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.
Kurseong also known as “The Land Of The White Orchid”. This is not a town for sightseeing but it is a town where leisure walks among the natural beauty are to be experienced. Located on the way to Darjeeling, this place serves as a centre of tourist attraction. The scenic beauties of Kurseong inspired many great people like Rabindranath Tagore, Mark Twain, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Sister Nivedita.
Getting to 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 is has several planes available offered by many airlines.
Tea Gardens of Kurseong
It is a place overflowing with tea gardens. It is the place where the world’s finest Darjeeling tea is manufactured.
The Grotto is house to the statue of Virgin Mary where devotees come to light candles and pray to God.
Bagora has the highest elevation in entire Kurseong and is also known as the zero point. It is the base camp of the Indian army.
4 km from the town on Dowhill is the Deer park which is better known as the Forest Museum.
Dowhills Girls’ School
Surrounded by pine trees, this school was founded by the British before the independence of India.
Victoria Boys’ School
Also founded by the British, this school can provide a glimpse of the bygone era of the British with its old architecture and beautiful location.
This holy shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated just 2km away from the town.
Giddapahar View Point
Giddapahar situated at just 2 km away from town has the Giddapahar view point which provides a stunning view of the nearby mountains and is a very photogenic place for the tourists.
Bhangzang Salamander Lake
The Bhangzang Salamander Lake is located at a distance of 14 km from the town of Kurseong. This is a beautiful and serene lake with green-tinged waters and is home to a range of salamanders which is a rare and endangered species.The lake is a natural haven with greenery all around and its natural grandeur had made it a popular destination among the British. Even today, though the lake is relatively unknown to tourists, local people from the nearby areas come here to enjoy a pleasant evening and the beauty of the lake and the surroundings.