway of numerous migratory birds, including the rare Brahminy Duck.

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