Kurseong is a place with natural beauty, located in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal state. This place is naturally gifted. Surroundings of the city offer you amazing sightseeing. You can visit and see various tea plantation, lush green forests, tropical vegetation and meandering rivers. Flora and fauna make the surroundings more fascinating. Get more exotic information through Kurseong Travel guide.
Apart from the natural beauty, you can also visit various religious places which include The Ambhotia Shiva Temple, Giddapahar Durga Mata Mandir, Jagdish Mandir and much more. Kurseong is also known as Kharsang which means the land of the White Orchids in the Lepcha language. In 1835 this city was ceded to the British Empire by the Chogyal. Kurseong Travel guide provides you with the most exciting information about this hill station. You can also take a toy ride and see the surroundings.
Situated at an altitude of 1458 mts (4860ft.), Kurseong is 51 km from Siliguri and 30 km from Darjeeling. The word Kurseong means the place of White Orchid. Because of its lower elevation, Kurseong enjoys milder and very healthy climate throughout the year.
It is the peace, serenity and the healthy climate that attracted many a great person to this place. Some of the famous poems and songs of Guru Rabindranath Tagore were composed in Kurseong. The magic painter, Abanindranath Tagore and 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. It is learnt that Mark Twain spent some time in Kurseong in 1885, Fazlul Haque the Prime Minister of undivided Bengal also stayed here. Netaji Subash Chandra Bose was interned by the colonial government for a couple of months in 1936 in a house at Giddapahar near Kurseong.