If you think that Jalpaiguri has no alluring places to visit, you may have not heard about Lataguri then. It is a tiny town, situated in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. Located on the outskirt of Gorumara National Park, Lataguri is the perfect mixture of attractive places with dense forests. Gorumara National Park, Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary and Buxa Tiger Reserve adds more charm to these towns. Now if you are planning to reach this alluring town from Bagdogra to Gorumara, let us guide you from first to last.
Gorumara National Park is one of the desirable places in Lataguri. Spread over an area of 80 sq km, the place is quite famous for its rich flora and fauna, especially for Asiatic one-horned rhino. The park is also popular for other mammals, insects, reptiles and birds, such as royal Bengal tigers, Indian hornbills, and mighty Asian elephants, Indian Wild Dogs, Giant Squirrels, Wild boars, deer, cobra, python, woodpeckers, and many other animals. Because of its attractiveness and plenty of wildlife, Gorumara National Park has already become the main attraction of tourists.
Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary is another eye-catching place in Lataguri. Just 20 km away from the Gorumara National Park, this Wildlife Sanctuary is another prime example of nature's excellence. Nestled in the backdrop of Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan peaks, you can see many wild animals like elephants, gaur, leopards, deer, and many other creatures.
The bank of the Murti River is also a fascinating place to visit in Lataguri. The jaw-dropping view of the surrounding places and watching the thirsty wild animals coming to fulfill their thirst makes the river a must-visit travel destination for tourists in Lataguri.
Buxa Tiger Reserve is another attractive place to visit in Lataguri. The park is quite notable for Royal Bengal Tiger. You can watch plenty of other animals such as elephants, bison, sambar, barking hog, deer, wild boars, wild buffaloes, and leopards here in this forest.
The bus service is not available from Bagdogra to Lataguri. But if you want to save some car fare, you can come up to Siliguri. From Siliguri, there is a bus that runs to Lataguri. As there is only one bus available for Lataguri, it is hard to get a seat. We don't recommend you a 79 km journey without a place to sit.
When it comes to a shared jeep, you can't avail it either. However, a pre-paid car is available from Bagdogra to Lataguri. But the huge drawback of this car is that the drivers usually ask for a higher price. You may get cheated.
Lataguri has its own railway station. Therefore, you can directly travel to Lataguri from Bagdogra. But, there is only one train available. As a result, if your timing doesn't match with the train's timing, it is not possible to travel from Bagdogra to Lataguri by train. This could be a huge drawback for someone who always prefers the comfort of a train's journey.
You can't reach Lataguri from Bagdogra by air as there is no airport in Lataguri. Bagdogra itself is the nearest airport to Lataguri. But this airport is well connected with many other major airports in India.
As you can see, after arriving at Bagdogra, getting a pre-paid taxi is the most convenient option. And to tackle the high taxi fare, Himalayan Wheels offers a cheap but convenient car rental service from Bagdogra to Lataguri. Here at Himalayan Wheels, you will always get a well-maintained car with an experienced driver. With our lowest taxi fare from Bagdogra to Lataguri, you will not only be safe but also feel comfortable. So, why are you waiting? Pre-book our car and feel the difference.