Kurseong is called the land of white orchid. Derived from the Lepcha word Khorsang, this place came to limelight only when the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway became popular. Located only 35 kilometers from Darjeeling, Kurseong was only known for its boarding schools and colleges. It only came to limelight for travellers in recent times.
Lush tea gardens, Gidda view point and lovely monastery on the hill top makes it more perfect for a stay. During season the land is full of white orchids. Be it for Makaibari Tea Estate or the Margaret’s Hope tea garden, Kurseong is perfect for a peaceful holiday. Enjoy walks and hikes from the Gidda Pahar region to reach the Deer park. What can be more fascinating than walking through the forests to reach the Deer Park.
On way you can encounter barking deers, leopards and wild boars. The village of chimney, more known for salamanders, is a hike away from Kurseong town. There are a handful of homestays in Kurseong but each one is special in its own way. Stay in Kurseong, learn the culture, explore the hills, mountains and sip a cup of tea to make it more special. Make your stay more than just a vacation.