Latpanchar is a mesmerizing mirror of natural beauty covered with forests and Cinconha Plantation. It is the highest point in the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary with fabulous views of Teesta River. The place is not plagued by pollution and ravaged by human activities. The dark, deep forest adds to the mystery of the place. The air remains heavy with overwhelming fragrance of flowers through all seasons. The major attractions here include treks through Mahananda WLS, visit to sunrise point just 3 kms away and discovering the natural habitat of the endangered Himalayan Salamander.
From New Jalpaiguri (NJP), Latpanchar is at a distance of about 44kms and takes about one and half hours by car. Even during the peak tourist season in Darjeeling, you will hardly find any tourists here, giving you all the peace and tranquility that you are looking for along with bounty full of nature.You can choose to walk or take a jeep. Once in the sanctuary, it will take about 2 hrs of walk to explore. Many come here to relax and experience the rich bird life along with the scenic beauty around the hamlet. However since it has not yet been developed as a proper tourist place, there are limited facilities and accommodations for tourists. Most private lodgings are home stays that offer simple rooms with basic amenities, but touching hospitality with care.
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