Kurseong - beautiful hill station of West Bengal
Kurseong is a beautiful hill station of West Bengal located very near to Darjeeling and Siliguri. It is considered as a heaven on earth with a picturesque view. This place is associated with some famous personalities like Rabindranath Tagore, Sister Nivedita, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Mark Twain. Read this full article to get more details of this beautiful place, where to stay there, how to reach there and what to see there.
Introduction of Kurseong
Kurseong is a beautiful hill station situated in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. It is nearly 30km from Darjeeling and 47 km from Siliguri. The original name of Kurseong was "Kharsang" which means "Land of White Orchids".
How to reach Kurseong
The nearest airport to Kurseong is Bagdogra Airport. Regular flights are available from major cities of Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai and Guwhati to Bagdogra Airport. From there one can get buses, hired cars/jeeps to reach Kurseong.
New Jalpaiguri Rail station is the nearest rail station to Kurseong. From there one can avail the Toy train to reach Kurseong. It will take nearly 4-5 hrs.
Where to stay in Kurseong
There are a large number of budget hotels and lodges in Kurseong. One can stay in Kurseong tourist lodge runned by West Bengal Tourism Corporation.
Best time to visit Kurseong
Kurseong can be visited throughout the year because the climatic conditions of this place remain pleasant throughout the year. Apart from that the best time to visit Kurseong are between February to June and between September to November.
Places to see in Kurseong
Eagle's Craig is a small hillock type located nearly 1km away from Jalpaiguri Railway station. From here one can have a spectacular view of the hills and plains surrounding Kurseong. The view is very pleasant.
Deer Park is situated on Dow Hill in Kurseong. This place is also a must see place. Inside the park there is an amusement park and a Forest museum, which also attracts the tourist.
Makaibari Tea Estate
Makaibari is a place in Kurseong where tea is manufactured and packeted. The tourists can visit this place and see the tea manufacturing and can also buy the same.
In Kurseong one can also find many religious temples to visit. Noted ones are The Ambotia Shiv Temple located in Ambotia Tea estate, Giddhapahar Mandir on Hill Cart Road, Jagadish Mandir on Bank Road, Buddhist Gompa in Dowhill Road, Juma Mosque in Hat Bazaar.