Difference between revisions of "Kurseong"
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Kurseong is about 45 kilometers from Siliguri the gateway to North Bengal. The airport of Siliguri is known as Bagdogra while the railway station is known as New Jalpaiguri. It takes approximately 2 hours to reach Kurseong if you travel by Hill Cart Road, the comfortable and scenic link running parallel to the railway tracks or about one hour using the Old Army Road (Pankhabari Road), which is steeper.
Kurseong is home to the costliest teas in the world. World famous Castleton, Ambotia and Makaibari tea gardens produce the most delicate aromas of all black teas known to mankind.
You just relax or move around the town, tea gardens or the parks. Enjoy the cool mountain breeze. The town is small, clean and relatively uncrowded.
One can buy beautiful tea from the Tea Estates' outlets or from shops available in plenty. Warm cloth (woolen garments, jackets) can be purchased from shops located on Tenzing Norgay (T.N.)/Hill Cart Road.
You can eat Momos, the Tibetan variety of dumplings.
you can try local drinks such as "chaang" prepared from fermented millets,and tonba another local fermented drink.
Cochrane, Government owned Tourist Lodge and Shyams provide cosy stay.
Continue with your journey to Darjeeling (about 35 kilometers), to Sikkim or Kalimpong. To catch a train or flight, you have to go to Siliguri. Reserve cars are available from Siliguri, Kings Travels, dial-098304-28401/ 093319-39486.