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Escape to Lataguri for an Amazing Vacation

Updated:- 11-July-23 Far from the maddening crowd, Lataguri is a destination in the lap of hilly areas of Dooars in North Bengal. Enveloped with the utmost beauty of nature, Lataguri is embellished with varied wildlife, scenic beauty, diverse culture and tradition, tasty cuisines and so on. Although the area is stretched to limited square metres, Lataguri is the most visited destination in Dooars due to its vast scope of thrill, fun and adventure.

The best time to visit Lataguri is from December to February, during the winter. Visiting the place during monsoon is not a good idea as the national parks are closed to tourists. The nearest airport from Lataguri is Bagdogra Airport located at a distance of about 66 km. The New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, approximately 55 km from Lataguri is the nearest railway option.

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Here are the top tourist attractions to visit in Lataguri:

Gorumara National Park: The Groumara National Park always remains on the top of the list when it comes to planning a vacation in Lataguri. Located 6.3 km away from Lataguri, the wildlife sanctuary is a treasure trove of a wide variety of wildlife and flora. Safari Booking in Gorumara is very much necessary to wander and wonder amid the wilderness of Gorumara. Opt for both jeep safari and elephant safari to derive the ultimate satisfaction of wildlife sightings. Royal Bengal Tigers, Asiatic One-Horned Rhino and Asian Elephants are the main attractions of the national park. In 2009, the park was awarded for being the best-protected area in India.

Mongpong: If you have a zest for watching the sprawling tea gardens, then Mongpong is just the place, just 49 km from Lataguri. It is one of the most popular tourist spots for its tea gardens and forests. Along with these, birds of various species will add wonder to the visit. Do not miss to carry your binoculars if you are interested in bird watching. Local as well as migratory birds will not fail to capture your attention. Visit the Washabari tea estate, a significant tea plantation area in West Bengal, remarkably contributing to Indian tea production. Clear weather will also facilitate the views of the Eastern Himalayan Ranges which will definitely mesmerise your memories.

Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary: Just 19.5 km from Gorumara and 25.8 km from Lataguri, the Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary is another major tourist attraction you must visit on your trip to Lataguri. Both national parks are segregated by the Murti River. The name of the national park is derived from the fish ‘Chopra’ which is found in abundance in the park. Another interesting fact is that it is the most ancient known forest reserve in West Bengal. Apart from the enticing flora and fauna, Chapramari Sanctuary also provides a view of Mount Kanchenjunga.

Jhalong: 51 km away from Lataguri, Jhalong is the perfect destination for you to experience the tribal culture of West Bengal. A hydroelectric power project is implemented over the river Jaldhaka. This tranquil village is also well-known due to its close proximity to Bhutan. A bridge over the Jaldhaka River connects India to Bhutan. On a visit to Jhalong do not miss a stroll in the Jaldhaka market, as it contains the commodities of both Indian and Bhutanese culture.

Other places that can be included in the list of Lataguri trip are Murti River, Jayanti Mahakkal Caves, Lepchakka Village, Buxa Tiger Reserve and Buxa Fort.

For a relaxing trip here is a suggested 3-day itinerary for you -

Day 1 - Arrive in Lataguri and visit Gorumara National Park
Day 2 - Visit Buxa Tiger Reserve
Day 3 - Visit Jhalong and Return
Or, plan your return on Day 4.