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Kurseong is a peaceful hill station surrounded by some beautiful tea gardens. The pollution-free climate and pleasing atmosphere of Kurseong make it an ideal resort to beat the summer's heat. The Makaibari Tea Estate and Forest Museum on Dow Hills are its main attractions. It also makes a mid-trip halting place between Siliguri on the plains and Darjeeling hills.
Situated at an altitude of 1458 m, Kurseong's natural advantages make it a captivating tourist destination.

Located at a lower elevation for those who dislike the severe winters of Darjeeling, Kurseong enjoys a milder and a healthy climate throughout the year.

The rich flora of Kurseong town and surroundings is fascinating, and it has aptly been described as a 'Botanists' Paradise'. With the first showers in May, after a relatively dry winter and spring, the river-


beds glitter in the light of the sun like silver lines, while the sunlight and dappled shadows play hide and seek on the higher slopes of the valley. Sometimes on a clear day, one can see the clouds piling up in the plains and advancing slowly but relentlessly to cover the foothills.

Apart from the charrn and beauty that Nature has bestowed upon Kurseong, the tourism infrastructure in Kurseong is fast developing.

A picnic at Kettle Valley Picnic Spot at Dilaram Tea Estate, on the banks of the river Rinchengtong, offers one a rare opportunity to play in its crystal clear waters in the backdrop of snow-clad mountains.

Trekking from Kurseong to surrounding areas is most fascinating. The best one-day trekking route is from Kurseong to Mirikvia Namsu and Balasun river.

How to Reach

At a distance of 51 km from Siliguri and 30 km from Darjeeling. From Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri/Siliguri.the road/railway track passes through Kurseong.
Airport — Bagdogra (120 km)
Railhead— Newjalpaiguri (58km) (Broad Gauge)
Rood - Siliguri (51 km) is the gateway to Kurseong and other places in the region.

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