If you are a nature & wildlife lover and like to visit offbeat destinations without thinking of getting some city luxuries then this is the place to visit atleast once. And I can assure you that after your first visit it will force you to visit again & again. This place is really paradise for nature lovers.
There are many sightseeing spots around this place. There is three National Parks in its vicinity, GORUMARA, JALDAPARA & NEORA VALLEY. You can visit any of the three or all parks from here. Also you can visit up to Bhutan Border at Bindu and see DAM. Also visit Samsing, Murti and innumerable TEA GARDENS inroute. Nature in its bounty, WOW.
Food is the plus point here. Tasty & yummy food is available here. But I will like to mention one special food joint that is BANGALIYANA. As we wanted to taste some local cuisine in local environment and ambience. But we had some doubt about quality and taste of food at this descript place on this Highway beside Gorumara Jungle. On recommendation of some local shop owners we went to BANGALIYANA, near NEORA MORE. At first we were sceptical and unconvincingly we placed order for lunch in advance. This place is run by Mother-Son duo I. E. CHEF MRS. MOHUA MUKHERJEE and managed by her ever smiling & enterprising son ARCHIK MUKHERJEE. Then came the lunch time. In hindi there is a proverb "KHANA PEHLE ANKHON CHAHTA HAI PHIR JEEV " means eyes taste food before tongue. And here it was in front of our eyes for us to do 1st. Tasting. Food was served in a KASHA THALA and each item was excellently plated. Eyes satisfied. Now it was time to gorge on that sumptuous meal. I had it more than my fill. Really I was amazed with the taste and quality of the food in this descript place. We had lunch there for two days, as it was not possible for to come there at night due to our resort's location. Once I thought to extend my holiday for some more time so that I can have this lunch some more time. So I request anyone visiting Lataguri or nearby place to visit this food joint at least once to taste this extremely bengali & homely food.
HATS OFF TO MAHUVA DI.
The wildlife Safari was an amazing experience. We went to Gorumara. It was an amazing experience. Its beautiful. We were lucky enough to see Rhinos and few Bosons. Also some deers, peacocks, other birds and animals. But the jungle was fabulous. An altogether another experience.
You can visit here during winters as during summer it is too hot and during monsoon jungle safari is suspended. New Mal Junction is the nearest Railway Station. There is a station here but local trains stop here. Nearest airport is Bagdogra.
Lataguri is one of the best gateway to visit Dooars. Gorumara forest is surrounded this place .., you may get adventureous tour in the forest ... Excellent greenery of Tea garden. Good food in " Adi Boudir Hotel" ... Also you can visit Samsung, Bindu. Santhali Khola. Murti river
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.