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Cochrane Palace, Kurseong

Kurseong is location in West Bengal, India with the following coordinates of 26°53′N 88° 17′ E / 26.88° N. The economy of the town is based primarily on education, tea and tourism. Situated on hilltop in the Himalayas at an altitude nearly that of Darjeeling. It is 50 kilometers from Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway station (NJP) and over an hour and half drive. Darjeeling is also an hour drive from Kurseong. With spectacular views this luxurious resort was converted from a colonial residence with huge rooms, unique designs and modern comforts. Surrounded by tea estates with a library and a play room this is an Ideal location for leisure holidays. Tours to places like Darjeeling, Ghoom Monastery and with ride option in Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is nice. Early morning visit to Tiger Hills is also a great drive at around 0300 hours and the first ray of sun touching the Mount Kanchenjungha is refreshing one can enjoy the same from Chimney and is hardly an hour’s drive. One can actually visit many of the tea estate of the region like Ambootia, Castleton, Springside, Makaibari, Jogmaya, Ghoomtee and more, Kurseong itself is a nice place with rich historical background. One can visit Subhas Chandra Bose Museum; Chimney nearly 8 kilometers from Kurseong is the Chimney village. The place got its name from a 23-foot high chimney which was probably built by British during World War I. Aside from its scenic beauty the village is at a close vicinity of many places of interest including Dow Hill & Victoria Schools, etc. There are few other activities which can be organized from here. Small walk or treks are there. One more option is the visit to historical places of the town and surroundings.


 

 

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Darjeeling

Darjeeling

This place is also called as the ‘queen of the hills’. This place is invariably a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

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