Kurseong, West Bengal, India

Kurseong

Kurseong

West Bengal, India

Kurseong: The Land of White Orchids. The name behind this quaint little town situated close to Darjeeling has an obvious reason. The hill-slopes of Kurseong are home to innumerable white orchids that make the landscape look bright and beautiful. A hill station, located around 30 Km from Darjeeling, Kurseong is locally known as “Kharsang”. Kharsang, in Lepcha language, means ‘Land of White Orchids’.

Kurseong Travel Tips

Temperatures here tend to vary a little. Although it does get humid during certain parts of the year, temperatures feel pleasant all through. There are only a couple of weeks in the winter months when it could feel really cold. The fair amount of humidity leads to precipitation for almost 6 months in a year.

Kurseong Facts

Since the year 1880, this has been a place for rejuvenation of the mind, soul and body. The British Viceroys would escape to this hill station to recover from illnesses. It continues to be an escape destination from the nation’s heatwaves.

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

Bagdodara is the nearest airport to Kurseong. It is connected to Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati. The estimated distance from Bagdogra to Kurseong is about 60 km.

Train
Train By Train

You can easily get regular trains to New Jalpaiguri Railaway Station (NJP) from other major cities of the country. The estimated distance from New Jalpaiguri Railaway Station (NJP) near Siliguri to Kurseong is about 57 km. Toy Train from Darjeeling to Kurseong takes about two hour and a half covering a distance of approx 31 kms.

Car
Car By Road

The original road connecting Siliguri in the plains and Darjeeling is known as the Hill Cart Road. Through this route, the distance from Bagdogra Airport or NJP to Kurseong is about 54 km. Though this is the longest route, it offers some great mountain views to tourists.

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