Yankee Village Retreat at Reshap (altitude 8000 feet)
is literally a hidden gem tucked away in a far and cozy
corner of Kalimpong.
easy pleasurable trek or a 30 minute drive from Lava,
this small but incredibly beautiful tiny hamlet Reshap,
sits amidst the hidden hills of the Neora Valley which
boasts of a 300 degree visibility of the Easten Himalayn
range of mountains from Mt.Kharg, Kokthang, Rathung,
Kabroo (North, South, Dome and Fourth), Talung, Pandim,
Khang-Chen-D-Zongha, Simvo, Narsingh, Siniolchu or Sincholu
and the mighty Kanchenjungha.
and expect yourself to be kissed by the clouds and inhale
tons of fresh unadulterated air in this pristine and
deeply forested sorroundings of pine, birch, fir trees
as well as wild orchids also offers some fantastic views
of some parts of the Nathula and Jelepla passes.
rooms are carpeted with a view and attached bath. Hot
water in buckets are provided. Keeping in mind the rustic
and natural sorroundings of this place, we have no Televisions
in the rooms. An in-house restaurant with a telescope
for viewing the mountain at close range is also available.
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,
Reshap is about 101 kms via Damdim and Gorubathan. Reshap
is also accessible from Kalimpong (32kms) via Lava 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).
Siliguri, shared or reserved taxis and buses via Kalimpong/Lava
are available daily.
Kalimpong, shared taxis and buses are available in the
morning and evening on a daily basis.