What was a small roadside village on the way to Darjeeling is the bustling Kurseong town today. Tourism is the main reason for people to visit and stay for some days in this hill-town. Tour to Darjeeling can never be complete without Kurseong sightseeing. Situated in the lower altitude of Eastern Himalayan foothills, the town and its surrounding places have a charming appeal for the travellers.
This is one of the most visited viewpoints in the Darjeeling region. A garden on the top of hill is accessed by a concrete stairway and amuses the tourists. There is a watchtower, from where the sight of the surrounding valley is amazing on a clear day. There is a water reservoir too that provides water to the whole town.
Dow hill is probably the most visited tourist places in Kurseong, as it has plenty to offer. A large part of this hill is covered in deep jungle and that attracts many people to visit the wildlife there again and again. Apart from that, the park, forest museum, water reservoir, rest house, schools for girls and boys are some points of tourist interest.
There are three railway museums of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and one of them is inside the premise of Kurseong Railway Station. It has historical artefacts and various exhibits and treasures of DHR to showcase. You can purchase a ticket from the office and have a look at these items.
There is a viewpoint in one of the many hills of Kurseong, named Giddapahar. The roadside viewpoint is quite a good opportunity to have to look at the valleys below and the hills and mountain peaks around, including Mt Kanchenjunga. The hill also has a religious importance because of the age-old Seti Mata Mandir and idol of the goddess.
Probably each and every tea-lover is well-known with the flavoured and aromatic tea of Makaibari. The Makaibari Tea Estate is within 3 km from Kurseong town and a hub for production of finest tea varieties. The tea-estate is a great opportunity to experience the life of tea-gardens and local village of Kurseong.
At the backdrop of tranquil and mesmerising ambience of Kurseong hills, this house was actually a private house of Sarat Chandra Bose, where Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was kept captive by British rulers between 1933 and 1935. Beds, tables, chairs and other furniture, used by Netaji are showcased here, along with his articles, letters etc.
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