Loleygaon

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Loleygaon
Village
Loleygaon is located in West Bengal
Loleygaon
Loleygaon
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 27°01′15″N 88°33′54″E / 27.02071°N 88.565018°E / 27.02071; 88.565018Coordinates: 27°01′15″N 88°33′54″E / 27.02071°N 88.565018°E / 27.02071; 88.565018
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Darjeeling
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Loleygaon (also spelt Lolaegaon or Lolegaon) is a small Lepcha village with a population of about 5000. It is situated in an extreme end of a Himalayan Ridge & located at a distance of 24 km from Lava lying at an altitude of 1,675 meters. It comes under the Kalimpong I block in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal.[1]

Kafer, about 1 kilometers from Loleygaon, offers a panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga.[2] A spectacular sunrise can be viewed from Jhandi Dara.

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Loleygaon can be reached from Siliguri with a 4-hour drive covering 124 km via Kalimpong and Lava. Kalimpong, the nearest town, is 55 km from Loleygaon. Notable sites include Canopy Walk, Jhandi Dhara Sunrise Point, and Lolegaon View Point.

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