KURSEONG " Kurseong Delight"
The local name of Kurseong is called "Kharsang" which in the Lepcha language means "Land of the White Orchids". Kurseong is 47 km from Siliguri and is connected to the city by road and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The nearest airport is at Bagdogra.The nearest major railway station is New Jalpaiguri [NJP], which is about 53 kilometers from Kurseong. The town is based mainly on schools and tourism. The best times to visit Kurseong are between March end and May and between the end of August and October.
Kurseong was ceded to the British Empire by the chogyal (monarch) of Sikkim in 1835. Later in 1880, the small hamlet became a tourist destination for the colonial authorities and was a preferred place for sanatoriums where the sick would recuperate.
Elevation : (1500 m)
Population : 43 thousand approx.
Weather : Winter - Minimum 4 °C , Maximum 12 °C ( Approx )
Summer - Minimum 8 °C , Maximum 20 °C ( Approx )
Humidity : 59%
Best Time to Visit : March , April , May , June-Mid , October / November / December .
Language Used : Nepali , Hindi , English , Bengali Etc
Popular Spots Of Sightseeing are
Eagle's Craig, Dowhill Road, Makaibari Tea Estates Factory, Paglajhora Falls, Dowhill Eco Park
St.Mary's Hill Church, Dowhill Deer Park, Rohini View Point
HOW TO REACH
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The main Road to Kurseong is from National Highway number 10 . It is a distance of 53 kilometers from Siliguri and approximately 124 kilometers from Bagdogra Airport (IXB) and New Jalpaiguri station (NJP).
The nearest Railway Station from Kurseong is New Jalpaiguri approximately 53 kilometer 2 Hours drive. New Jalpaiguri and is well connected to almost all Railway station of India. Tourist destinations of the region including Bhutan & Nepal .
The nearest Airport from Kurseong is Bagdogra Airport (IXB) approximately 53 kilometers and 2 Hours drive. Bagdogra airport is served by regular flights of Indian Airlines, Spice Jet, Kingfisher and Jet Airways from Kolkata, Guwahati and Delhi. The airport is well connected by road to all the tourist destinations of the region including Bhutan & Nepal .