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About Kurseong

Information on Kurseong

On the way from Bagdogra or siliguri, your car will likely stop at Kurseong to let you stretch your legs. The name of this little town means the ‘Land of the white Orchids’ in the indigenous Lepcha tongue.From here you get an expansive view of the plains nearly 5000 feet (1524 metres) below. In the other direction, Kurseong also offers a spectacular view of the road, rail track and market as you gaze towards Darjeeling. The town is surrounded by famous tea gardens, producing some of Darjeeling’s finest tea, and at one time it was fashionable for India’s rich and famous to have a summer residence here. Some of the most well-known residents of kurseong include mark Twain, Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore, Abanindra Nath Tagore, Sister Nivedita and Subhash Chandra Bose.


Kurseong is a place with natural beauty, located in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal state. This place is naturally gifted. Surroundings of the city offer you amazing sightseeing. You can visit and see various tea plantation, lush green forests, tropical vegetation and meandering rivers. Flora and fauna make the surroundings more fascinating. Get more exotic information through Kurseong Travel guide.


Apart from the natural beauty, you can also visit various religious places which include The Ambhotia Shiva Temple, Giddapahar Durga Mata Mandir, Jagdish Mandir and much more. Kurseong is also known as Kharsang which means the ‘land of the White Orchids’ in the Lepcha language. In 1835 this city was ceded to the British Empire by the Chogyal. Kurseong Travel guide provides you with the most exciting information about this hill station. You can also take a toy ride and see the surroundings.

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