Latpanchar (লাটপঞ্চর) is an unseen and
hidden Himalayan village in North Bengal, the village located at top most
portion or highest point of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, around 4,500 ft.
above sea level. This is most favorite place for bird watchers, true nature lovers
and jungle trekkers. You can experience step plantation & cultivation here
by the slopes of
Adventure lovers can take early morning trek to sunrise
point (Ahal Dara), it’s a moderate 3 k.m trek from Latpanchar homestay.
Get a spectacular view of flowing
Nature lovers also can visit Latkothi (WBFDC Forest Rest House) – a nature paradise just 4 km away from Latpanhar village. Entire rest house is fenced with electrical wire to protect from wild animals like elephants, beer and others. You can plan for staying over there, but it’s located far away from locality, one night stay can be like a week or more. Car only can drop you here at Latkothi (otherwise you can leave car about 15 mins walking distance through jungle path), parking charge Rs.100/car per night, entry fee Rs.50/person.
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In Latpanchar homestay is the only and best accommodation, our associate homestay has number of double bedded and four bedded rooms. All rooms are cozy and spacious with attached western bathroom and hot water facility. The rooms have balcony and the view of the Himalayan range is wonderful. Delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is served to the guests thrice and tea with snack is also provided. Tariff starts from Rs.1,000 per person with all meals. Contact us or send us inquiry for Latpanchar homestay booking. We also provide pick-up and drop service from-to Darjeeling, Siliguri, NJP and Bagdogra (IXB).
Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) located around 45 km and nearest airport is Bagdogra (IXB) located around 55 km from Latpanchar. You can reach here from Siliguri through Sevoke - Kalijhora on NH31/A, it may take around 2-2.5 hrs. to reach.
We also arrange pick-up or drop service from our homestay to Siliguri/NJP/Bagdogra, rate starting from Rs.1,500 – Rs.2,000 depending on car type.
Latpanchar can be visited throughout the year, except monsoon. Although best time is October to May, in winter also can be visited but carry enough woolen clothes.