The Neora Valley National Park is one of the last remaining hill forests of the Eastern Himalaya.
District : Darjeeling, West Bengal
hosts numerous species of orchids and ferns
includes forests of oak, rhododendron, sal, and dense bamboo groves
the habitat of endangered species like the red panda, clouded leopard and musk deer
the territory of leopard, five species of civet, black bear, sloth bear, golden cat, wild boar, leopard cat, goral, serow, barking deer, sambar, and Himalayan flying squirrel
- Exploring the high altitude forest
- Hiking inside it
- Treking to the Rachela peak
A small hamlet inside Neora Valley National Park with few homestays and jungle lodges with picturesque views of the Mt. Kanchenjunga range. The wilderness and hospitality of Kolakham make it a different experience.
Located at the north-west end of Neora Valley National Park, Rishop is another small village blessed with the tranquility of forest and views of surrounding mountains. Homestays and lodges are available for staying.
Loley and Gorubathan
Both located very near to Neora Valley National Park, are beautiful places for staying and exploring the area. Loley has many options for staying while Gorubathan has few unique stays. Stay at Fagu Tea Estate is another option.
Kumai, Samsing or Paren
Kumai and Samsing are located on the eastern border of Neora Valley. Both are beautiful tea plantation area with picturesque views. Paren is a tiny village at the far northeast end of Neora Valley – Samsing range. The river Jaldhaka (named Jhalong here) flows through this area.