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Samrat Dutta

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2 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

Magical Lataguri, Immersed in Nature

The morning dew was just hanging from the green leaves- the bright orange red palash had just bloomed- the chilly breeze of winter was leaving the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, yes the whispering call of the spring had started and hence the fervour of the wilderness had started its charm- beckoning and I was just as I am, listened to the heralding flute of the nature, once again started my journey to the magical forests of the Dooars.

The lush green forests of the Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar districts comprise mostly of what everybody knows as the the 'Dooars'. - the gateway to Bhutan. I packed my bags on one such spring morning last year and moved to the New Jalpaiguri Station with the thrill and enthusiasm to board the Kanchankanya Express scheduled to arrive from Sealdah to New Jalpaiguri at around 8 AM. After a short wait we were on board and yes we started our journey. Destination being Lataguri.

Lataguri- situated approx 55 km from Siliguri is a wonderful place in the Western Dooars in the Gorumara forests. The stay comprised of a short one night and two days visit of me along with my wife. After reaching on the first day we booked a forest Jeep ride to the Jatra prasad Watch tower and were thrilled to enjoy the flora and fauna of the core jungle area.

Our thrill changed to ecstasy when we met a one horned Rhinoceros, a big Elephant and a fat Bison on our jungle trail--- surprisingly all of them were Mr gentlemen and behaved with a warmth of welcome. That evening we danced with the mesmerizing dhoon of the dharma (drum )and the beats of madol of the adivasi dance team.

The next morning we enjoyed the pleasant morning sunrise on the trickles of the Murti river and the misty tea gardens adorned in the morning glow of the sun. After a refreshing breakfast of puri sabji and hot Darjeeling tea we moved along the road of Lataguri which runs through the dense forests and bid a goodbye while listening to the chorus of the crickets on the sal, teak, mahogany trees.

The fragrance of the woods, the chirps of the countless birds, the vastness of the forests, the shades of green - all countless memories, the bliss of slumber, yes truly Lataguri forests are magical.

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Souvik Bagchi

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4 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

Perfect for an peaceful holiday

If one should wants to enjoy the peace of the jungle then this is the place which must visit by everyone. Here you can enjoy the the peace of the nature fully. Here you will get the ideal home made bengali food. This will help you to fit yourself to visit the place & enjoy a lot. Here you will watch tribal dance if you will take the last safari ride. Which is awesome. There they will provide you tea & biscuit.

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Lataguri Overview

Lataguri is a small village situated in the Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal. It is located on the outskirts of Gorumara National Park. Full of dense forests and riverine grassland, the region is home to many species of flora and fauna.

During the visit of Hiuen Tsang to Assam, the major part of the region was under the kingdom of Kamrupa. The kingdom extended up to River Karatoya and also included Duars, which was earlier part of the kingdoms of Bhutan and Cooch Behar.

In 1864 under the command of Hedayet Ali, the British captured the region and divided the Bhutanese kingdom into two parts. In addition to this, after 1869, the region was merged with Jalpaiguri District.

Raj Bangshis are the principal residents of the region while the Mech, the Ravas and the Totos also reside in the region from many years. Limbus, Bengalis and Lepchas have also migrated to the region by crossing Mechi River.

Apart from this, the Uraons, the Nageshias and the Mundas were brought from the Chotanagpur Plateau area by the British. These people were brought to work as labourers in the tea gardens and presently constitute a major part of the population of the region.

Featuring a combined culture of numerous tribes, Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Teesta Burir Puja, Manosha Puja along with fairs and stage dramas are the prime attractions of the destination. Chor Chunni and Dham Gaan are the popular folk arts of the region depicting the rise and fall of various mythological characters. Apart from Gorumara National Park, some of the popular attractions of the destination are Rovers Point and Rupam Valley.

The nearest airport to Lataguri is the Bagdogra Airport at Siliguri, which caters to only domestic flights to and from the region. Besides this, Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati is an international airport connecting the destination with various overseas locations.

New Jalpaiguri railway station is the nearest railhead connecting Lataguri to major Indian cities and towns. Buses operated by South Bengal State Transport Corporation (SBSTC) connect the destination with various adjoining towns and cities.

Pleasant weather conditions with low humidity make winter season (December to February) the best time to visit Lataguri.