Kurseong Hill Station India
Situated 30 km south of Darjeeling, Kurseong is a hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal. The literal meaning of the word Kurseong is the place of White Orchid as there is abundance of orchid in this region. With an elevation of a 1458m the place has emerged as tourists favorite. The popularity of this tourist destination lies in milder climate and a culture of hospitality.
This small yet beautiful hill station in the hills of Himalays has its own interesting features. The main market situated around Hill Cart Road, also known as Tenzing Norgay Road offers a beautiful insight into the way of life in Kurseong. This market remains abuzz with tourist activities round the year.
The history of Kurseong dates back to 1835 when the British annexed it from the chogyal (monarch) of Sikkim. In due course of time, this small village emerged as a preferred summer resort of British officials in India. Due to its pleasant climate a host of sanatoriums were made so that the people with ailments could recover from their illness.
Getting to Kurseong is not difficult as it is situated 45 kilometers from Siliguri. The nearest airport of is Bagdogra near Siliguri while nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri.
This small summer destination of Kurseong is known for producing one of the costliest varieties of tea. During their stay at summer destination of Kurseong the tourists can go to visit places like St Mary's Hill, Groto church, Forestry museum, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Museum, Museum of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Giddha Pahar, St Andrew's church, St Paul's Church and other tourist attractions in vicinity. Your tours to Kurseong will be one of the treasured moments of your life.