Situated at a distance of 58 kilometers from Siliguri and 32 kilometers Darjeeling it is a quiet township at an altitude of 1458 meters. Kurseong is famous for its commanding view of the plain below. Kurseong means ‘the place which produce white orchid’. Due to low altitude Kurseong enjoys a beautiful climatic condition through out the year. Kurseong is the place of Eastern Forest Ranger’s College (EFRC) at St. Mary’s hill at a distance of 4 kilometers from the main town.
Low altitude trek from Kurseong to Mirik via Namsu & Balasun is very popular among the trekkers.
By Air – The nearest airport is in Bagdogra which is 62 kilometers away from Darjeeling. Flight for Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Patna are available from this airport.
By Rail – two closest major railway stations are Siliguri Junction (62 kilometers) and New Jalpaiguri (68 kilometers). Kurseong also has a railway station which serves as the station for Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) or toy train.
By Road – National Highway 55 (NH 55) connects Kurseong with other parts of the country. Frequent bus and taxi service is available to and from Siliguri, Mirik, Darjeeling, Kalimpong etc.