Explore an offbeat destination
Haughty mountains and plunging valleys are enough to attract tourists to a hill station from all over the world. Hill stations are the paradise on earth for travelers especially mountain lovers, also, who doesn’t want to experience the beauty of hill stations? However, the problem that has been raised by the tourists is that most of the hill stations in India have become too commercial and common to visit. The hill stations are cherished and loved when found in solace and quietness, unlike the noisy hill stations. Also, it eases the burden of overly touristy places and gives tourists a more authentic cultural experience. Moreover, visiting an offbeat place gives one an opportunity to excel in typical tourism and get to know about local people and culture.
Kurseong is one of those quiet hill stations, where you find peace and serenity. Located close to Darjeeling, Kurseong is one offbeat destination for your family and friends to experience a magical vacation. Perched at an altitude of 1458 meters, Kurseong is blessed with blissful weather. As white orchids grow in abundance in this area, Kurseong is aptly called ‘The place of white orchids”. In Kurseong, the time ceases and you can do nothing except relishing the beauty of flying clouds, taking into consideration the fact that the area is blessed with tranquility and is considered as a quiet township. Appraising the fact that Kurseong is itself a hushed beauty, it embraces two jewel offbeat destinations – Kettle Valley/Dilaram and Sitong
Kettle Valley or Dilaram is located at a distance of 10 kilometers from Kurseong. Enclosed by a private forest on one side and tea gardens on another, Dilaram is a little village positioned in Kurseong hills. It is a place that will keep you spell bounded with its vast stretch of green tea gardens and gives you a spectacular view of Sankphu and its adjoining hills. There are various activities to do in Dilaram like enjoying the beautiful nature, trekking, bird watching, and strolling around the villages.
Sitong, perched at an elevation of 4000 feet, is an offbeat destination of Kurseong. Surrounded by orange orchids, Sitong has an unmatched natural beauty, which would definitely hype the interest of nature lovers. Visitors can stroll around the villages here and have a panoramic view of flourishing orange orchids from a viewpoint, located in a church. Sitong is also famous for its orange cultivation.
With the growing population, mankind needs a solace place to escape from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives and getting unwind from the hectic pace of urban life. Kurseong, as an offbeat hill station is the best for its location, balanced weather, and is a coming tourist destination.