Kurseong | The Land of White Orchids

Kurseong (কার্শিয়াং) located only 47 kms away from Siliguri and situated on 4800 ft above sea level. It’s a small amazing hill station, very near of charming Darjeeling in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. Kurseong can be a good option for Puja vacation, you can spend few days at Kurseong during Durga puja. The name Kurseong derived from local Lepcha language, which is ‘Kharsang’, meaning ‘Land of the White Orchids’.

          In my opinion, best attraction of Kurseong is fog, so many form of fog can be seen here. Kurseong is on the way to Darjeeling from Siliguri, maximum number of people thinks Kurseong as halt destination, but I will recommend staying here to feel and explore misty unexplored Kurseong.

          Kurseong is a very small town, total area only 5 sq. kms, number of cool places are scattered around the town. Railway station is one of the main attractions of the town, this is a really nice place to spend time. Also take a visit to historical railway museum, which is within the station campus.

          Take a small walk through Kurseong railway station to ‘Eagle’s Craig view point’, from here you can see charming view of whole Kurseong town. Famous Makaibari Tea Estate and tea processing unit just beside main Kurseong town, taste a cup tea here.

          Also you can take sightseeing tour to Netaji house, rain forest near Dow Hill School, St. Pauls Church, Choiling Monastery, Monteviot gompa and Singell Tea Estate.

Accommodation in Kurseong

Few hotels are there around main road and railway station, but now am going to discuss about accommodation in homestay around Kurseong.

Constantia Cottage Homestay: This homestay located at AB Path, Fatakdara, on the road toward Castleton Tea Factory, far away from the crowd of town. They provide nice spacious rooms for guest with western bathrooms and a fully functional kitchen. The rooms are very cozy and clean and view from the balcony is excellent. Tariff starts from Rs. 1200 to Rs.1700 for standard rooms.

Aama Homestay: This is a family run project by experienced people in hospitality industry one of the best place to stay at Kurseong.


Room Type


Luxury Studio Apartment

Rs. 5000 per person per night (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Standard Rooms

Rs. 2500 per person per night (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner)


Kettle Valley Homestay: This homestay located just 10 kms away from Kurseong town, on the way to Darjeeling a place call Dilaram. They provide two rooms for comfortable stay with western style toilets, with private balcony facing the Kurseong town. Tariff starts from Rs.200 per person per night with food. 

How to Reach Kurseong

Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) well connected with rest of India, so many train plays daily service to and from Kolkata. Direct cars or taxi available from NJP, Siliguri and Bagdogra airport. It will take around more or less 2 hrs. journey through hill cart road.

          Nearest airport is Bagdogra (IXB), situated on 41 kms away from Kurseong. 

Best Season to Visit Kurseong

Kurseong can be visited throughout the year except monsoon season, but best time to visit is Kurseong is post monsoon or autumn.

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