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KURSEONG

Kurseong is about 45 kilometers from Siliguri the gateway to North Bengal. The airport of Siliguri is known as Bagdogra while the major railway station is New Jalpaiguri. It takes approximately 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.
Kurseong is home to the costliest teas in the world. World famous Castleton, Ambotia and Makaibari tea gardens produce the most delicate aromas of all black teas known to mankind.

You just relax or move around the town, tea gardens or the parks. Enjoy the cool mountain breeze. The town is small, clean and relatively uncrowded.

·         YOU CAN WALK TO EAGLE\’S CRAG (DURPIN DHARA) OR TREK (OR TAKE A TAXI) TO DEER\’S PARK. EAGLES CRAG PROVIDES PANORAMIC VIEW OF KURSEONG TOWN AND THE PLAINS OF SILIGURI. YOU CAN VIEW HIMALAYAN PEAKS WITH THEIR GOLDEN GLOW FOR SUNRISE.

·         TREK TO BALASON RIVER BUT TAKE LOCAL ADVICE FOR THAT.

·         YOU CAN ALSO VISIT ST MARY\’S HILL AND VISIT THE GROTO CHURCH.

·         FORESTRY MUSEUM.

·         DARJEELING HIMALAYAN RAILWAY MUSEUM AT KURSEONG RAILWAY STATION.

·         MUSEUM OF NETAJI SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE ON GIDDHA PAHAR.

·         HERITAGE CHURCHES SUCH AS ST ANDREW\’S CHURCH, ST PAUL\’S.

·         MAKAIBARI TEA ESTATE, (4KM ALONG PANKHABARI RD SOUTH WEST OF TOWN, 1KM BELOW COCHRANE PLACE), TRADITIONAL TEA ESTATE WHICH OFFERS INSIGHT IN ITS HISTORY, THE ART OF TEA PROCESSING, AND ITS PIONEERING WORK IN BIODYNAMIC PRACTICES (NOW DEMETER CERTIFIED). YOU CAN MEET THE WORKERS UP-CLOSE WANDERING THE FIELDS BETWEEN THE 7 VILLAGES MAKING UP THE ESTATE.

 

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