Lataguri Tourism

Lataguri Tourism

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  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Jungle
  • District: Jalpaiguri
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.

Lataguri is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Jalpaiguri and New Jalpaiguri.

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K k sahu

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  • K k sahu
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  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 15 Reviews
  •  19 helpful votes
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"Relax & enjoy the nature"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 28, 2017
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.
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Sutanay

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"Lataguri"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 1, 2017
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
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Abhijitb

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"Awesome Lataguri"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 28, 2016
Its a holiday place for all... Very much popular and greenery lives in your heart... This place is for all couples, family, friends. Go and visit sweetest place.. Forest view, jungle safari... Go to local ethnic stores.. Have some incredible tea gardens.
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Dipak kumar patikar

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"Nothing to worry ! Only merry !!!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 27, 2015
Lataguri is a small town located in the Jalpaiguri district of Indian state of West Bengal. The village is located outside the Gorumara National Park on National Highway No. 31. This region has rolling forests and riverine grasslands, and is known as the Dooars in West Bengal.
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Samrat Dutta

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  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Magical Lataguri, Immersed in Nature"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 2, 2015
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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"Perfect for an peaceful holiday"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 21, 2015
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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Amitava Banerjee

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"Far from the madding crowd, in the lap of nature"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Feb 2, 2015
Dooars - as all know, is nature at its best. The azure sky, the green and subtle tea gardens, the blue hills of the Terai, the serpentine rivers and abundant wildlife is what Dooars is all about. The best season of course is winter while trips in other seasons would reveal nature in its unique package. Making Lataguri or Chalsa the base one should explore nature and wildlife as well, in the forests of Gorumara, Chapramari. Buxa and Jayanti. The adjoining tea gardens are extra bonus. Delicious bengali cuisine and mouth-watering momos would follow a traveller in every nook and corner of North Bengal.

The place is not for the shopaholics and Siliguri is the nearest city where you may disembark, from trains or flights, on the way to Dooars. Smooth concrete roads cris-crossing the forests with typical rain forest ambience would reach you to Lataguri. Never forget to remain quiet with eyes and ears wide open and you would relish the splendours of Dooars, and I guarantee the desire for repeated visits. It was one such trip to Jayanti where we came within about 100 metres of a lone tusker, and our gypsy whisked us away when we spotted it advancing towards us. Photographers, birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts would call Dooars - a paradise.
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Subham Malik

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"Awesome is the word for this destination"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 22, 2014
Nothing to say about Lataguri, Its just an awesome place. Such a cool weather and awesome nature.. You can see wild animals like elephant, tiger,deer, rhino, bison, peacock and many other animal..Moreover there are so many low cost hotels and places to eat.The only thing which some people may not like about this is that there are no shopping malls. Food here will be no problem, there are so many places to go and eat and the taste is really amazing.
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"It's beauty of mother nature"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 22, 2014
Lataguri is the the must go place to visit for the nature lovers. Must visit places are Gorumara Forest, Jaldapara Forest, Chapramari and Jayanti. Travellers should visit these places at early morning or late evening as chances of viewing wildlife is very high at that time.
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Avik Mukherjee

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"Great place for adventure.."

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 30, 2013
If you love forest this can be your dream destination. You must visit Gorumara forest, Sanatalkhola, Samsing, Chapramari, Jhalong, Dhoopjhora, Murti, Rocky island etc. You can do shopping at Lataguri, you must buy tea from a reputed shop. You must do SAFARI, ELEPHANT RIDE in the forest, please bring a high power torch and mosquito repellent with you.
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