Till a few years back, Lamahatta used to be just another sleepy hill village. Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee, while travelling through the Peshok road, suddenly got mesmerised by the great mountain view from Lamahatta. Proactive as she is, work started immediately on promoting Lamahatta as a tourist destination. After a few years, today Lamahatta stands as one of the popular tourist destinations of Darjeeling hills. Lamahatta is located on the road connecting Darjeeling with Kalimpong town known as Peshok road. The small village is situated on the road itself. There are several Homestays and home lodges in and around the village. The place is popular for its great view of the Kanchenjunga range of mountains. Darjeeling town is just 18 km away and Kalimpong is 30 km in the opposite direction.