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"The Land of White Orchids"

Kurseong Tourism

Also known as the 'Land of White Orchids', Kurseong is a hill station located close to Darjeeling famous for its waterfalls, temples and Buddhist gompas apart from the excellent view that the place provides.

Perched on the Siliguri-Darjeeling highway, Kurseong is a quiet hill station. Kurseong enjoys milder and pleasant weather most times of the year. During the monsoon season the rain-gods are more than generous as the town receives non-stop rains for days. The rains are in fact much needed for the flora and fauna of the area. Kurseong, the 'Land of White Orchids', gets its name from the flowers found in abundance on its hill-slopes. It's difficult not to fall in love with the view of tea plantations, lush green forests in the panoramic setting of snow-clad mountains. At sunset, you can see an amalgamation of the most beautiful colors in the sky. You can see the British remnants in the form of churches and school in the town. This small hill-town makes for a great stopover for tourists looking for a more peaceful alternative to Darjeeling.

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How to Reach Kurseong

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49 km off Darjeeling, Kurseong can be reached by jeeps, taxis and buses. Kurseong is also just 45 km away from Siliguri which has the nearest airport (Bagdogra Airport). One can take a taxi from Bagdogra to reach Kurseong. Buses also ply between Kurseong and Siliguri. Kurseong is also connected by the Himalayan Railway line between Siliguri and Darjeeling. However, the nearest major railway station is in New Jalpaiguri which is around 53 km from Kurseong. Buses and Cabs are easily available from New Jalpaiguri to take you to Kurseong.

How to reach Kurseong by flight

There is no direct flight connectivity to Kurseong. The nearest airport is in Bagdogra, around 41 km away from the same. You can take a bus or a taxi to reach Kurseong.

How to reach Kurseong by road

Regular bus services ply to and fro the city of Kurseong. They operate on a daily basis, whether day or night, from places like Kolkata, Kharagpur, etc. You can also take shared taxis or cabs for the same route.

How to reach Kurseong by train

There is no direct rail connectivity to Kurseong. New Jalpaiguri railway station is the nearest railway station to the site, 44 km away from the same.

Local transport in Kurseong

Walk on foot, or use local transport such as buses. Alternately, you can travel via hired jeeps and taxis.

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What is famous about Kurseong?

Famous for the white orchids. Also known for its tea estates.

What is not so good about Kurseong?

Ideal only for a laid back vacation. No adventure activities available.

Who should visit Kurseong?

Kurseong is an ideal hill station for people who want to derive the pleasure of being surrounded by the alpine beauty without worrying about the high altitude and bone-chilling cold. Ideal for trekkers, historical enthusiasts, as well as spiritual devotees. Equally suitable for backpackers from nearby sites like Kolkata, Kharagpur, etc.

What is the best time to visit Kurseong?

March to June and September to December is the best time to visit Kurseong. Monsoons are harsh with torrential rainfal and must be avoided. The average temperature in Kurseong ranges between 10 to 25 degree celcius.
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What is the local food in Kurseong?

Kurseong is one of the only two places where you can relish the authentic Muscatel organic tea. Hence, there is no way that you can miss this rare beverage while you are here. The other specialties include Thukpa Noodle Soup and steamed momos at the roadside stalls. You can also try the local drinks such as Channg and Tongba as well as sip in some of the finest varieties of Darjeeling tea, found in the area.
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What is the best way to reach Kurseong?

49 km off Darjeeling, Kurseong can be reached by jeeps, taxis and buses. Kurseong is also just 45 km away from Siliguri which has the nearest airport (Bagdogra Airport). One can take a taxi from Bagdogra to reach Kurseong. Buses also ply between Kurseong and Siliguri. Kurseong is also connected by the Himalayan Railway line between Siliguri and Darjeeling. However, the nearest major railway station is in New Jalpaiguri which is around 53 km from Kurseong. Buses and Cabs are easily available from New Jalpaiguri to take you to Kurseong.
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What are the things to do in Kurseong?

The top things to do in Kurseong are Tea Gardens in Kurseong, Ambotia Shiva Mandir, Eagle's Craig, Deer Park, Kurseong, Forest Museum, Churches. You can see all the places to visit in Kurseong here

What are the places near Kurseong?

The top places near to Kurseong are Darjeeling which is 17 km from Kurseong, Gangtok which is located 60 km from Kurseong, Kalimpong which is located 27 km from Kurseong, North sikkim which is located 73 km from Kurseong, South sikkim which is located 33 km from Kurseong

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JYOTIRBAN GHATAK

11 months ago
It's a good place to tour and take a break and relax and view the places with your own eyes. I love the place. But it needs to be improved by adding kids attractions more.

Arup Saha

3 years ago
Good place visit one time....best for weekends vacation within 200 km

Rohit Shroff

4 years ago
- Don't forget to pack jackets/sweaters, warm stole, shoes, etc.
- And do not forget to take a camera along, whether or not you are a photography enthusiast. The place provides some amazing views (Read More)which are worth capturing.
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