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Sulav Kumar

Sulav Kumar3.9/5

46 reviews

The gateway to the North East India

We traveled to Kurseong from Siligudi in the month of March.
Its about 36 kms from Siligudi but when you start the journey, you always want it to prolong. The roads are in good condition and the complete stretch is a ghat section.
So you have be extremely careful when drifting. It feels like a paradise when you actually reach the city. The smell of tea mesmerizes you to the core and you can't resist the urge to have it. Its like the thirst of a Vampire for blood.
Its a small city with few hotels/lodges to stay. You actually may not want to stay here and move to Darjeeling, which offers lot many better stay options. There is nothing much to view in the city though. However, you can't miss the local momos" with a view of the valley covered with green tea plantation. Have coffee at Margeret's on the way to Kurseong.
You might also want to interact with the locals and who knows you may hit a jackpot with someone sharing an interesting life story.
Its cold here almost the whole year, so be packed up with warm clothes.
Pray for rain before you visit this places as it would be a life time experience.

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Pritvi Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchi4.6/5

266 reviews

A Trip to Kurseong

I had been to Kurseong by road in the month of May 2016. Kurseong is a must-visit in the tourism circuit of modern-day West Bengal. The must-visit attractions around Kurseong include the Buddhist Gompas, Deer Park, Eagle Craig and Jagdish Mandir. Buddhist Gompas are Buddhist monasteries displaying Buddhist culture. The Deer Park is located in the Dow hill area wherein one can sight lot of deer roaming around freely. The Kanchenjunga range borders the entire Darjeeling area at an altitude of 1458 feet. An observatory called Netaji Kothi is an added attraction here. The view-point of Eagle crag is located at a distance of 1 kilometer from the Kurseong railway station. The Jagdish temple is dedicated to lord Jagannath and was built around three centuries ago. The Rath Yatra is celebrated with pomp and gaiety in this holy place.

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Kurseong Overview

The tiny hill station of Kurseong is in the beautiful Himalayan valleys of West Bengal. Located at an altitude of 1,458 m, the secluded town is 50 Km from Siliguri and 30 Km from Darjeeling. The terraced tea gardens, orchid nurseries, and verdant hill slopes are best explored either on foot or by the Toy Train which runs from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling. Kurseong derives its name from the Nepali word, Kharshang which means dawn's pole star. Kurseong was transferred to the British in 1835 by the King of Sikkim. The town gained importance only after 1880 although Darjeeling took away the larger share of tourism. It is home to some reputed schools such as Goethals, Victoria and Dow Hill. Kurseong is a nature lover's paradise and offers some interesting treks.

Sightseeing Highlights:

Eagle's Crag is a kilometer away uphill from the railway station. There is a tourist complex with a garden at the top which offers breathtaking views of Teesta River, Jannu and Kabru peaks and the emerald green forests of Darjeeling valley. Netaji Kothi or the summer home of Netaji Subhash Bose is housed on Eagle's Crag in an almost ruined condition.

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