Latpanchar perhaps tops the list of hidden and unseen destinations in North Bengal Hills. Situated in the lower Darjeeling hills in Kurseong sub-division, Latpanchar is the highest point in Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary at 4200ft.
Known for its cinchona plantation, the place holds enormous wealth of natural forests. The beauty of Latpanchar lies mostly on its lush green virgin forests covering the undulating slopes of hills. These untouched forests are the natural home for many rare species of mountain goat (serow), wild boars, tigers, leopards, jungle cats, gaurs, and different kinds of deer, porcupines, civets, monitor lizards and snakes.
Apart from proximity to Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary, Latpanchar is also known for Birding and enthusiasts. There is a Lake about 4 kms from the village known as Namthing Pokhri that is home to Himalayan Salamandar, a rare reptile. Places like Ahal Sunrise point is an excellent place to spend hours soaking in the beauty and peace of a mountain village.