Kurseong is a small town in Darjeeling district is a tourist attraction.

Kurseong is a small picturesque town in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal and is located on the hill called Daw Hill. This place is about 53 kilometres away from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station though Teesta Bazar, 55 KM away from Bagdogra Airport of Siliguri and 45 KM from Siliguri Bus Stand. Excellent scenic beauty is the main attraction of this Municipality Hill town. The prime economy of this place is tea, tourism and education. Many prestigious schools of Kurseong is as old as 120 years. The altitude of Kurseong is around 4783 feet and remains cool is most of the times of the year. 

In nearby dialect Kurseong is maintained as "Kharsang". "Kharsang" implies Lands of White Orchids. Unquestionably it is an extremely quiet and wonderful spot for holiday destination in West Bengal.

The first tenants were the Lepcha individuals, who named their home "Kurseong", on the grounds that each spring it was alive and splendid with Kurson-Rip orchids. In the remote past, Kurseong was a part of the Kingdom of Sikkim, even before the British came to India. Be that as it may, in around 1780 the Nepalese vanquished and added Kurseong and its encompassing zones. At that point came the Gurkha War, which the Nepalese lost. The 1817 Treaty of Titalia restored Kurseong to Sikkim. .

With its mountains giving a cool and dry environment in the mid-year, Kurseong was a most loved of the British. All things considered, they discovered going there from the lands of Bengal bit troublesome, even on warm sunny days as a result of the mountains. Despite the fact that a way was worked from Kurseong to Darjeeling from Titalia in the 1770s and 1780s, its sporadic upkeep soon made the new course, the Military Road, verging on futile. The following course, Hill Cart Road (now Tenzing Norgay Road), opened in 1861 and fared better.

By the by, in 1835, the British chose that Darjeeling would make a magnificent sanatorium and summer habitation for their military and non-military personnel officers alongside their families. Arrangements with the Chogyal of Sikkim, Tshudpud Namgyal, gave them a piece of valley in Kurseong for a yearly charge. As one of the hill stations making a course for Darjeeling, Kurseong started to develop another hill station on the way to Darjeeling.

By the time of independence Kurseong was a developed town with a municipal board many prestigious school and tea gardens. Soon Kurseong started to develop as a second tourist attraction in that hilly region after Darjeeling. In 2011, the population of Kurseong Municipality was 42,446. The rural area in Kurseong Block had a population of 94,347. All India Radio has a local station in Kurseong which transmits various programs of mass interest. Which was established in the year 1962.

Now a days Kurseong is a hot tourist spot and many people love to spend few days holiday in this wonderful hill station. Due to its altitude the weather of Kurseong remains cool most of the time throughout the year. The majestic view of Kanchanjungha and the valleys are really awarding.

This hill station has many hotels, resorts, lodges and homestay which can accommodate from a luxury to budget customers. Food joints offer hot steaming Chinese and Nepalese food along with Bengali food. There are many famous tourist attractions in and around Kurseong which can be explored by the tourists.

How to Reach Kurseong:-

The nearest airport is Bagdogra, 55 KM from Kurseong.
Form Siliguri you can take the road through Pankhabari or through Mallabari to reach Kurseong. Bolero fare: - NJP to Kurseong – 2500-3000/- INR, Daily reserve fare – 2500-3500/- INR depending on the season and road conditions.

You can take the following trains from Howrah to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. Kurseong is only 53 KM from NJP Railway Station. You can hire private vehicle or trekker to reach Kurseong.

Train Schedule

There are two buses ply between Siliguri and Kurseong and but they are very limited. Trekker service is available from Siliguri to Kurseong.
Hotel White Orchid, Near in St. Mary's Hill is a very good option for staying in Kurseong. This wonderfully located Banglow has three rooms with modern toilets, Lobby and Dinning Area. Book your Stay in Kurseong Online
Mainly Nepalese, Chinese, Bengali food is available abundantly. You must try out the local delicacy of Nepali food and farm fresh organic vegetables. Preferably, Chicken dishes are to be ordered in advance. Taste Momos with hot chutney (sauce), curry made out of Squash or Squash plants.
This all-weather tourist spot can be visited anytime throughout the year. In monsoon landslide may occur and may block the path which may intermittently. The town is somewhat chilly during winter as some of the higher parts of the mountains receives heavy snowfall. Not recommended in monsoon due to landslides.
1.Tea Gardens: - Castleton, Makaibari, Ambotia and Goomtee
2.The Ambootia Shiva Temple 
3.Giddha Pahar Sita Ram Mandir 
4. Giddha Pahar Durga Mata Mandir 
5.Jagdish Mandir 
6.St. Pauls Church on Hill Cart Road, near St. Joseph's School 
7.Buddhist Gompa in Monteviot 
8.Kunsang Choiling Monastery at Upper Naya Busty 
9.Juma Mosque in Hat Bazaar 
10.Grotto and Catholic Church in St. Mary's Hill 
11.Eagle's Craig
12.The Kholas (Water Falls - Springs) like Whistle Khola 
13.The Kettle Valley 
14.Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Museum and NSC Bose Institute of Asiatic Studies 
15.Chimney: A walk or ride through the forest of Cryptomaria Japonica on the road, now called Aranya Sarani
1.Darjeeling
2.Ghoom 
3.Mirik 
4.Lapcha Jagat 
5.Sukhia Pokhri 

One Health Centre and medicine shop is available in the town. Advised to carry your own medicines.

NOnly two nationalized bank ATM available in Kurseong. It is advisable to carry cash.

Good woollen in winter..

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