Welcome to Kurseong
Kurseong is a tiny but bustling hill town best known for its tea estates and boarding schools founded in the Raj era. Its name derives from the Lepcha word khorsang, a reference to a small white orchid prolific in this area. Flanked by hilly slopes draped with manicured tea estates, Kurseong is also a stop for the toy trains of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, whose quaint station stands right by Kurseong's central road junction.
Hill Cart Rd – the noisy, traffic-choked main thoroughfare from Siliguri (33km north) to Darjeeling (31km south) – and its remarkably close shadow, the railway line, wind through town.