Friday morning - our bus was right on time around 7 in the morning, and as we reached Siliguri, a cab arranged by Mr Gurung was waiting for us to drop us in Latpanchar. A 2 hours drive from Siliguri to Latpanchar. The surrounding was enough to make us mesmerized but the road condition was not good enough. On the way, you may see some birds perching around. For us, a giant Himalayan squirrel was lazily sitting at a branch welcoming us. As we approached the destination, suddenly our car stopped and the driver showed us a pair of hornbills sitting at a branch. The pair made our day but our wish was building up.
On reaching our homestay, we were merrily welcomed and our host guided for the iternary for the rest of the day. After settling in our room, a delicious lunch was waiting and a bird guide was arranged who would accompany us for the afternoon session.
Though not much was accomplished, but we were still happy as we saw the star attractions the hornbills in the morning. With the setting of the sun we ended the day with a good snack and an equally sumptuous dinner.