Best kurseong to darjeeling toy train travel guide from kolkata

kurseong darjeeling tour guide

Kurseong Darjeeling tour  

If you want to find what is the cheapest holiday destination in West Bengal the first destination comes to my mind is Kurseong Darjeeling tour. I have saved money for 3 months from my earnings and spend that money on our next tour.

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Kurseong tourism 

The king of Sikkim accepted the subjugation of the British by giving them Kharsang as a gift in 1835.  The Nepalese language is Kharsang, the meaning of this word is morning polar star and then transformed this into Kurseong in British tongue.

According to another version, Kurseong means Karsan Rup or the place of white orchid.  Kurseong is located  32 km prior from Darjeeling on the  Siliguri- Darjeeling route at the height of 1458  m  (4860  ft), shaded with pine.  fir and birch trees.  The distance from Siliguri is 48 km. Via Pankhabari Rd, the distance from Mirik is 46 & via Ghoom its 76 km.

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tea estate darjeeling sideseen

tea estate Darjeeling

There is a junction in Kurseong, where the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway toy train and other vehicles are halts. Away from the crowd and bustle of the town, this place is calm and pleasant health resort tourist spot, associated with the memories of Sister Nivedita, Rabindranath Tagore, Abanindranath Tagore, and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose & Atulprasad Sen. Due to its position & tranquil climatic condition, the city is expanding.

Some of the best schools in India are also located in Kurseong also Kurseong hotels are well decorated in this region. Most of the tea estates at galore on slopes on all sides, there are also a wide variety of beautiful & gorgeous colourful flowers in almost every house. Kurseong is also renowned as the city of orchid.

Kurseong sightseeing 

The third highest peak in the world, the Kanchenjunga, has been seen from the Kurseong. If one can climb up 1 km from the railway station, at the Eagle’s Crag, the plains of Bengal can be seen beside the Kanchenjunga, the snow-clad peaks of other mountains are also clearly visible.  The pleasant scenario of sunset in Eagle’s Crag is mesmerising us. The Shahid Smarak is also excellent.  The water reservoir is here.  One can also have a look at the Constantia and the Castleton Tea Estate in this area. If one can climb the mountains and goes 12 km to the N-East, from the Dowhill, then one can truly explore the beauty of nature. There is not only a Forest museum, (except Sat and Sun 10-30 to 17-00) but also a Forest School in Dowhill.

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Kurseong tourism guide

After progressing about 4 km along the path,  on the slopes of  Dowhill, there is a  Deer  Park  (  Except  Thur  8-00  to  16-00)  and  Mini Amusement  Park.  From here 2  km away from the city on Hill  Cart Rd, there is  Netaji  Bhawan and  Museum,  laced with memories of  Netaji’s imprisonment in  1936  on  Gidda mountain.  There is also a Shiva temple and this place is 4 km away from famous Makaibari Tea Estate. Except for Monday, one can see the tea processing and packaging procedure and also buy tea from that place.

There are also churches, temples and mosques in Kurseong.  The latest attraction of Kurseong is Rohin Tourist Complex. After crossing the Gayabari Station, on the way to Darjeeling, — there is the beautiful Paglajhora Waterfall. This tourist spot is one of the best tourist spots in India and an interesting place for travelling.

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Darjeeling is called Switzerland of West Bengal. This is the most famous honeymoon destination for Bengali traveller. One can also book the tour from Kanchenjunga tourism official website for visit and explore the beauty of Darjeeling. After becoming the mother this is my first travel destination. I stuck at home for a long time, so I eagerly waiting for come out and exploring something which is my passion and that time my baby was only 11 months old. I am very happy and after 1 and a half year, this tour is very refreshing for me.

When I listen to the whistle of the train at Sealdah station the bird is ready to flee. It’s 3 days 4-night journey for Kurseong Darjeeling tour. Please note whenever you purchase a ticket from IRCTC please fill-up the nomination form and the rail insurance properly, it will help in case of emergency. Nowadays the trip insurance cost is nil.

cochrane place hotel kurseong tour

Cochrane place hotel Kurseong

Kurseong Darjeeling tour by Himalayan railway 

The trip is also memorable for me and my baby who was also enjoying the tour very much. We boarded from Sealdah and reach New Jalpaiguri by Darjeeling mail. From there we hired a car and reach Cochrane palace hotel at Kurseong. The airport near Darjeeling is Bagdogra airport. There are so many online flight booking side are available where one can buy cheap flight tickets to travel Bagdogra. This is one of the best place to travel and explore the exquisite beauty of the mountains.

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We reach by Mohini road, along with this road the scenario is beautiful. Wherever we look we found hills near us also we seen an army camp. After reaching the hotel we got fresh and finished our lunch. At the hotel rooftop, the scenic beauty was not forgettable and they have some toys and a small playground for kids also. The hotel was15 to 20 minutes walking distance from the Kurseong railway station. So the area has less crowded and the hotel surrounding view is very nice.  After all, one can find that kind of environment to feel relax and calm.

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Kurseong tour guide 

First, we went for Makaibari tea estate which is near to the hotel by car. Best quality Darjeeling tea can find here. Anybody can see the processing of tea and also buy some tea. In the evening we came back to the hotel and enjoyed the sunset with a cup of tea.

