The Land Of White Orchid, Kurseong is a calm, serene place away from the busy city life of the visitors. Many great personalities as Rabindranath Tagore, Mark Twain, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Sister Nivedita have gathered inspiration from this very place. This place produces the world’s best tea plantation and is famous worldwide.
Also known as the ‘Land of White Orchid’, Kurseong is famous for its varieties of Orchids found. A small area above the hills on the way to Darjeeling is a famous spot with amazing scenic views.
It was said that a few among the great personalities as Rabindranath Tagore, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Mark Twain and Sister Nivedita was inspired by its beauty. They have visited the location and have witnessed the exotic nature surrounding the place. Although not a sightseeing location, it holds its unique beauty in the midst of cemented life. The vast hilly land is filled with emerald tea gardens covering the entire area. Overflowed with tea gardens, Kurseong produces one of the finest Darjeeling tea.
The railway tracks at the center town of Kurseong, with the toy train crossing over the tracks are quite frequently seen at this location. This Historic Heritage and the pride of North Bengal can be witnessed at this town center.
The wide variety of flowering plants with its vibrant colors and the small streams flowing down the hills is a treat to the tired eyes. Every house of the location shows off their varieties of flowering plants at their balconies. The view of the flowers from every house with a variety of colors fills the soul with fun and joy.
Although the location doesn’t serves as one among the best option for sight-seeing, but can turn to a great spot for evening walks through the outskirt areas of Kurseong. Travelers can come down from Darjeeling and spend a day out here. Small stalls serving tea and momos can be found beside the hilly roads. There are also few quality restaurants at the town center serving a great ambiance to spend and fill your appetite as well. A famous tea palace at town serves the best teas of the area and is visited by the travelers in flocks.
The Bagora road and the Dow hills are among the best locations of Kurseong. Bagora is at its highest elevation and also known as Zero Point. Popular by the name of haunting place by the locals, The Dow Hill is quite famous for its ambiance. Travelers can definitely visit to Dow Hill during the evening hour to experience the haunting vibes.
Travelers can also opt to spend nights at Kurseong. The homestays located at Kurseong are quite comforting and offers some of the beautiful views of the surrounding nature. The views are perfect to start a fresh morning ahead.
HOW TO REACH KURSEONG:
By Train: The NJP Railway Station in Siliguri connects the city to several cities across India. Once you reach NJP Station, take a taxi ride to Kurseong.
By Jeep/Taxi: From Siliguri, Kurseong is situated at a distance of 37 km which takes one and half hours to reach from Siliguri. To reach Kurseong, either the Rohini or the Pankhabari road can be taken.
By Plane: Bagdogra airport located at Siliguri has several planes available offered by many airlines.
PREFERRED TIME TO VISIT KURSEONG:
Although this location can be traversed all through the year. But it is recommended to visit to this place during the months of March – May due to Orchids being grown during these months of the year. The variety of Orchids throughout the location soothes one’s eyes.