Joydeep (November 2022)
I could not somehow locate Love Road last time I went to Darjeeling and surprisingly most locals I asked did not know about it. After reaching the Ropeway station in Singamari, which way is love road? Is there any other landmarks / signage? Also if I approach Love Road from Singamari, I believe I can reach till Tibetan Rufugee center. Do I have a talk a shared vehicle to come back to Chowrasta/mall?
Raj (darjeeling-tourism.com) November 2022
There is no signage for Love Road. Once you are coming out of the Ropeway Station at Singamari, look for the Exit sign. Do not turn left after the Exit sign that will take you back to the entrance where a small stairway leads down to Labong Cart Road below. Instead of turning left after the Exit sign, keep walking straight and you will be on Love Road... it's a jungle trail on a ridge.
You can see Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre from Love road when you look down to your right, but you can not reach the place on this route. If you keep walking, you will eventually get to Jawahar Road (West) and then to Lebong Cart Road near HMI/Zoo, from where you can get a shared taxi to Chowk Bazaar (lower town). You won't get any shared cab to the Mall (Chowrasta). You can instead continue to walk along Jawahar Road, eventually, get onto Mall Road (West) and then reach the Mall... will be a long walk though, but worth a great walk if you are a regular walker.
Anindya Chatterjee (July 2013)
I am planning to visit Darjeeling during October this year. You have written that Ropeway station can be approached through love road from mall. How much time will it take and is it safe to walk through it with family and children?
Raj (darjeeling-tourism.com) July 2013
Hi, Love Road starts near the Singamari area where the ropeway station is located, but the ropeway itself is not accessible from Love Road. You should ask the taxi driver to drop you close to the Love Road. It's not advisable to walk up to it from the Mall with families & kids. There is no safety issue during the day time. Don't let your child loose.