A beautiful and new tourist destination Latpanchar in Kurseong division of Darjeeling district is one of the must-visit destinations which offers a stunning view of Mount Kanchendzongna. Latpanchar is located at an altitude of around 5000 feet above the sea level on the hilly region of Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary and the village Latpanchar is known for Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary. Latpanchar is a small village which is only 13 kilometres away from Kalijhora, one of the very popular picnic spot beside National Highway - 31A, this highway connects Siliguri with Kalimpong and Sikkim. The village Latpanchar has very good surroundings and other villages near Latpanchar are Selphu and Sittong. Latpanchar has also gained a lot of tourist attractions since a variety of birds can be seen and it is also one of the good places for birding. Almost around 250 species of birds are available in and around the village of Latpanchar including Rufous Necked Hornbill. Many people from all over the country visits to see the glimpse of some rare avifauna at Latpanchar village. There are many other places to visit in Latpanchar like Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary, namthing Pokhri, Shelpu hills and many more.
A beautiful mountain hamlet offering stunning views including that of Khangchendzonga, having a wide range of bird & animal life as well as many different types of amazing plantations. Latpanchar is the highest part of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, since its part of the sanctuary, there is a good chance that you will come across some wildlife here like deer, barking deer, wild boars, and sometimes even leopards and elephants while exploring the jungles around.
The nearest railway station for Latpanchar is New Jalpaiguri railway station and the nearest airport is Bagdogra airport, both the railway station and airport are in Siliguri, West Bengal, from both the places one can hire a taxi or take a private cab to reach the village Latpanchar.