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Nestled in the lush greenery of pine, fir and birch forests, at an altitude of 1,458 mts., the picturesque tourist resort of Kurseong is a place of unforgettable charm. 32 km. away from Darjeeling, famous for its natural bounty of orchids, Kurseong is endearingly called Land of the White Orchid.

Situated at an altitude of 1458 Mts. (4864 ft), 51 kms from Siliguri and 30 kms from Darjeeling, Kurseong's natural advantages make it a very attractive tourist destination.

  It is the peace, serenity and the healthy climate of Kurseong that attracted many a great person to this place. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's residence was in Kurseong. Kaviguru Rabindra Nath Tagore and the great composer Atul Prasad Sen got inspiration for some of their famous works around Kurseong. Sister Nivedita, the great disciple of Swami Vivekananda made Kurseong her home.

    The rich flora of Kurseong town and surroundings is fascinating, and it has aptly been described as a 'Botanist's Paradise'.


Ambotia Shiv Mandir

It is located at a distance of 5 km from the Kurseong town, this Shiv shrine is situated amidst the orange, orchids and Ambotia Tea Estate. One can also visit Ambotia landslide, which is the second largest landslide in Asia.

Dow Hill

The Dow Hill which merges into Jalapahar at Darjeeling is a part of a ridge which rises abruptly to 6000 feet and culminates on one side to a spot called Chimney and the Tiger Hill in the north.

Eagle's Craig

Where you can find well developed tourist complex. From the garden there, the impassive face of Kanchenjunga may be seen along with other peaks.

Hotels of Kurseong

Kurseong Tourist Lodge &
Kurseong Day Center

(West Bengal Tourism Dev. Corpn.)
Ph. 44409
Amerjeet Hotel
Hill Cart Road
Ph. 44678
Bikas Fooding & Lodging
Mandir Road
Ph. 44364
Delhi Darbar
118T. N. Road
Ph. 44364
Hotel Jeet Bar & Restaurant
Hill Cart Road
Ph. 44231
Hotel Shyams
34 Hill Cart Road
Ph. 44261, 44620
L. M. B. Lodge
52 HIll Cart Road
Ph. 44522.
Luxury Hotel & Restaurant
Hill Cart Road
Ph. 44236
Shyams Batoi Hotel & Restaurant
Hill Cart Road
Ph . 44240


Buntys Hotel & Restaurant
30,B.D.Road Kurseong.
Phone : 44739
Hotel Shyams Batloi
47 T.N.Road. Kurseong.
Phone : 44240
Luxury Hotel & Restaurant
72,T.N.Road. Kurseong.
Phone : 44321
Hill Top Restaurant & Bar
11/A-1, T.N. Road. Kurseong.
Phone : 44703
Jeet Hotel Restaurant & Bar
70/A, Hill Cart Road.
Maya Restaurant & GuestHouse
Saria Lodge
36/3 S.S.Road. (M.V. Road)
Kurseong. Phone : 44282/624
Hotel Amarjee Restaurant & Bar
12, T.N. Road. Kurseong.
Phone : 44-669/678
Kurseong Tourist Lodge
Hill cart Road. Kurseong.
Phone : 44409
Shyams Hotel & Restaurant
Phone : 44-261/620
Hotel Delhi Durbar & Restaurant
118,T.N.Road. Kurseong.
Phone : 44084
L.M.B. Lodge
52, Hill Cart Road. Kurseong.
Phone : 44307
Tripati Lodge
40, B.D.Road. Kurseong.
Phone : 440180


  Area:   5.05 sq km.
  Altitude:   1458 mts.(4864 fts)
  Population:   18,000 (1991 Cencus)
  Annual Rainfal:   160 inches
  Best Season:   March to mid June and mid Sept. to Dec.
  Clothing Required:   Light Woolen and tropicals in summer and heavy woolens in winter.
  Languages Spoken:   English, Gorkha , Bengali and Hindi.


From Calcutta -

By Air :

   A 50 minutes hop . Daily Flights are operated by Indian Airlines / Jet Airways to Bagdogra (Siliguri), which is the nearest Airport. For more details please contact the nearest Airlines office.

By Train :

   Overnight journey. The famous Darjeeling Mail besides other trains operate on daily basis to the nearest railhead at New Jalpaiguri (Siliguri). You may also opt to travel from New Jalpaiguri by the quaint little "Toy Train"which winds its way up the hills to Darjeeling.

By Road :

   A fleet of luxury State/Private buses run over night to Siliguri.From Siliguri buses, jeeps and private taxis are available to Kurseong.

From New Delhi-

By Air :

   A 2hr. flight. Indian Airlines and Jet Airways operate tri-weekly and daily flights to Bagdogra (siliguri) respectively.

By Train :

   A 24 hr. journey. The prestigious Rajdhani Express beside other fast trains run on a regular basis to New Jalpaiguri, the nearest Railhead.
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