Kurseong - The land of
Kurseong – The land white orchid,
is a perfect place for people who want to derive the pleasures
of an alpine surrounding. Due to heavy rain fall at the place,
it often compared with Cherapunji of Meghalaya. The natural
beauty of Kurseong has also attracted and inspired many famous
personalities like Rabindranath Tagore, Netaji Subhash Chandra
Bose and Sister Nivedita etc. The house where Netaji Subhash
Chandra Bose stayed is still restored in Giddapahar, a few
kilometers from Kurseong. The beautiful view of down the
Siliguri reason is charming. Kurseong is connected to Siliguri
by two alternative routes; one by Pankhabari route which very
steep. The other road through Rongtong, Ghayabari, Mahanadi and
Giddapahar which gives a breathtaking view of the natural
backdrop. waterfalls cascading from the hills are added to the
beauty in monsoon.
The major attractions
Eagle’s Craig view point – This view point is located
near the town is on a cliff. A sweeping view of the surrounding
mountain, hill, terrains and slopes are sighted from here. From
here magnificent view is available of the plains of Siliguri
dotted landmarks in day time and bright small lights in the at
Ambootia Temple – This temple is located within the
Ambootia Tea Estate area. It has an old temple thronged by many
Bhangzang Salamander Lake – At a short distance from
Kurseong, it is a relatively unknown lake that shelters the most
endangered species of salamanders.
Bagora – Bagora is in the zero point being in highest
elevation in Kurseong. It has a helipad and observatory camp of
the Indian Air Force.
Giddapahar Seti Mata Temple – This temple is carved out
of an ancient rock and is dedicated to Goddess Durga. A sacred
place of the Hindus.