Lataguri located in the Jalpaiguri district of Indian state of West Bengal. Lataguri is a small town located in the Jalpaiguri district of Indian state of West Bengal. The village is located outside the Gorumara National Park on National Highway No. 31. Permits for entering Gorumara and Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary are given from Lataguri. Lataguri has has become popular in recent years due to its nearness to Gorumara national Park. Lataguri also contains a "Nature Interpretation Center", which gives information about the flora and fauna of the area. A few roadside restaurants ("Dhabas") and hotels cater for tourists.
The place has gained immense importance lately and has found its place on the map as it’s the region with a huge variety of biodiversity which you can tour without breaking the bank. Not only that, the beautiful landscape looks like a canvas when seen from a birds view. The silver strand of river Teesta crisscrosses the forest. On the eastern side of Lataguri lies the famous Gorumara National park where one will find the famous Prehistoric Great Indian One-Horned Rhino and the Great Indian White Elephant in their natural habitat. Watch towers located inside forest at various points allow you to spot other animals such as bison, deers and leopards. Elephant rides are also organized by some hotels and resorts. The forest is also known for different varieties of flora such as teak, sal, and khair covering the entire woodland. Other interesting places nearby are Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary- a haven for migratory European birds, the renowned Buxa Fort that houses Tibetan refugees, Rovers Point and Jayanti Mahakal - a place of tourist attraction to explore and trek along the border of Bhutan. The best time to visit Lataguri is winter and autumn and do book your accommodation in advance to avoid harassment. Lataguri can be reached by road from Siliguri through Malbazar and Chalsa. It is only 2 hours journey through the National Highway.