At an altitude of 1458mt, Kurseong is tiny and bustling hill town best known among the travelers for its daunting league of tea estates and soothing weather. Located 30km from Darjeeling the Queen of hills Kurseong is the home of costliest tea leaves in the world. World famous Castleton, Ambotia and Makaibari tea gardens produce the most delicate aromas of all black teas known to mankind, making Kurseong a paradise for all tea addicts. The word Kurseong means the valley of White Orchid.
For the past decade Kurseong has been the place of inspiration for many artistic minds, assisting them with the creation of their master piece. The serene ambiance and pleasant weather has attracted those artists to the home of the daunting tea garden. Kurseong is also full of beautiful tea gardens, forests and year round vegetation on the hill slopes. If lucky travelers can get magnificent views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Kabrue and Jannu, and the meandering rivers Teesta and Mahananda flowing downwards to the lower plains and meadows from Kurseong. There are many places to explore in the small yet bustling town apart from the lush tea gardens like temples & churches, museums, as well as famous historic schools that were setup during the British colonial days which has given Kurseong another name the school town, it has hyped the interest of travelers visiting Kurseong. Visitors can witness the astounding site of the majestic Mt Kanchenjunga on a clear day from Giddapahar View Point a 15min car ride along the hill cart road from Kurseong or can be mesmerized by the panoramic view of Siliguri along with valley and rivers’ surrounding it from the watch tower of Eagle Craig sited amidst the well manicured garden and during evening the view from the watch tower more magical when the city is twinkling with thousands of lights. Blessed with moderate climate and beautiful surrounding every season has its own charm in Kurseong but still best times to relish the serene ambiance and scenic beauty of Kurseong are between March end and May and between the end of August and October.
Endowed with the rich flora and fauna along with the pictorial sites from temples to museum, tea gardens to view point Kurseong has been a place which has inspired many artist and ensnared the heart of many travelers by its surreal beauty. Kurseong is an ideal place for all the travelers who like to dwell in the lush tea garden whilst staying in a place which has inspired many great people.