The small town can be reached either through Dooars via Gorubathan. This road is known as Damdim road as the road takes a turn from National Highway 31 at Damdim. The other road is through Kalimpong town and Algara. Both roads meet at Lava.
situated at an altitude of 7200 feet, Lava is famous for its proximity to the Neora Valley National Park and its beautiful view of the Jelep La and Reche La passes.
Lava is about 32 km east of Kalimpong. Oak and fir trees welcome the visitor at Lava. It is also known for its leaches. During the rainy season vegetation around the place remains covered with leaches.
Most people who visit Lava combine their tour with Loleygaon and Rishop which are nearby offbeat destinations. You may also combine Sikkim, Darjeeling or Dooars tour in the same.
Lava offers some nice walks for nature lovers. You can walk towards the Neora Valley National Park, this area has good vegetation. If you want to go for serious jungle trek, the Neora valley trek also originates in this area, but you would need to take permission from forest department before entering the core area of the forest. You may also go for a hike towards Maneydara village which is about 5 kms walk from the town. Another route takes you to Rishop, a more recent tourist destination. Rishop is close to 12 kms by car, but the trekking distance is about 5 kms.