An unseen and hidden destination in North Bengal, Latpanchar - a relatively new tourist destination located at an elevation of 4200ft. Nestled on the highest point of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, Latpanchar is endowed with abundance of flora and fauna making it a paradise for nature lover. Hidden amidst the hilly region, Latpanchar has emerged as a favoured offbeat destination in North Bengal. Blessed with enthralling natural beauty and serene ambiance, Latpanchar Tour is an ideal getaway destination for the tourist who is looking forward to spend their weekend far from hustle and bustle of rambunctious city crowd.
Apart from being famous as less trodden destination, it has also gained popularity among tourists due to its birding potential. In the dense forest enclosing Latpanchar ,more than 240 species of birds like Burn Swallow, Ashy Backed Shrike, Spotted Eagles is found. But that's not all the thick wooded forest of Latpanchar, it is the home to the most elegant, colourful, and endangered species the Rufous Necked Hornbill. Bird enthusiasts from all over India and abroad, flock Latpanchar for a glimpse of some rare avifauna.
Altitude – The location of Latpanchar is 4,200 Ft above Sea level.
Latpanchar Weather - The best time to visit Latpanchar is between October and April. Between these times the weather in Latpanchar is pleasant and sky remains clear.
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Package Name : Magnificent Latpanchar Tour with Dawaipani
Tour Duration : 5 Nights & 6 Days [Latpanchar-2N, Dawaipani-2N, Darjeeling-1N]
Places to Visit : Ahal Dara, Namthing Lake, Sitong Orange Orchards, Latkothi
Pickup and Drop : Bagdogra Airport / Siliguri Station / NJP Station
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|Place From||Place to||Distance||Travel Duration|
|NJP||Latpanchar||44 km||1.5 hrs|
|Bagdogra [IXB]||Latpanchar||49 km||1 hrs 45 mins|
|Latpanchar||Dawaipani||35 km||1.5 hrs|
|Latpanchar||Darjeeling||18 km||2.5 hrs|
|Darjeeling||Siliguri||75 km||3 hrs|
Arrival at the NJP station where our representative waits to meet and greet before proceeding towards your Latpanchar Tour. It is an overall 2 hours of journey to reach Latpanchar after covering approximately 50 km from NJP. Located at the heart of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary with its serene ambiance which is only disturbed by the chirping of birds and panoramic view of the Tea valley has become the ideal getaway destination for the tourists who are looking forward to spend some quality time in a place where nature still thrives at its pristine form.
As Latpanchar is also known for its vast collection of birds, so, there is good chance that you may come across birds like Burn Swallow, and Ashy Backed Shrike, and Spotted Eagles. Rufous Necked Hornbill migrated to Latpanchar from Nepal hills due to its climatic condition making Latpanchar - the Birding Paradise for avid bird watchers.
Being a less trodden destination there are no fancy hotels and resort is Latpanchar but instead you can find cozy homestays and lodge to stay in Latpanchar. So, after reaching check into your homestay and freshen up. In the evening, explore some of the nearby places. Finally, overnight at Latpanchar Homestay.
Post breakfast get ready to exploring some of the sightseeing places of Latpanchar. Visit Namthing Pokhri Lake - also explore the Mahananda Wildlife sanctuary for the famous Hornbill bird. Afternoon return back to homestay and have your lunch.
In the evening can enjoyed strolling through the jungle where you can breathe in the musky fragrance wooded forest while being lulled by the alluring chirping of birds. So, after enjoying the beauty of Latpanchar, you will be returned back to your homestay. Now, fresh yourself up and take some rest. After dinner, overnight stay at Latpanchar.
Wake up early in the morning and have your breakfast, then you will be transferred to your next destination the beautiful Dawaipani Tour. Situated on the foothills of mighty Himalaya, Dawaipani is a tiny village in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. Located just 15 km away from Darjeeling town, it is an ideal place to take breath oxygen-rich air and also a paradise for the birds lovers as bird watching is one of the best activities at Dawaipani. Moreover, this fascinating place also gives you a mesmerizing view of Mount Kanchenjungha and the entire Sikkim. So, finally reaching Dawaipani check into your resort and spend some time at leisure. Night stay in Dawaipani Homestay.
Post breakfast wander through the village to explore many beautiful tea estates and lush green Pine trees beauty. In the evening, get a jaw-dropping view of the Darjeeling town which looks like a galaxy in the sky. Finally, after having a delicious dinner, spend the night here at Dawaipani.
After relishing the beauty of these offbeat destinations and experiencing a rural lifestyle, proceed to the hot tourist spot, Darjeeling. Darjeeling is famous for its vast stretch of tea gardens, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and for the breathtaking view of the Mount Kanchenjunga. Located 20 km away from Dawaipani, to reach Darjeeling, you have to cover 2 hours of driving distance.
