Beautiful Hill Stations In India - Kurseong

Kurseong is a popular hill station located at an altitude of 1,458 meters above sea level on the outskirts of Darjeeling. The word 'Kurseong' means the location of white orchids. It has received this name due to the abundance of beautiful white orchids that bloom on its mountain slopes.

Kersiang Mount Kanchenjunga (the third highest mountain peak in the world), is a secluded panoramic place for spectacular views of Kabru and Jannu as well as the rivers of Teesta and Mahananda. The toy train, whistling and walking on the track through the Maddow of Kurseong, creates a romantic atmosphere for people of all ages.

The place is situated at a lower altitude than Darjeeling and hence, the climate remains delightful throughout the year. The hill station has many tourist spots such as Salamander Lake, which was a favorite boating spot for the British. The lake also has the rarest and endangered species of salamander.

In addition, there is a Forest Museum which has bones and wooden artifacts as well as models of dams, forest houses, etc. Kurseong also houses some fantastic and famous British schools such as the Dowhills Girls 'School and the Victoria Boys' School.

The quiet climate and pleasant climate of Kurseong has attracted many celebrities in the past. Guru Rabindranath Tagore composed some of his most famous songs and poems here. Sister Nivedita, the disciple of Swami Vivekananda, made this place his home. Mark Twain also spent some time of his life here. Although, Kurseong is most popularly associated with Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, he was imprisoned by the British in a bungalow here. The bungalow has now been converted into a museum, and exhibits furniture and other objects used by Netaji.

Historically, Kurseong was handed over to the British in 1835, and in 1980, when the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) toy train track expanded it attracted tourist attention.

Apart from its natural beauty, this hill is also quite infamous for its haunting experiences. Probably very few people are aware of the fact that there are many places where unusual experiences / negative energy have been encountered.

Dow Hills, famous for its mountain beauty, is always in the spotlight for its scary experiences. There is a hilly road here which has been named the road of death. This road is said to be between Dow Hill and Forest Office. Here often the lumberjacks of the village come to the forest to cut the girl from where it passes through the road. Local experts believe that they have seen a beheaded boy walking and running here. Local experts believe that here they have seen a beheaded boy walking and running.

Many scary local tales have been added in the name of this cut ghost. The locals say that this circuit ghost suddenly starts chasing anyone. People have mentioned many scary nights in this incident. People have even said that that evil power stares at people with its red eyes. Besides, people have also mentioned the existence of someone else's soul. That woman appears in these deserted streets or forests after evening.

The forests of the Dow Hills really feel quite scary. People believe that the air of these forests is evil. It is believed that some parts of the forest are cursed, whoever tries to go there loses his mental balance. Experts believe that sometimes a person loses his mental balance and tries to kill himself. So often the locals forbid the tourists to go inside the dense forest.


Kurseong is located 587 km from Kolkata and 30 km from Darjeeling. You can reach here by all three routes. The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport, apart from this you can also resort to Kolkata Airport.Although there is no main broad gauge or meter gauge line, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is the main railway communication system of the city. This train can board from Siliguri junction. Its distance from Siliguri is about 50 km due to the inaccessible highlands by rail. It takes about 4 hours, which means it can run at a speed of 13 km per hour.



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