Places for tourist interest in Kurseong

Ambotia Shiva Mandir

Around 5 kilometres from Kurseong town, the Shiva Temple situated at Ambotia Tea Estate is well worth a detour. The Ambotia landslide drops 1,000 metres and is 1.5 kilometres wide, offering beautiful views and scenery on all sides.

Eagle’s Craig

Situated around 1 kilometre from Kurseong’s railway station, Eagle’s Craig is ideal spot for a romantic view of the surrounding hills and plains, and is especially famous for its sunsets.

Giddhapahar Mandir

At only 2 kilometres from kurseong bazaar, the Giddhapahar Mandir is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the most revered temples in the Darjeeling hills. A festival is held here on Shiva Ratri, the Night of the Lord Shiva, usually in February.





Makaibari Tea Estate

Located 4 kilometres from the town, the Makaibari Tea Estate is open to visitors who are interested to experience firsthand the manufacturing of this plantation’s famous tea.

Deer Park

The Deer Park on DowHill, 4 kilometres from town, houses an amusement park, a forest museum and a school. It’s a great place to take kids. Transportation to Kurseong is readily available from Darjeeling Gangtok or Siliguri. Taxi and jeep services are frequent, and no prior booking are needed.




Forest Museum

The forest museum is also located in Dow Hill and is overseen by the forest department. You will get to know the types of animals that inhabited the forest area here in the past when you visit the museum.


The grotto houses the statue of Virgin Mary and is located in a beautiful surrounding that takes you to another place and time. It is a peaceful place and peace is what you feel when you’re there. Devotees light candles and pray to God here; it is also frequented by young couples because it offers seclusion.

Bhangzang Salamander Lake

It is located 14 km from Kurseong. In the past, it used to be a favorite place for the British and people from the neighboring towns used to hang out here frequently. A relatively unknown getaway among the tourist destinations in Darjeeling brought to you by naturebeyond. It is a beautiful green-tinged lake that shelters the rarest and most endangered species of salamanders – a species under threat of extinction.

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