Lataguri is a small town located in the Jalpaiguri district of Indian state of West BengalThe 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 few roadside restaurants ("Dhabas") and hotels cater for tourists.
Gorumara National Park is situated in the flood plains of the Murti River and the Jaldhaka River of the Dooars region in the Jalpaiguri District. This park is around 15 km from Lataguri and contains landscapes, forests and streams. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1949 and has forests spreading across 80 km. From the wildlife sanctuary, it was declared a National Park in 1992.
The park has various trees including sal, also known as Shorea robusta. Apart from this, various other trees like siris, khair, teak and simul can also be found in the park.
Surrounded by mountain ranges, the park is home to around 200 birds including minivet, drongo, pheasants and Indian pied hornbill, among others. In addition to these, visitors can also spot various species of wildlife such as Brahmany duck, one horned rhinoceros, elephants and bisons.
Located on the outskirts of a National Park itself, Lataguri is the perfect place to set free the wild child in you. From wildlife, in its most pristine and uncultivated form, to open fields, the sun and your camera, if this place doesn't appease your senses, then very few things in this world can.
This small village affords you the splendor of Gorumara and Champramari National Park and also allows access to the famed Buxa Tiger Reserve which is a mere 2 hours away. This place is imprinted with beauty and charm