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 Himalaya and number of known
– unknown flowers along the way to the village. Number of common and rare
species of birds can be seen here, as scarlet minivet, grey bushchat,
red-headed trogon, rofous-necked hornbill etc.
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 Teesta
River, wide spread forest
and stunning view of mighty Kanchanjangha from sunrise point (Ahal Dara).
Another light trekking route is Mana hills and Namthing Pokhri from Latpanchar
homestay. Guide is mandatory for any trek at Latpanchar. Contact us for
Latpanchar homestay booking, pick-up, drop and guide for birding at Latpanchar.
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
Also visit Sittong
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).
Latpanchar homestay booking number 79081 12610
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.
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.