Kurseong means Land of White Orchids.... gained its prominence when the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway [DHR] extended on 23 rd August 1880 and Kurseong made headquarter of Sub-Division. The clean, well kept town of Kurseong is situated at an altitude of 4,680 ft and 33 km from Darjeeling and 51 km from Silliguri on the way to Darjeeling–Siliguri NH 55, enjoys milder and very healthy climate throughout the year. It is peace, serenity and healthy climate that attract the many people to this place. Some of the famous poems and songs of Guru Rabindra Nath Tagore were composed here. The magic painter Abanindranath Tagore and great composer Atul Prasad Sen got inspiration for some of their famous work around Kurseong. Sister Nivedita, the great disciple of Swami Vivekananda made her home here in Kurseong. It is learnt that, Mark Twain spent some time in Kurseong in 1885. Netaji Subash Chandra Bose was interned by the colonial government for a couple of months in 1936 at Giddapahar near Kurseong.
AMBOTA SHIV MANDIR: 5 km from Kurseong the famous Siva mandir is visited by many devotees form various parts of of country and Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal.
EAGLE’S CRAIG: It is a famous vantage point in Kurseong . Here one can see the mesmerizing views of the surrounding mountains, hill, hamlets and slopes. Eagle’s Craig is the water reservoir for entire Kurseong town.
DEER PARK: Nearby forest areas are home of large numbers of deers. The area is maintained by Department of Forest.
GIDDAPAHAR VIEW POINT: A few kilometres from Kurseong, provides the great view of mountain which is best place for photo clicking. Nearby there is a temple carved out of an ancient rock and it is dedicated to Goddess Durga.
Besides that, Kurseong is famous for the educational centre for last many years. The renown school like, Downhill’s Girls School, Gothel’s School and many other schools were established years back where the many famous personalities had taken education from here.