Located at the fringe of the Gorumara National Park home of the Asiatic one-horned Rhino, Lataguri is a quaint village in the Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal. It is one of the villages located at the periphery of Gorumara National Park. Lataguri is bounded on the North and East by Gorumara Forest in the South by Moulana more and on the West by Neora River. Once a quaint village Lataguri now has become the hub for all the tourist and nature lover who want to explore the wilderness in Gorumara National Park or Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary.
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Lataguri is the perfect place to set your inner child free to explore the wilderness, located 30km from Jalpaiguri Lataguri is a place to see wildlife in its most pristine and uncultivated form a place full of dense forests and reverie grassland, the region is home to many species of flora and fauna.
Scenic beauty is the first and last word for Lataguri. Gorumara jungle is a very precious place for nature and wildlife lovers. From being the base to exploring the home of Asiatic one-horned Rhino Gorumara National Park to the elephant corridor Chapramari wildlife sanctuary, Lataguri also has a nature interpretation center which gives the visitor more knowledge about flora and fauna of close-by forest area.
Apart from being the base of Gorumara National Park and Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, there are many places to see near Lataguri like Buxa Forest, Chapramari, Samsing, Jaldhaka, Bindu, Suntalekhola, and many more. Visiting these beautiful places, your Lataguri holiday experience will enhance even more.
With the view of the vast rolling forest and the beautiful flowing river and excess to the most pictorial sites, Lataguri has lured many travelers towards it. The clearest way to the universe is through a forest wilderness. Lataguri lets you through the most exquisite site in the Dooars region and lets you quench the inner adventurer's thirst whilst exploring the wild side of the Dooars Region.
There are a plethora of resorts available to stay in Lataguri. At a pocket-friendly price, most of the resorts are offering many luxury amenities such as swimming pools, car parking, 24 hours front desk service, Restaurants, and more. Tilottoma Tourism property, earlier known as Tilabri Tourist Complex, is a government resort you can stay at. Amenities of the resort include room service, laundry service, free Wifi, an in-house restaurant, air-conditioned rooms, etc.
Home stays are another mode of accommodation available to stay in Lataguri. All the basic amenities will be there. Staying within the forested area of Lataguri will help you spot many fascinating wild animals including Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, gaur, and more. North Bengal Guide's packages offer lodging in the finest home stays near the Lataguri forest so that you're staying experience enriches.
The Jeep Safari through the dense forest of Gorumara National Park starts from Lataguri. In order to obtain a jeep safari, you need to purchase a ticket from a counter at Lataguri. When the Safari starts, you will be accompanied by a guide who sits beside the Jeep's driver. As per the jeep safari timings are concerned, the jeep safari begins early in the morning and also in the afternoon. You will be driven through the dense greenery of the forest. You will be able to spot animals like elephants, spotted deer, wild boar, bison, chital, etc. In short, the safari through the dense forest of Dooars and spotting some magnificent wild animals will be a lifetime experience for you for sure.
You can go for an elephant Safari too which makes exploring the forest of Lataguri quite magnificent. Elephant Safari is one of the most thrilling activities you will be going to do here in Lataguri. The view of the jungle and spotting some wild animals while sitting on the elephant's back is undoubtedly a surreal experience. However, not everyone can avail elephant safari. Only those who are staying at the Government accommodations such as Gorumara Rhino Camp, Gorumara Eco Village, Gorumara Elephant Camp, etc. These accommodations are managed by the West Bengal Forest State Department. Any reputed travel agencies like North Bengal Guide and North Bengal Tourism can help you book a room in these government accommodations.
By Flight: Lataguri does not have its own airport. It relies on Bagdogra Airport which is located 65 km driving distance away. Once you land at Bagdogra Airport, you will find many cars to be rented outside.
By Train: Lataguri relies on New Jalpaiguri Junction for its railway connectivity. Being nicely connected with other major railway stations, you can book a train ride to NJP quite comfortably. From NJP, a rented car will help you get to the forest within 2 hours.
By Road: Both Private and public vehicles are available to reach the forest as it is well connected with all the nearby cities. You can reach the forest from the destinations like Siliguri, Alipurduar, Cooch Behar, Chalsa as well as Kolkata.
The best time to visit the Lataguri forest is during the months of December to February. Winter will be dominating the region and the weather will be truly amiable with less humidity. Keep in mind that during the monsoon season from 15th June to 15th September, the forest of Dooars will remain closed. Hence, visiting Lataguri during this time is not fully recommended. In short, Lataguri can be visited throughout the year but it's best to avoid it during monsoon season since the forest area is closed during that time.