W.B.F.D.C: Lava Nature Resort

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Hill Myna 1 and 2 Cottages: WBFDC, Lava
Photograph: Sohini Sen
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Bibhabasu Sengupta from Kolkata writes to Kolahal Travel Guide:
Dates of visit: May 10, 2016 - May 12, 2016

We arrived at Lava, WBFDC, from Kalimpong by a hired car.
The room and bathroom at WBFDC were clean but need maintenance further. The food was really good. The resort staff members were polite and courteous.

Abhijit Narvekar from Mumbai writes to Kolahal Travel Guide:
Dates of visit: April 14, 2015 - April 18, 2015

I am very pleased to tell you that we had a wonderful time in Lava WBFDC.
This was my second visit to the WBFDC resort. I had come earlier around 4 years back. The rooms and toilets were clean. Food was very good in the canteen.The staff members were well behaved and extremely helpful.

From the WBFDC Resort to the entrance of Neora Valley it hardly takes around 10 minutes walking, but till the Neora Valley checkpost it should take around a whole day by walking or 2 hours by a vehicle. We paid Rs 3000 for one day as per the taxi union rate. They have a chart which list down the charges to various locations starting from Lava.

We arrived at Lava from Latpanchor.

I would like to make one suggestion.

Most of the people who come to Lava are bird watchers and come mainly for Neora Valley. Since birders need to start early it was difficult to get breakfast. As the canteen opens at 7 A.M. we had to leave without breakfast.

If this point is taken care of then the rest is heaven for wildlife lovers.

Birds of Neora Valley
Photographs by Abhijit Narvekar

Neora Valley
Photograph: Abhijit Narvekar
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We have an office in Siliguri. We can arrange your transportation.
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WBFDC: Lava Nature Resort, Tariff (January 22, 2017)

Room Name Bed Bath Type Tariff (Rs)
Dormitory(1) (Non-A/C) 10 Attached Bath Dormitory 2,200

Dormitory(2) (Non-A/C) 10 Attached Bath Dormitory 2,200

Dukpa (1) (Non-A/C) 2 Attached Bath Cottage 1400

Dukpa (2) (Non-A/C) 2 Attached Bath Cottage 1400

Dukpa (3) (Non-A/C) 2 Attached Bath Cottage 1400

Dukpa (4) (Non-A/C) 2 Attached Bath Cottage 1400

Gorkha (1) (Non-A/C) 2 Attached Bath Cottage 1100

Gorkha (2) (Non-A/C) 2 Attached Bath Cottage 1100

Gorkha (3) (Non-AC) 2 Attached Bath Cottage 1400

Gorkha (4) (Non-AC) 2 Attached Bath Cottage 1400

Hill Myna - 1 (Non-A/C) 2 Attached Bath Cottage 1500

Hill Myna - 2 (Non-A/C) 2 Attached Bath Cottage 1500

Hill Myna - 3 (Non-A/C) 2 Attached Bath Cottage 1500

L.C. - 1 (Non-A/C) 2 Attached Bath Log Cabins 1,700

L.C. - 2 (Non-A/C) 2 Attached Bath Log Cabins 1,700

Lepcha (1) (Non-A/C) 2 Attached Bath Cottage 1,500

Lepcha (2) (Non-A/C) 2 Attached Bath Cottage 1,500

Quercus - 1 (Non-A/C) 2 Attached Bath Cottage 1100

Quercus - 2 (Non-A/C) 2 Attached Bath Cottage 1100

Quercus - 3 (Non-A/C) 2 Attached Bath Cottage 1100

Booking Procedure
Step 1. Send us a reservation request.
Step 2. We will send you an e-mail with availability information.
Step 3. Call our Siliguri office and confirm. Or send us a confirmation by e-mail
Step 4. Deposit tariff and tax to the bank account given above.

Tax: 8.42% for Non-AC, 13.42% for AC, 0% for below Rs 1000 room tariff
WBFDC requires us to collect the entire tariff and tax at the time of booking.
Step 5. Send us the following information by e-mail:
  1. Full Name
  2. Age
  3. Full address (City, State, Pin Code)
  4. Mobile No
  5. ID proof no (Voter ID/PAN Card/Driving Licence/Adhar Card - any one).
Step 6. We will send you WBFDC booking documents. Govt photo id is needed for check-in in any hotel in Bengal.

Photo Album 1 - Lava Nature Resort
Photo Album 2 - Lava Nature Resort

Gorkha Cottage: WBFDC, Lava
Photograph: Sayani Dutta

Gorkha Cottage Room
Photograph: Sayani Dutta

WBFDC Nature Resort, Lava: Landscape
Photograph: Sohini Sen

A View of the Himalayan Mountain Range in Lava from WBFDC
Photograph: Sudipto Biswas
Sayani Dutta from Kolkata writes to Kolahal Travel Guide:
Dates of visit: 04/04/2014 - 05/04/2014

  1. Best in Lava
  2. Awesome View
  3. Facilities are nice. Service is ok
  4. Good food. Otherwise, there are very few options outside
  5. The resort area, the room and the bathroom are clean.
  6. Availability of Hot Water is OK
  7. Very good Internet network connection
  1. We stayed in Gorkha Cottage. It is downhill. So going up & down was tiring. And specially challenging for older guests.
  2. Mineral water bottles are not available.
  3. A TV is not available in the room.
  4. Nothing much to do in free time.
  5. The condition of the road to Lava is horrible.

Sohini Sen from Kolkata writes to Kolahal Travel Guide:
Date of visit: March 14, 2014

We stayed at Lava Nature Resort for one night. We had taken 2 cottages...Hill Myna (1 & 2). For me, the experience in Lava was simply Wow!! A small village surrounded by pine forest all around made it look like a serene virgin beauty. And, our cottages added that extra cherry on the cake. The cottages were amidst pine forest with nobody around...a perfect silent environment to enjoy nature at its best.

The cottages were good except a little problem with the room service as very few people stay around. The food was good. The electricity service is not constant as twice we faced loadshedding for quite some time. But it was not a big problem because the moon shone so brightly that we enjoyed the moonlight.

The only suggestion is the people appointed for room service must keep matchboxes with them. So that they can provide it to us to light the candles. As we went in March, it was pretty cold and drizzled. But, overall we had a good experience and I would like to visit Lava again and stay in the WBFDC Lava Nature Resort.

Sudipto Biswas from Kolkata writes to Kolahal Travel Guide:
Dates of visit: 24/11/2013 - 26/11/2013

My stay at WBFDC, Lava, was excellent. The resort was clean and people in charge there were friendly.

The view of the mountain range from the resort was great. As I went to Lava on the last week of November, I was able to avoid excess tourist crowd.

I would recommend Lava and WBFDC to my friends to enjoy the natural beauty of the place. The cottage we stayed was good (Gorkha 4) with 24 hours hot water supply.

Only one thing which I think lacked during my stay at WBFDC was a television in the cottage. During evening the television would be a great mode of entertainment.

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Photo Album 1 - Lava Nature Resort
Photo Album 2 - Lava Nature Resort
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