The small village of Latpanchar is located at an altitude of 5000 ft on the hills of the Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary. This beautiful hamlet is wellknown for its fascinating 360 degree view. From the “Ahal” hill top, one can have a view of Kurseong, Tiger Hill, Sikkim, and Siliguri. You can also see the Tista River, Kalimpong hill area, Algara, Lava, Lolegaon, Bagora, Tinchule, Takdah and the plains of Dooars. It is also famous for the medicinal plants it produces, there is large plantation of cinchona around here. Snow capped peaks of Kanchenjunga range can also be seen from here.
Beyond Latpanchar for about 20 kms more, you will reach Bagora, an upcoming tourist destination on the old cart road. Darjeeling is just 28 km from here, other offbeat tourist destinations such as Chimney and Chatakpur is less than half an hour’s drive.
Both Latpanchar and Bagora are relatively new tourists destination and till date not overcrowded.
Bagdogra airport- 55kms.RAIL
NJP nearest Railway Junction- 51 kmROAD
Siliguri 45 km, Kalimpong 52 km, Kurseong 37 Km, Darjeeling 48 km.