Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra (120 kms),
a 3.5 hours drive. Bagdogra is currently connected to
New Delhi, Guwahati and Calcutta, by Indian Airlines,
Jet Airways and Air Deccan.
is also connected by air from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur.
From Bagdogra airport, drive to Lava via Damdim crossing
the famous Coronation bridge or Bagpul (Tiger Bridge)
or through Kalimpong, whichever suits your itinerary.
By Rail: The two closest railway stations
are Siliguri 101 kms (metre gauge) and New Jalpaiguri
115 kms (Broad gauge), connecting all metropolitan cities
and main towns. Lava is a 2 1/2 hours drive from these
Road: Approachable directly from Siliguri (NJP
Railway Station and Bagdogra airport) by bus or taxi,
Lava is about 101 kms via Damdim and Gorubathan. Lava
is also accessible from Kalimpong (32kms) by bus or
taxi. 120km from Gangtok, 85 kms from Darjeeling and
connecting roads to Nepal and Bhutan (about 150 km direct
via Maal Bazar and Damdim). From Siliguri shared or
reserved taxis and buses direct/via Kalimpong are available
Kalimpong, shared taxis and buses are available in the
morning and evening on a daily basis.