After 1st day stayed at a hotel we wake up at 6:30 am and packed out breakfast and went to Kurseong station. Our Toy train timing was 7 am and then our journey started towards Darjeeling. The Darjeeling toy train is famous all over the world. One can Book Toy train ticket earlier from IRCTC also the Darjeeling toy train schedules are available in that website. The toy train from Kurseong to Darjeeling was exciting for us and that journey invited the entire travel lover to back to their favourite hill station. It is the most alluring places to visit and this place is not demanding high budget especially those who live in West Bengal. Darjeeling Toy train trip is very classic and memorable for me.

At the Ghum station, the toy train stopped for a few minutes. This Ghum is one of the famous Darjeeling railway stations. We drink some tea and breakfast over there and again started our Toy train journey. The test of Darjeeling tea is so nice. The station Batasia loop is very pleasing and it is the viewpoint of Darjeeling. The Kanchanjangha has properly seen from that place through binocular.  After reaching Darjeeling we hire a car for side seen.

Visit Darjeeling India, the queen of hills

Darjeeling seems to be the queen of the hills, for her beauty, among the other India’s hill stations like Shimla Manali, Mussoorie, Shillong etc. It is famous for Darjeeling orange and Darjeeling tea. The distant between Kolkata and Darjeeling is 633 km and from Siliguri, the distance is 80 km. Darjeeling is situated at a height of 2185 m or 7100 ft, as the crowning glory of West Bengal like the Kohinoor diamond.

ghum station darjeeling toy train

Ghum station Darjeeling

Holidays to Darjeeling India

After visiting the most famous places in Kolkata, this can be your second destination in West Bengal.  It’s a beautiful place and you get a lot of tea variation like earl grey tee, Darjeeling tee, Rooibusch tee, tee Trinken, Schwarztee, finest Darjeeling tea, grüntee, Aromatisierter tee, Assam tee etc.

What to see in Darjeeling India 

The natural scenery of Darjeeling is so nice. We visited Himalayan mountaineering institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan zoological park, Tenzing rocktea estate, Darjeeling mall. These are some other tourist places which are also famous. You have to divide your program into two ways. There are lots of tea shops in the mall at a reasonable price. Darjeeling tea can buy also from the mall. The Darjeeling zoo timing is 8:30 am to 5 pm. We buy Darjeeling tea from there.

After we had reached the Darjeeling mall the rain was happening in Darjeeling but that was not like heavy rain. It’s continued for about 2 hours. We took shelter in a tailor shop. So the shopping plan was dismissed. We needed to get back to kurseong but there was no toy train ticket at all. So we decided to hire a car to back to kurseong. Some dry pickle I bought on the way. On the way to return a huge traffic jam had occurred due to rain and land slide issue. About 8 pm we returned to our hotel. Take some dinner and then go to bed.

happy valley tea estate darjeeling

happy valley tea estate darjeeling


himalayan mauntaninng institute darjeeling

himalayan mauntaninng institute darjeeling

Sevoke coronation bridge 

Next day flowers were blooming and it was a sunny day, it’s our homecoming day also but our train at 8:30 pm. I also used a small camera which was canon and that camera also fit in my pocket.

So we decided to roam more in the city. We had planned for go to Sevoke coronation bridge and Bengal safari park at Siliguri. While returned from the Pankhabari road we enjoyed a lot to see the beautiful view of tea gardens. After we had reached New Jalpaiguri we hire another car for Sevoke. It is good places for vacation.

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The car charged 1500 Rs. It takes one and half hour to visit the Sevoke Bridge. In the same way, we visited Bengal safari park. After reached sevoke, we had visited Sevoke Kali temple which is on the hilltop. Lots of monkeys one can find on the coronation bridge. The bridge is on the Tista River. The bridge connects between Dooars and New Jalpaiguri. There is a picnic spot beside the Tista River. This spot was mesmerising us.

Bengal safari 

After visited the bridge we came back and visited Bengal safari park. But when we reached the park the car service was closed for the day. We walk around 1 hr and return to the hong kong market at Siliguri. The time was going on so we had a short period of time and with that time we had completed our shopping and returned to New Jalpaiguri station to journey for Kolkata.  Our Kurseong Darjeeling trip finished here.

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sevoke coronation bridge siliguri

sevoke coronation bridge siliguri

sevoke kali mandir siliguri

sevoke kali mandir

Darjeeling visiting season

Best season is April to Middle of June and mid-September to November but we went there in the month of March. Nowadays Darjeeling travel tips and Darjeeling tourist information are available on the internet, so this information is very much use full for those who plan for visit Darjeeling.


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Hi...Myself Ruma Dey in Kolkata with joint family and I have a daughter who is 3 years old now. I am a homemaker and loved to travel very much. This website is dedicated to those who love to travel. I am trying to put each and every experience what we faced in past. I am trying to serve as best as possible. Please note all the places and expenditure are personally experienced. If I can help anybody, I assumed this is my prize for it. Please feel free for any kind of information related to this blog.

8 Responses

  1. Santanu says:

    Bivinno karone bohubar, khub kache giyeo jaoya hoye otheni Darjeeling e. Ekono ekta wish-list hisabei roye geche Darjeeling. Hopefully, someday I shall able to visit the place as well. Nice reading tho. Thanks!

  2. Moon says:

    Nice post Ruma! You have shared a lot of useful information in the article. It will be my guide when I visit Kurseong. Keep sharing!

  3. Nice post Ruma Di.. Very nice and informative post. What is the name of your baby?

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