How to Reach

By Road :
National Highway No.31 between Siliguri and Guwahati passes over Chalsa. From Chalsa to Rishyap / Rishop via Lava have district road. Lava is a  adjoining town to the Neora Valley National Park. North Bengal State Transport Corporation Buses, Bhutan Govt. Buses, Mini Buses, Private Buses and Taxi are available from Siliguri to Lava via Kalimpong or via Gorubathan. Journey time from Siliguri to Rishyap / Rishop is about 3 hours.

By Rail :
Nearest railway station to Rishyap / Rishop is New Jalpaiguri. New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri Railway Station are main railway station in this area. After you arrive at New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri, you should follow the road journey to reach at Rishyap / Rishop.  Although, if the shortest distance from any Railway Station is considered. New Mal Jn. Station is the nearest, though availability of vehicle is not that proper like NJP or Siliguri.

By Air :
Nearest airport is Bagdogra. It is a domestic airport under Indian Army. All major air services are available from all over India. Distance between Bagdogra and Siliguri is 13 km. You can find out various vehicles to come in Siliguri, and then follow the above road route.


13 comments on “How to Reach

  1. We are planning for a Lava-Lolegaon-Rishyap trip in April end, a group of 12 persons including 3 children. Please let me know regarding stay at Rishyap for 5 days at Neora Valley Resort including lodging, an idea of fooding cost and also if package tour is available then the rates for the same.

  2. We are planning fo a trip to lava-lolegaon-rishyap. can we go from new mal jn to lolegaon-lava- rishyap. how is the road condition from mal? how much cost we have to pay for car from mal to lolegaon or mal to lava? whwre to stay? how much will be the cost? please somebody inform me. thanks.

    • You have selected the shortest route to reach the circuit. Yes, you can easily reach Lava from New Mal within 2 hours, Rishyap within 2.5 hours and Lolegaon within 3 hours. The road condition upto Lava is ok, Lava to Rishyap and Lava to Lolegaon is a bit rough. Upto Lava, the cost would be around 2000-2200. Add another 500 for Rishyap and 800 odd for Lolegaon. At Lava, stay at SBI Staff Recreation Club’s Holiday Home at Hotel Choice, at Lolegaon, you can stay at Tree Fern, Sagnik Inn, Laliguransh Resort or Hotel Kaafal, at Rishyap you have got many choices, visit For booking call 9836955186, 9830947352, 8420424111, 8334852352.

  3. Planning to visit Rishop around 7th Nov 2014….please suggest if I can get a share Taxi / bus from NJP or Siliguri for Rishop/Lava and what will be the cost for same.

  4. We are planning fo a trip to lava-rishyap-kolakham on 20/02/2016 to 25/02/2016. can we go from siliguri to lava- rishyap-kolakham by jeep/tata sumo sharing basis. how is the road condition from ? how much cost we have to pay for car from siliguri lava and lava to rishyap and rishyap via lava to kolakham? how much will be the cost? please somebody inform me. thanks.

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