Offbeat Destinations (Part 5) - Kurseong

Kurseong, also known as "The land of White Orchids" is located close to Darjeeling and is famous for waterfalls, temples, Buddhist gompas, and most importantly, the mystical and magical view that is on offer.

For most of the year, the weather is pleasant with a touch of cool, but inspite of that, it doesn't experience a lot of hustle and bustle from the tourists.

Apart from this, it rains a fair amount in the monsoon and that's important to keep the lust green flora and fauna of the place alive.

If you visit this place and wait till sunset, you will be offered a panoramic view of the tea plantations, lush green forests and the snow-clad mountains in the distance with colorful sunset skies filling the scene with different shades of colors.

If you are lucky, you will be able to see the mystical views of jungles covered with a thick fog and the light shining through it.

Foggy weather is really normal here and adds to the mystical touch.

White orchids from which Kurseong gets it's name.

How to reach Kurseong?

Kurseong, although remote it may look, is well connected by road and railway. By rail, you can take the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and get down at Kurseong.

By road, you can take a cab from Darjeeling and enjoy the awesome views along the road. If you are coming by air, the nearest airport is at Bagdogra. The nearest major railway station is at New Jalpaiguri which is about 53 km.

Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway.