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Kurseong


Rolling plains crammed with tea plantationsand green hills speckled closely with conifer forests. The lush tea plantations that are plastered across the hills - like the Castleton Tea Estate or the Jungpana, Ambootia, Castleton, Ghoomtee or Makaibari – are interesting spots to visit. Kurseong is a town in Darjeeling district in the northern part of West Bengal, India. Kurseong is approximately 45 kilometers from Siliguri Bengal. The airport of Siliguri is known as Bagdogra while the major railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP). It takes nearly 2 hours to reach Kurseong if you travel by Hill Cart Road, the comfortable and scenic link running parallel to the (currently disrupted) railway tracks or about one hour using the Old Army Road (Pankhabari Road), which is steeper. Guest just relax or move around the town, tea gardens or the parks. Guest can enjoy the cool mountain breeze. The town is small, clean and sparsely populated. Eagles Crag provides panoramic view of Kurseong Town and the plains of Siliguri. One can view Himalayan peaks for sunrise. One can visit traditional tea estate which offers insight in its history, the art of tea processing, and its pioneering work in biodynamic practices. One can also meet the workers up-close wandering the fields between the villages making up the estates. Some of the worlds best Tea are produced here. One can buy beautiful tea from the Tea Estates' outlets or from shops available in plenty. Warm cloth like woolen garments / jackets can be purchased from shops located on Tenzing Norgay / Hill Cart Road. One can visit various restaurants here and taste Momos, the Tibetan version of dumplings. One can also stay and enjoy Tea Tour, Visit Tea Estate and observe Tea Manufacturing, Tea details are also shown to guest visiting solely for tea tourism

Situated at an altitude of 1458 meters / 4860 feet the word Kurseong means – the place of White Orchid. It is the peace, serenity and the healthy climate that attracted many a great person like Rabindranath Tagore, Abanindranath Tagore, Atul Prasad Sen, Sister Nivedita, Mark Twain and Subash Chandra Bose was interned by the colonial government for a couple of months in 1936 in a house at Giddapahar near Kurseong.

Kurseong spread all over lovely tea gardens alongfew Home stay worth staying like Kettle Valley in Dilaram, Mamring, Chatakpur, Makaibari, etc. Bagora is a nice location with forest Bungalow nearly 18 kilometers from Kurseong.It is situated at an altitude of 7150 feet  and is known for its variety of birds, forest of oak, pine, rhododendrons, etc. During winter one can see Orange cultivation. Chimney village is nearly 30 minutes drive from Buggura, the name Chimney comes from a tall Chimney in the village that has been existing since the British days. The Old Military road passes through the village and by the old chimney. Trek to Mungpo or Senchel Lake is also exciting.

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Kurseong is a town in Darjeeling district in the northern part of West Bengal, India and can be assesed from Siliguri by road. Kurseong is approximately 45 kilometers from Siliguri in West Bengal, India. The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport (IXB) nearly 50 kilometers while the major railway station is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) also at a distance of 50 kilometers. Its a two hours drive from Siliguri. Darjeeling is another 45 kilometers from Kurseong and is nearly 2 hours drive.
From Bagora, a road goes all the way to Latpanchar and beyond. Another road at the upper level leads to the Indian Air Force station.

Tags: Makaibari Stay, Tea Tourism, Chatakpur, Sittong, Buggura, Bagora, Tea Tourism Stay, Transfer to Selim Hills, Chatakpur stay, Kettle valley Home stay, Mamring Home stay, Darjeeling visit, Tea Garden visit

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