Destinations – Lataguri

Destinations

LATAGURI

Lataguri

17 Km away from Gorumara via Bamnijhora is another beautiful place of the Dooars-Lataguri. Lata means wood and Guri means denotes log. However, the log of wood is unavailable now. Instead, today Lataguri is famous for eco-tourism. Lataguri too is the latest addition to the tourist map. The natural beauty of Lataguri with odal, silk cotton, maina, orchid, panisaj is charming found here. The wild animal roams around is a just beauty. Lataguri is a small village located in the Jalpaiguri district of the 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. A number of luxury hotel/resort one can find in this area.

Jhalong / Bindu

Jhalong and Bindu are another leisure offbeat destination of Dooars.

This two tourist spots situated adjacent to each other. Jhalong is a small hamlet located at the India-Bhutan border on the banks of Jaldhaka River. Small houses in the hills, orange orchards and waterfalls make Jhalong an amazing place to spend a weekend. Bindu is also located near the Bhutan border. The large reservoir is home to hills bird and migratory fouls provide a great for bird watching.

The major activity like Hiking, bird watching, short trekking to Todey-Tangta and angling at Jaldhaka River makes worth to visit.

Samsing

Samsing is a small hill mountain village and tourist spot in Dooars, situated at an elevation of 3000 ft in the foothills of Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts border.

Samsing is a newer addition to the North Bengal tourist map for its Beautiful landscape and unpolluted surroundings. The horizon extended tea gardens, hill slopes, meandering streams, rural village life attracting a large number of tourists from different parts of the country.

Samsing is an ideal place for those, who are looking for a break city life to enjoy a leisure vacation in the natural environment.

Murti

We start with 3 cottages with one restaurant and today in Aranya we have 11 super deluxe rooms and deluxe restaurant known for delicious food, including rooms with A/C, Travel Desk (Kheyamon Travels), car parking facility and much more. Today Aranya is one of the oldest and luxury properties in Lataguri.

Spending holidays at Aranya Jungle Resort is a unique and natural experience as it is very close to the forest. Well trained and managed staff is always providing exceptional service during the stay of the guest. Our long time achievement shows by both trip advisor and Holiday IQ for best service and awesome food according to visitor’s feedback.

Aranya Resort giving visitors a unique and natural experience. We are dedicating to promote Gorumara National Park as best wild life destination in Dooars. We arrange jungle safari, jungle trek, camping, fishing and other various activities which make worth to spend your holidays at Aranya Jungle Resort.

Chilapata

The Chilapata Forest is a dense forest in Dooars and just a few minutes away from Hasimara town. The forest forms an elephant corridor between Jaldapara and the Buxa Tiger Reserve, and is rich in wildlife.

The new species continue to be found. The forest used to be a home of large Rhino populations. One of the main attractions is the ruined “Nalraja Garh”, or fort of the Nal kings, built in the Gupta period in the fifth century C.E., the Golden Age of India. Other activities include Tonga rides through Mathura tea garden, boating on the Bania River and angling on the confluence of the Kalchini, Bania and Buri Basra. A drive through the forests is an interesting experience. Sighting of elephants is almost regular. River Torsha runs through the sanctuary.

The forest is mainly covered with tall elephant grasses. The wildlife, in addition to one-horned Rhinos, consists of Royal Bengal Tigers, Wild Elephants, Deer, Sambhar, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer and Hog Deer, wild Pig, Gaur and many homes and migrated birds.

Rajabhatkhawa

Rajabhatkhawa is a small town situated just outside the Buxa Tiger Reserve in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, India. It is Known for its natural beauty, surrounded by forest. Jayanti is a common attraction for tourists coming to Buxa.

The riverbed with Bhutan hills on the other side is very picturesque and is about 16 Kms through forest road from Rajabhatkhawa. The Buxa Fort trek can also be undertaken from here. The 4 km walk starts at Santalabari about 15 Kms from Rajabhatkhawa. Sikiajhora picnic spot near Panialguri is about half an hour drive from Rajabhatkhawa. There is a small stream coming out of the forest on which a small dam is built. The idea was to allow boating inside the forest.

Although boating is not operational at the moment, the place can be a good spot for birding and soaking in nature. There is a watchtower overlooking the forest.

Jayanti

Jayanti is one of the last destinations in Dooars still untouched by mass tourism. Often termed as the “Queen of Dooars,” this heavily forested area is close to the famous Buxa Tiger Reserve known for its tigers, leopards, elephants, deer, peacocks and the historic Buxa Fort.

Although the Jayanti River is mostly dry throughout the year, its shores of white pebbles add to the eternal beauty of the place. With the soothing sound of the Jayanti River blending with the sound of birds, your holiday trip to Jayanti is sure to energize your tired soul. The way to Buxa Tiger Reserve offers breathtaking views where a herd of elephants or spotted deer or peacocks are a common sight. The ruins of the historic Buxa Fort which is located on top of the Buxa Hill, at a height of 2600 feet. During the time of British India, this fort used to be a prison for freedom fighters. There is also a Pokhri (pond) located on the nearby Pokhri Hill, which is considered holy by the locals. It is some 4 km from Jayanti.

This place has great religious importance for the Bhutanese and to reach both Pokhri and Buxa Fort, you need to trek through the forests. One can also visit Mahakal Mandir and Sati pith (It is believed that the left thigh of Sati falls in this place), Hatipotta from Jayanti.