About Kurseong


Places to Visit in Kurseong

On the way from Bagdogra or Siliguri, you are likely to stop at Kurseong to stretch your legs. The name of this little town means the ‘Land of the white Orchids’ in the indigenous Lepcha tongue .From here you get an expansive view of the plains nearly 5000 feet ( 1524 metres ) below . In the other direction, Kurseong also offers a spectacular view of the road, rail track and market as you gaze towards Darjeeling. The town is surrounded by famous tea gardens, producing some of Darjeeling’s finest tea, and at one time it was fashionable for India’s rich and famous to have a summer residence here. Some of the most well-known residents of Kurseong include mark Twain, Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore, Abanindra Nath Tagore, Sister Nivedita and Subhash Chandra Bose. Transportation to Kurseong is readily available from Darjeeling Gangtok or Siliguri. Taxi and jeep services are frequent and no prior booking are needed.

Ambotia Tea Estate

Around 5 kilometers from Kurseong town, the Shiva Temple situated at Ambotia Tea Estate is well worth a detour. The Ambotia landslide drops 1,000 metres and is 1.5 kilometers wide, offering beautiful views and scenery on all sides.

Eagle’s Craig

Situated around 1 kilometer from Kurseong railway station, Eagle’s Craig is ideal spot for a romantic view of the surrounding hills and plains, and is especially famous for its sunsets.

Giddhapahar

At only 2 kilometers from Kurseong bazaar, Netaji Museum at Giddhapahar is a historic house associated with the sacred memories of two illustrious sons of India- Sarat Chandra Bose and Subhash Chandra Bose the Giddhapahar Mandir is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the most revered temples in the Darjeeling hills. A festival is held here on Shiva Ratri, the Night of the Lord Shiva, usually in February.

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Makaibari Tea Estate

Located 4 kilometers from the town, the Makaibari Tea Estate is open to visitors who are interested to experience firsthand the manufacturing of this plantation’s famous tea .

Deer Park

The Deer Park on Dow Hill, 4 kilometers from town, houses an amusement park, a forest museum and a school. It’s a great place to take kids.

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