Located at an altitude of 1,458 metres, Kurseong
is a hill station in Darjeeling
district of West Bengal
. It is famous for its tea estates and British era boarding schools and its economy is primarily based on education and tourism. The name ‘Kurseong’ comes from the Lepcha word, Kharsang
which means "Land of the White Orchids" as the valley is dotted with white orchids. Tea lovers can go for an informative visit to the tea garden factories where they can see and learn about tea making process. Travellers will find many hotels in Kurseong
which offer peaceful location, warm hospitality and fine dining facilities.
Kurseong offers its visitors many tourist attractions like Buddhist Gomphas (monasteries), Deer Park
, Eagle Craig
, Jagdish Mandir
, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Museum and Naya Busty Park. One can visit Kurseong any time of the year as the temperature remains pleasantly cool in all seasons. The nearest airport is Bagdogra
Airport which is situated 60 km away and the closest railway station is Siliguri
which is based at a distance of 50 km.