Sited on the fringe of the Gorumara National Park, home of famous Asiatic one-horned Rhino, is a quaint village called Lataguri. It is one of the villages located at the periphery of Gorumara National Park. Lataguri is bounded on North and East by Gorumara Forest in the South by Moulani more and in the West by Neora River. Located 85km from the bustling city Siliguri on the National Highway 31, the unique location of Lataguri has made it a tourist hub for the nature lover who want to explore the raw beauty of Gorumara National Park and Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary while traveling to Dooars region.
Nestled on the foothills of Eastern Himalayas, journey towards Lataguri in itself is an unforgettable experience. The road leading towards Lataguri take the tourist through the lush valley of tea garden and semi-tropical forest which is a visual treat for them. The view of roaring river Teesta meandering through the mountains valley seen while crossing the iconic Coronation Bridge has put many travelers in a trance. Strategically located at the entry point of Gorumara National Park, Lataguri is blessed with a serene ambiance which is only broken by the alluring chirping of exotic birds. Lataguri acts as the base for the travelers who want to explore the deep forest of Dooars region and one of the best way to enjoy the beauty of pristine forest is by opting for jungle safari which take the visitors towards some of the watchtower. The watchtower are located in the vantage point which lets the visitor witness a panoramic view of the green lush emerald forest and meandering river stream. There are lodging facilities available in Lataguri for the tourists who want to spend a peaceful night while listening to the chirping of crickets and partake in the jungle safari at wee hour when the chances of sighting animals like leopard, rhino, bison and elephant is maximum. Beside the jungle safari there is more do during the visit to Lataguri. River Murti meandering through the verdant forest of Gorumara and Chapramari is another scenic destination which is at an easy accessible distance from Lataguri. The river bank of Murti is an ideal place for taking a relaxing evening stroll while watching the awe-inspiring sunset and it is also a perfect spot for birding. Camping and angling on the river bank of Murti are few other activities which may hype the interest of tourist visiting Lataguri and during winter season it is a famous picnic spot of Dooars. The inquisitive visitor of Lataguri can learn more about the flora and fauna of Gorumara National Park through the nature Interpretation Center located within the quaint village Lataguri. The nature Interpretation Center of Lataguri houses information about the different type of species which can be found in Gorumara National Park. The beauty of Lataguri lies behind the verdant forest area which encloses the quaint village and the serene ambiance.
Cradled in the lap of Mother Nature with an astounding vista of emerald green forest, the quaint hamlet Lataguri is the epitome of retreat amidst the forest. Lataguri has become the paradise for nature lover who wants spend some quality time with their loved ones while relishing the beauty of pristine nature. Far from the bustling of city, if you want to lull your senses in the serene ambiance, Lataguri of Dooars is the ideal destination for you where travelers can see the untainted beauty of Dooars region.
The best time to relish the beauty of forested area of Dooars region while visiting Lataguri is considered to be the post monsoon season October to December when the weather is soothing. If the travelers want to partake in jungle safari it is best to avoid the rainy season mid July to mid September since all the forest area of Dooars remain close due to heavy rainfall.