Pinewood Log Huts,Kurseong
Best place to stay in Kurseong
You sleep in a pinewood log huts & “you can hear the whistle blow…”of the UNESCO Heritage Toy Train.
Yes this is the place for you, surrounded by Pine forests ,picturesque wooden log huts in the slope of Kurseong Hills, mesmerizing view of Mt.Kanchenjunga, chirping of unknown birds, amidst of toy train trail-all are waiting for you.Pinewood Log Huts will be the best choice when you are in Kurseong.
Kurseong is a sub-division of Darjeeling district. In 1835 it was handed over to the British by the King of Sikkim. It was a small village then. However it gained importance when the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) Toy Train service was extended to Kurseong in August 1880. It then became the Head Quarter of the subdivision.
The altitude of Kurseong is moderate 4,864 ft and therefore the climate for most part of the year also remains temperate. However it can get quite cold during the winter. The average temperature varies from about 10°C in January and goes up to an average of about 20°C in August and again falls to an average of 10°C in December.
How To Reach-
From Siliguri, the distance to Kurseong is 51kms. From New Jalpaiguri (NJP) station, the distance is about 57 kms and from Bagdogra airport Kurseong is 60kms. From Bagdogra the usual route is via Matigara and Rohini. From NJP and Siliguri, the public transports would usually take the Hill Cart Road unless it’s closed for some reason. It takes about 2 hours to reach Kurseong from both Bagdogra and NJP. Darjeeling is about 33 kms from Kurseong and takes about 1 hour 15 minutes to reach.
Eagle Craig-This is a lovely view point and a garden on top of a hill. You can actually take the narrow lane next to Kurseong station and walk up to Eagle Craig. It will take about 25 minutes of walk.
Dow Hill –Kurseong is spread across several hills of mountains. Dow Hill is one of them. A large section of the hill is covered with dense forest and the locals will vouch on the fact that there are leopards in the forest.
Giddapahar View Point –One of the other hills in Kurseong is Giddapahar. This view point is located few kilometers from the town (takes about 15 minutes by car) along Hill Cart Road towards Siliguri.
Tea Estates like Ambootia, Makaibari, Castleton –This is a sprawling tea estate with lovely gardens on the mountain slopes that produce black, green, white Darjeeling teas. It’s located about 10kms below the Kurseong town and takes about 35 minutes to reach by car.
St. Mary’s Hill –About 3kms from Kurseong town towards Darjeeling, this is a beautiful hill area with a church perched on top (St. John’s Church)
About Pinewood Log Huts Homestay
We have 4 individual pine wood cottages. Each with its own fireplace and attached bathroom with running hot water. Built in between lush green tree covered area, a peaceful area away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Cost-Rs.1550 per head per day with all meals.