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1. Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Museum

Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Museum
3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
1 out of 9
places to visit in Kurseong

Once a temporary residence of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the museum is located in Netaji's elder brother's residence. It has pictures, documents and articles related to Netaji during his house imprisonment by the British. Today, the museum also acts as an institute for Himalayan Language & Culture Studies and offers excellent views of the valley.

2. Ambotia Shiva Mandir

Ambotia Shiva Mandir
Must visit 3.5 /5

4 km
from city center
2 out of 9
places to visit in Kurseong

Located inside the Ambotia Tea Estate, the Ambotia Shiv Mandir is one of the holiest places of worship in Kurseong. Serving also a popular place for tourists, the surroundings of this temple are serene and aesthetically pleasing. A lovely orange orchard is located adjacent to the temple, and tourists can also enjoy excellent views from the temple premises.

3. Tea Gardens in Kurseong

Tea Gardens in Kurseong
Must visit 3.5 /5

7 km
from city center
3 out of 9
places to visit in Kurseong

Just like the tea gardens of Darjeeling, the sprawling tea plants in their estates add a certain charm unique to Kurseong. Highly recommended among the places to visit in Kurseong, one can visit one of the two big tea estates - Makaibari or Ambotia. The estates offer guided tours where visitors can meet the workers, get to know the history, art and the science behind tea processing. Patrons can also take part in tea-tasting sessions. A full conducted tour generally costs ~INR 500

4. Eagle's Crag View Point

Eagle's Crag View Point
3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 9
places to visit in Kurseong

Highly recommended as one of the places to visit in Kurseong and ideal to be visited during both sunrise and sunset, the Eagle's Crag View Point offers breathtaking panoramic views of the valley. Overlooking the entire Siliguri plains, one can click excellent photos of the Kanchenjunga from this viewpoint. Visitors can either trek up the winding path or hire a taxi to the top. The view of the rising sun behind the mighty Kanchenjunga is a sight to behold.

5. Forest Museum

Forest Museum
3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 9
places to visit in Kurseong

Maintained by the forest department of the state, the Forest Museum stores exhibits of animals skins, bones, hides and photographs of fauna which once thrived in the Dow Hill region. Located close to Deer Park, one can also find on display wooden artefacts. Those intrigued by nature will find themselves at home here. Visitors can also enjoy a stroll through the small park of the museum.

6. Deer Park, Kurseong

Deer Park, Kurseong
3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 9
places to visit in Kurseong

Situated in Dow Hill and also now known as Dow Hill Eco Park, Deer Park is a recreational attraction for families with their kids. A very simplistic park, it was once famed for its conservation activities of deer and other rare species of small birds and animals. Today, visitors can still enjoy the serene environment, especially brought about by the pine trees shrouded in the winter mist.

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7. Churches

Churches
3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
7 out of 9
places to visit in Kurseong

The Churches in Kurseong are some of the best places to visit in Kurseong. Here various heritage churches have stood from the time of the British Raj. You can visit St. Paul's church, St. Andrew's church or St. Mary's Hill church among a few others.

8. Shopping in Kurseong

Shopping in Kurseong
3.0 /5

0 km
from city center
8 out of 9
places to visit in Kurseong

It would not be right if visitors leave empty-handed without taking some of the local produce before leaving Kurseong. The tea leaves are some of the best in the country and are worth a try. There are also shops selling postcards and knick-knacks as memorabilia to remember a visit to Kurseong.

9. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Museum

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Museum
3.2 /5

17 km
from city center
9 out of 9
places to visit in Kurseong

There are a total of three DHR museums, the other two in Darjeeling and Sukna. These museums house rare pictures, sketches, miniature structures of trains and also have regular toy train rides to nearby places with a great scenic journey.

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How can I commute within Kurseong?

Local taxis and auto-rickshaws are the best way to commute within Kurseong. These are by far the cheapest and most readily available modes of transport.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Kurseong?

The top sightseeing places in Kurseong are the Tea Gardens, Ambotia Shiva Mandir, Eagle's Crag View Point and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Museum.
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