Places that be visited in Kurseong en route while travelling to Darjeeling


The Makaibari Tea Estate is one of the most famous and well known tea gardens in Darjeeling. The factory was established in 1859 making it one of the oldest tea gardens in Darjeeling. Makaibari produces one of the finest teas in the world and one of the most expensive tea producers of India. Makaibari, has booked orders at a record price of USD 1,850 (aprox 1.12Lakh) per kg. Makaibari Location - Makaibari is located in Kurseong, around 34kms away from Bagdogra on the way to Darjeeling.

Experience-Some tea garden workers of Makaibari have extended their homes to offer a home stay for the tourists and visitors. The rooms are clean and affordable and include a good local homemade breakfast. One can join the family in the kitchen and learn some local Nepali dishes, momos and go for tea garden tour and sightseeing during the day. You can experience a deeper understanding of the local culture and the everyday life of the tea garden workers.

Margaret's Deck

Intro - Margaret's Deck is an initiative of Goodricke Tea Pot at the Margaret Hope tea garden in Kurseong.Tea lounge with a 270 degree view of the hills and the 150years old Margaret's Hope tea garden. Margaret's Deck
Location - Located just few kilometers away from Kurseong, district of Darjeeling (approx 40kms from Bagdogra) on the famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway ( DHR) .

Experience - One can have a lifetime experience here, with its handpicked range of teas and a host of menu. The tea mock tail here is one of a kind .You can witness the UNESCO World Heritage Toy Train of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR) go past the Margaret/s deck while you enjoy your special Darjeeling tea. This Tea junction is the best place to stretch one's leg after hours of journey from Bagdogra airport this is the perfect place to rejuvenate oneself and head towards the further journey.

Eagles Crag

Intro - A well-kept secret from where one can view an amazing sunset in all the desired calmness & silence. The Eagle’s Crag has an observatory close to it which is known as ‘Netaji Kothi’. It is called so because at one point of time it used to be the abode of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose. It is a peaceful place to visit and is famous with all the young couples. The most fascinating aspect about the Eagle’s Crag situated just a kilometre distance from Kurseong is that not many people know of it and hence there are few tourists around. Eagles Crag

Experience - Once one makes his/her way up the spiral staircase to the steel-caged observatory – the viewpoint, he/she is definitely in for a visual treat. The lookout point offers stunning panaromic view of the sunset and the lush green slopes around the small town of Kurseong. One can also see the river Teesta snaking its way through the valley.

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