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A Trip Down the Memory Lane

Hello friends, today I am gonna give you, me included, a virtual tour and some glimpses of pristine and untouched natural beauty of a small hilly village in the north of West Bengal called, Lollegaon. The tiny place consisting of no more then 2300 people, is tucked away in the arms of Himalayas. The Kanchen Jangha, the third highest peak in the world can be viewed from there in full regalia, weather permitting. We visited the place in the summers of 2018 as a second leg of our Darjeeling trip, which my hubby included in the itenary, at the insistence of his colleagues.

When we started from Darjeeling for Lolegaon on a hired vehicle, we had absolutely no clue about the place, and were only informed that its a 5-6 hours drive. We traveled down hill upto the town Kalimpong then the road started to wind upwards. For our utter dismay, the villages and passing by vehicles became sparser and the road bumpier. It felt as if we’re heading to the wilderness. Our apprehension quotient was rising in proportion to the misgivings of the driver who had ventured for the place first time ever! The assurance of the GPS kept us sane, to keep faith on the fact, that the place does really exist. As we rode higher negotiating the dangerous bends, we tried our best not to show our anxiety in front of the driver who was getting more impatient with each passing minute. Only the fearful glances were exchanged between us regarding the feasibility of the trip, as the car trudged through, to the unknown.

All our misgivings were at last put to rest when a signboard announced that we’re approaching Lolegaon. The glimpse of the scenic hill top village immediately switched our worries into exuberant joy. The unadulterated natural beauty of the place simply took our breathe away. My husband allowed himself a sigh of relief at last, after a prolonged bout of consternation at the onslaught of misgivings from rest of us. As an added bonus the hotel was fantastic and the food was delicious.

The village of Lolegaon, adorned with towering Dhupi, mossy Oaks and Cypress trees, absolutely looked ethereal. The place is famous for the canopy walk, a 180 metres long hanging wooden bridge tied to one tall tree to another among the evergreen forest can be termed simply amazing. The scene became more fabulous in the shroud of mist and we felt like transported to another world. The enclosed photographs may give you some idea of the place.

I will say no more, suffice is to say that I stiil feel myself refreshed, reminiscing those out of the world experience. All the suspense during the trevel seemed worth it, rejuvenating us like the wildflowers and orchids bloomed there in abundance.

Wish you a very happy and cheerful weekend .

Adieu for now.

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Published by MousumiSays

An ardent crusader to make the world a better and safer place to live in. Likes to remind the mankind their basic instinct of resilience in the face of adversity.

37 thoughts on “A Trip Down the Memory Lane

  1. Beautiful travelogue…
    I have travelled through Darjeeling…Sikkim and Kalimpong more than once …all the places are beautiful with picturesque landscape..the beauty of remote villages is mesmerizing..
    Stay blessed πŸ™πŸ˜‡

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  2. Thank you so much Mousumi Ji for sharing an awesome post with excellent photographs. My In-laws house is at Jalpaiguri, and I had chances on few occasions to enjoy the beauty of Nature over there, in that region as a whole.
    I have made my mind to visit Lolegaon and stay for few days in any homestay.
    Description of the place as well as the road journeys are vey interesting.
    Thanks a lot for sharing this tour experience.
    Have a wonderful time.
    RegardsπŸ˜ŠπŸ™

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    1. It’s absolutely beyond doubt that the place has unadulterated natural beauty. The greenary and serenity is breathtaking. Glad to know you’re planning to visit the place.
      Thanks a lot for your appreciation. πŸ™

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      1. Thank you so much for your comments. You are absolutely right about the greenary and serenity of North Bengal.
        Would be happy to read more posts on your tour and travel.
        Regards πŸ™‚πŸ™

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