It is also a rustic Hamlet situated at an elevation of 1676 meters / 5,500 feet, and offers a fascinating view of sunrise and sunset. Magnificent view of mount Kangchendzonga and the Himalayan Range with the snow capped peaks are mesmerizing. Mount Chomolhari of Bhutan is also visible from here. Nathu La and Jelep La pass is clearly visible. Neora Valley National Park is in the vicinity. The region is still virgin without much rush. It is an offbeat site and lots of birds can be spotted. Lava and Lolaygaon are two more tourist spot near by.
A walk to the highest point of Rishyap one can get an excellent view the sunrise and sunset. From Tiffin Dhara which is a little higher above one can get 180 degree panoramic view of the snow peaks of the Himalaya spreading over Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan.
Time zone - IST (UTC+5:30)
Coordinate - 27°6'34"N 88°38'59"E
Elevation - 2,591 meters / 8,500 feet
District - Darjeeling (West Bengal)
Pin code - 734 314
Telephone - + 03552
Vehicle - WB-78, 79
Rishyap has five distinct seasons spring, summer, autumn, winter, and the monsoons. With mild summers, heavy monsoon and chilling winter and last from December to February. Maximum Temperature ranges from 20 in summer to 12 in winter
By Air – The nearest airport is in Bagdogra which is 106 kilometers away from Lava. Regular flight for Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, are available from this airport.
By Rail – Two closest major railway stations are Siliguri Junction 109 kilometers and New Jalpaiguri 113 kilometers. Bagrakote also has a railway station which serves as the station for Siliguri Junction, Malbazar, Chalsa and Alipurduar.
By Road – Rishyap is 60 kilometers from National Highway 31-A, which links Siliguri to Gangtok. National Highway 31 connects Lava to with other parts of the country. Frequent bus and taxi service is available to and from Siliguri, Darjeeling, Gangtok, etc. Rishyap is connected by road with Calcutta 657 kilometers and Guwahati by 520 kilometers.