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How To Reach Lataguri
Nearest airport: Bagdogra, Darjeeling district, West Bengal about 80 km away
Nearest railhead: broad gauge: New Maynaguri railway station, New Mal Jn & Chalsa, Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal are approx 18 km. from the park. Important railstation: New Jalpaiguri.
Nearest highway: NH 717 (Old NH-31) between Chalsa and Mainaguri passes over Lataguri, the entrance to the park.
Nearest town: On the one side Lataguri is 8 km from the park’s entrance & Ramsai is other part of the National Park.
Nearest city: Mainaguri(Maynaguri) is 17 km from the park. The city of Jalpaiguri is 42 km to the south of the park.
Best way to reach:New Jalpaiguri is connected with any part of India by Rail rought. Tourist can hire a taxi or use the public bus to reach Lataguri or Ramsai. Buses starts from Siliguri (NJP) every 15 minutes for Mainaguri. It is 90 minutes journey. There are plenty of buses from Maynaguri to Lataguri or Ramsai or tourist can reach New Maynaguri railway station by train ( 13141 Teesta Torsha Express, 15959 Kamrup Express, 12377-05725 Padatik Express- link). It is 20 minutes journey to Lataguri or Ramsai from Maynaguri. 13149 Kanchankannya Ex. reaches New Mal every day. Bus or Taxi may be used by travelers to reach lataguri.
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04 Nights / 05 Days Dooars Short Tour Plan
Gorumara – Murti – Chapramari – Rocky Island – Jhallong – Bindu – Samsing – Suntaleykhola – Totopara – Jaldapara – South Khayerbari – Buxa Tiger Reserve – Jayanti - Phuntsholing
DAY 1: NJP (New Jalpaiguri) to Lataguri / Murti – Pick up from NJP to Lataguri. The car would take you through the elephant corridor and dense parts of Baikunthpur Forest and cross River Teesta to halt at Gajoldoba Reservoir, where you would find migratory birds from Central Asia in winter. This reservoir watered by a barrage on River Teesta is a birdwatcher’s paradise and you can even take short boat trips to get close to the birds. Reach Lataguri / Murti by lunch time. (You can take Gorumara Forest jeep safari in the evening or the next day morning). Overnight at Lataguri / Murti.
DAY 2: Lataguri / Murti sightseeing – (You can take Gorumara Forest jeep safari this morning, if you have not taken jeep safari the previous day). After breakfast at resort, leave for . On the way sightseeing at Samsing, Jhallong, Bindu, Rocky Island. Overnight at Lataguri / Murti.
DAY 3: Lataguri / Murti to Jaldapara – Leave Samsing and reach Jaldapara National Park via Nagrakata. Sightseeing at Totopara Tribal Village, South Khayerbari Animal Rehabilitation Center (You can take Jaldapara Forest jeep safari in the evening or the next day morning). Overnight at Madarihat.
DAY 4: Jaldapara Sightseeing – (You can take Jaldapara Forest jeep safari this morning, if you have not taken jeep safari the previous day). You can also opt for Elephant Safari on availability. Sightseeing at Chilapata Forest, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Jayanti Riverside, Phuntsholing. Overnight at Jaldapara.
DAY 5: Jaldapara to New Alipurduar/NJP Railway Junction.
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. The village also contains a "Nature Interpretation Center", which gives information about the flora and fauna of the area. Gorumara National Park is a National Park in northern West Bengal, India. Located in the Dooars region of the Himalayan foothills, it is a medium-sized park with grasslands and forests. It is primarily known for its population of Indian rhinoceros. The park has been declared as the best among the protected areas in India by the Ministry of Environment and Forests for the year 2009. The best way to watch wildlife at the park is to use powerful binoculars, with night vision facilities at night, from the numerous well-located watchtowers at the park.
The watchtowers In Garumara National Park:
Jatraprasad Watch Tower(Named after a legendary elephant).
Rhino Observation Point: Watch tower in front of the Gorumara forest bungalow.
Chandrachur Watch Tower (Old Khunia Watch Tower): Near the Murti forest bungalow.
Chukchuki Bird-watching Point for birding.
Rhino Point Watch Tower
There are no ranger-led or otherwise four-wheel drive vehicle or elephant-back forays into the jungle. Hiking is permitted on metalled roads, but is slightly unsafe considering the population of elephants, gaur and rhinoceros present in the park. The park is closed in the Monsoon season from 16 June to 15 September. The best time to visit Gorumara is from November to March.
One can also visit the adjoining forest villages to get acquainted with the lifestyle and culture of the villagers. A live show of the ethnic tribal dance can be seen every evening in Budhuram Forest Village. One can visit the Lataguri Nature Interpretation Centre for an interpretive exhibit of the local natural history.