On reaching, check into your pre-booked hotel room and freshen up. Post breakfast; visit most of the remaining prominent sites in Darjeeling. Start with Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the place where you will get to see the mountaineering equipment used by Tenzing Norgay. Visit other sites like Rock Garden, Padmaja Naidu National Park, Peace Pagoda, etc.
In the evening pamper yourself in the Spa to wean down the exhaustion or just get blend in the endearing environment while strolling in the Darjeeling Mall.
After Breakfast proceed towards NJP/IXB with sweet vacation memory.
Ahal Dara - This is the viewpoint from where you can watch the sunrise over the Himalayas. The place is close to Namthing Lake and requires a walk of about 100 meters.
From the Ahal hilltop, one can have a view of Kurseong, Chatakpur, Namchi, Dooars, and Siliguri. You can also see the Tista River, Kalimpong hill area, Algara, Lava, Lolegaon, Bagora, Tinchule, Takdah, Mangpo from here. The best part of a visit to Latpanchar is that you can enjoy the beauty of the hill without having to jostle among tourist crowd as the destination is new and it is mostly unknown to tourists.
Namthing Pokhri - is a small lake it is one of the last natural habitats of the famous Himalayan Salamanders and if you are lucky enough you can catch a glimpse of this endangered animal.
Sitong Orange Orchards Tour - Just 20 minutes' drive will take you to the Sitong, which has gained prominence due to its Orange orchards. The area is also a lesser-known Birding paradise, almost all the birds that can be seen at Latpanchar are also available here.
Latkothi - Just 4km away from Latpanchar, Latkothi is a tiny yet beautiful hamlet to explore. This mesmerizing village is full of Sal, Teak and Pine Trees. On top of that colourful butterflies and Himalayan Birds will surely make you mesmerized.
Every season has its own charm to relish in Latpanchar but to make most of the Latpanchar Trip, the best time to visit Latpanchar is between October and April. Between these times the weather in Latpanchar is pleasant and sky remains clear. It is also an ideal time for bird watching and trekking in Latpanchar.
Latpanchar is famous for its vast collection of birds. In the dense forest enclosing Latpanchar there are more than 240 species of birds like Burn Swallow, Ashy Backed Shrike, Spotted Eagles, Hornbill etc. Rufous Necked Hornbill migrated to Latpanchar from Nepal hills due to its climatic condition making Latpanchar the birding paradise for avid bird watchers.
You can take a taxi from NJP railway station or Bagdogra airport. Latpanchar is about 44kms from NJP (takes about 1.5 hours by car) and 49kms from Bagdogra (takes 1 hour 45 minutes by car).
There is no direct share taxi service from Siliguri to Latpanchar. You need to take a share taxi service for Kalimpong or Gangtok, and you need to get down at Kalijhora and from there you need to take exclusive vehicle.
Sitong is around 25Km from Latpanchar. You need to hire a car to reach Sitong. Sitong orange orchard is a must-visit place during November-December where the orange is in full blossom.
Latpanchar, Dawaipani Tour Reviews
4.8 Stars Rating, out of 5
based on 15 Reviews
We travelled to Latpanchar, Sitong and Darjeeling in last December. It was the best season to visit those places. Sky was clear and oranges are in full blossom. The first time we have seen the orange blossom and we took few oranges from the tree. It was so sweet and tasty. We spotted few birds also in Latpanchar. In the early morning, we visited Ahaldara view point, highest point in the vicinity to witness the sunrise on Mount Kanchanjhungha. From Latpanchar, we proceed to Darjeeling, where we stayed 2 nights. Though we have visited Darjeeling twice before, but it is always charming. The homestays in Latpanchar and hotels in Darjeeling were good and provided good meals. The warm hospitality at Latpanchar home stay was really nice and memorable one. Thanks to NatureWings for providing us a memorable trip.
We went to Lamahatta, Darjeeling and Latpanchar in last February. Lamahatta is famous for its breathtaking view of Mount Kanchanjungha with the Lamahatta Nature Park. We were newly married couple and went for sightseeing to Lovers point; from there the valley view with the river was really awesome. We then visited to Darjeeling just for one day and enjoyed the heritage toy train ride. Then we proceed to unknown place, Latpanchar, recently got little popularity for bird watching. We have spotted rare birds Rufous Necked Hornbill, what a beauty of the bird. We noticed many tourists from all over India flocked into Latpanchar for bird watching. From Latpanchar, we visited Sitong, famous for orange orchard, tough tree was empty. We spent some time on the bank of river Riyang. We are from Mumbai and enjoyed the trip with heritage Darjeeling along with nature freak destinations. We recommend traveller to consult NatureWings for any trip in this region.
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