If you think that Jalpaiguri has nothing to offer for tourists, you may have not heard about Latarguri then. It is a small town, situated in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. Located on the outskirt of Gorumara national park, Lataguri is the perfect combination of attractive places with dense forests. Gorumara National Park, Chapramari National park and Buxa Tiger Reserves add more charms to these towns. Now if you are planning to reach this charming town from NJP to Gorumara, let us describe the attractive places in Lataguri first.
Gorumara National Park is one of the attractive places in Lataguri. Spread over an area of 80 sq km, the place is mostly 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 variety of wildlife, Gorumara National Park has already become a must-visit place for tourists.
Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary is another touristy place. Located at a distance of about 20 km 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, one can see many wild animals like elephants, gaur, leopards, deer, etc.
The bank of the Murti River is also a fascinating place to visit in Lataguri. The jaw-dropping view of the surrounding places and many thirty wild animals are coming to fulfill their thirst makes the river a must-visit place for travelers.
There are limited tigers alive in this world. And in order to save them, Buxa Tiger Reserve gives shelter to this amazing animal. You can see plenty of other animals such as elephants, bison, sambar, barking hog, deer, wild boars, wild buffaloes, and leopards.
The bus service is not available from NJP to Lataguri. As a result, you first have to come to Siliguri. You can get a bus from PC Mittal Bus Stand which will run via Sevoke Road. Alternatively, you can opt for a bus from Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminal. The buses from this terminal usually run to Siliguri and after then you have to change the bus to reach Lataguri.
The distance between NJP to Gorumara is approximately 28 km and it usually takes 2 hours to reach depending on the road conditions. Shared jeep or taxi is not available from NJP to Gorumara. But a pre-booked car is available from NJP to Gorumara.
Lataguri does not have any specific Railway Station. New Jalpaiguri itself is the nearest railway station of this town. As a result, one can’t visit this town by train. After reaching New Jalpaiguri junction, you can book a pre-booked car from Himalayan Wheels to safely travel from NJP to Lataguri.
Lataguri does not have an airport and the nearest airport of the town is Bagdogra. Visiting the town by air is impossible but after reaching Bagdogra you take our pre-booked car to directly travel from Bagdogra to Lataguri.
As you can see, traveling to Lataguri from NJP is little troublesome while you take a bus. Pre-paid taxis also charge for more if the drivers find you as a newcomer. We, at Himalayan Wheels, offer the best car fare from NJP to Lataguri. Here you don't have to change any vehicles to travel from NJP to Gorumara. Just a phone call and we are here to help you and if you have any inquiries related to car fare and cars, you are welcome to contact us.