Destination : Kurseong- Land of White Orchids
Duration : 2 Nights / 3 Days
Best Time to Book Kurseong Package Tour : March, April, May, June, September and November 2020
Attractions of Darjeeling Tour :
Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Darjeeling Ropeway, Darjeeling Mall, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tenzing Rock, Darjeeling Rock Garden, Japanese Temple, Peace Pagoda, Mirik, Mirik Lake, Pashupati Market, Nightingale Park, Singalila National Park, Tinchuley, Happy Valley Tea Estate, Darjeeling Observatory Hill, Ghoom Monastery
Pickup & Drop for Darjeeling Package Tour : Bagdogra International Airport (IXB) [Airport Road, Bagdogra, Siliguri, West Bengal 734421] / NJP Station
TRAVEL DISTANCES TO REMEMBER FOR KURSEONG TOUR
Kurseong is located in Darjeeling district and is on National Highway NH 55 (I.e. Hill Cart Road) that originates from Siliguri and goes all the way to Darjeeling. It's about mid way to Darjeeling and you can easily combine a couple of nights stay here when you plan a vacation in and around Darjeeling. The altitude of Kurseong is moderate 4,864 ft and therefore the climate for most part of the year also remains temperate. However it can get quite cold during the winter.
From Siliguri, the distance to Kurseong is 51kms. From New Jalpaiguri (NJP) station, the distance is about 57 kms and from Bagdogra airport Kurseong is 60kms. From Bagdogra the usual route is via Matigara and Rohini. From NJP and Siliguri, the public transports would usually take the Hill Cart Road unless it's closed for some reason. It takes about 2 hours to reach Kurseong from both Bagdogra and NJP. Darjeeling is about 33 kms from Kurseong and takes about 1 hour 15 minutes to reach.
- How to reach Kurseong by flight
There is no direct flight connectivity to Kurseong. The nearest airport is in Bagdogra, around 41 km away from the same. You can take a bus or a taxi to reach Kurseong.
Nearest Airport: BAGDOGRA
Tentative return flight prices to BAGDOGRA from major cities in India.
- How to reach Kurseong by road
Regular bus services ply to and fro the city of Kurseong. They operate on a daily basis, whether day or night, from places like Kolkata, Kharagpur, etc. You can also take shared taxis or cabs for the same route.
- How to reach Kurseong by train
There is no direct rail connectivity to Kurseong. New Jalpaiguri railway station is the nearest railway station to the site, 44 km away from the same.
Ghum to Darjeeling (8km)
kurseong TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Day - 01 - Arrival at Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri and transfer to Kurseong - Kurseong is a hill station and sub-divisional town in the Darjeeling district of the Indian state of West Bengal - Located at an altitude of 1458 metres / 4783 feet - It is Kurseong is 32 kilometres from Darjeeling - The nearest airport is at Bagdogra Airport (IXB) and the nearest major railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is about 53 kilometres - The economy is based primarily on education and tourism - and has a pleasant climate throughout the year - Kurseong is 47 kilometres from Siliguri via Hill cart road and is connected to the city by road and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway - The economy is based primarily on Tea, education and tourism - Evening visit the local area, shopping centre and DHR railway station - Night stay at Kurseong Hotel / Homestay
Day - 02 - Sightseeing at Kurseong - Early morning breakfast - Next visit few of the places of interest - For religious tourist are Ambootia Shiva Temple, Giddha Pahar Sita Ram Mandir, Giddahpahar Durga Mata Mandir, Jagdish Mandir, Buddhist Gompa in Monteviot, Kunsang Choiling Monastery at Upper Naya Busty, Juma Mosque in Hat Bazaar, Goretto and Catholic church in St. Mary's Hill - Natural places of interest are Eagle's Craig, Deer Park now known as Dowhill Park, The Kholas (Water Falls - Springs) like Whistle Khola (named by the British, as there is a bend and the toy train whistles when passing through it) - The Kettle Valley, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Museum and NSC Bose Institute of Asiatic Studies, in the house of his elder brother, Sarat Chandra Bose at Giddhapahar area - Netaji was interned in this house by the British government in the late thirties, Chimney & Naya Busty Parkabove the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Museum -- Evening visit the local area, shopping centre and DHR railway station - Night stay at Kurseong Hotel / Home stay
Day - 02 - Visit any of the Tea Estate - Early morning breakfast - Next one can visit any of the nearby Tea estates - One has to inform early for permission - Tea was first introduced in the mid-19th century by the British, the sprawling tea estates, clubs and bungalows are reminiscent of a grand lifestyle - Few of the Worlds best Tea estate is situated in this region - One can first visit garden to experience the art of plucking tea leaves - Next One will visit the Tea factory to watch those tea leaves being processed into made tea the unique experience for tea tourism and tea garden which will enchant and mesmerise all - Tea Processing observation includes Withering - Fermentation - Drying - Sorting - Packing are the main process while processing tea - Ambootia, Makaibari, Castleton, Giddapahar are some of the best gardens in this area - Stay at Kettle Valley, Makaibari, Selim Hills for Tea Tourism is also possible - Evening visit the local area, shopping centre and DHR railway station - Night stay at Kurseong Hotel / Homestay
Day - 03 - Departure to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri- Drive to Siliguri on the way to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) - Early Morning breakfast - After breakfast transfer to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) - It’s a drive of approximately 50 kilometres and it is 01½ - 02 hours drive by scenic road - The drive will be through beautiful Tea Estate and gradually down through Mahananda Wildlife sanctuary - The way has pleasant climate and scenic beauty – Halt at Garidhura or similar location for Tea - For photography and a refreshment break – Drop to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri - Guest are advised to start early and not to rush - Forwarding Journey