Miles of Smiles Homestay – Kurseong

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Kurseong

Kurseong is a quiet hill station located on the Siliguri – Darjeeling highway. The town is known for its beautiful vistas, orchid gardens, forested hills, and tea plantations and offers magnificent views of Mt. Kanchenjunga from some parts. It was a small village until It gained importance in 1880, when Darjeeling Himalayan Railway toy train service was extended to Kurseong. The toy train track runs alongside the road. The town has a colonial charm to it with British time schools, churches and other heritage buildings.  This small hill-town makes for a great stopover for those looking for a peaceful alternative to Darjeeling.

Bagdogra is the nearest airport, 40 km from Kurseong. The nearest major railway station NJP is around 43 kms away. 

The Homestay

It is a four floor bungalow in the Dowhill area of Kurseong, at a distance of 30 km from Darjeeling. All the major attractions of Kurseong are in the near vicinity. The home is surrounded by beautiful pine woods and offers stunning views of snow covered mountains. The host is a retired army man and started the homestay recently to provide employment to the locals here. There are 8 guest rooms across 3 floors with a private bathroom with each room. There are ample seating areas, including the terrace, garden and the common living room. It is ideal for large groups and family get-togethers. The homestay can easily accommodate a group of 20-25 people.  

Location: 2 km from Kurseong Railway Station
No. of Rooms: 8, Total Capacity: 24

Know your Host

Firoz Pradhan will welcome you here. He is an ex-serviceman and stays here with his family that includes his mother, wife and son. Firoz is approachable and is available all the time to guide you, be it for reaching the homestay or guidance on spending your time here. He can also help in arranging cabs for local sightseeing. 

Food

Enjoy simple home cooked Gurkha food prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Breakfast options include Bread omelette, roti sabji, sandwich etc. Seasonal vegetables, dal, fish, chicken, mutton etc. are served in lunch and dinner as per guest preference. Do try local dishes like gundru, gurkha chutney, taipo, thukpa etc. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian options are available. 

Facilities

Internet • Parking • Running Hot Water • Toiletries • Bonfire • Pet Friendly • Smoking Allowed • Garden • Pick and Drop Service (Paid)

Activities

Bird Watching • Hiking • Village Walk • Reading • Forest Walk • Sightseeing  

Tariff

Per person: 1500/-
Complimentary: Wifi, All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Child Policy
Upto 7 year: Complimentary (no extra bed)

Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for discount.

Local Attractions

Dowhill Park (2 kms) • Netaji museum (5 kms) • Eagles Craig (2.5 kms) • Hangman top (500 mtrs) • Groto (3 kms) • Kurseong town (2 kms) • Dowhill school (2 kms) • Victoria school (2 kms) • Forest Museum (3 kms)

Excursions

Tiger Hill Sunrise Observatory (28 km) • Tibetan Buddhist Monastery Darjeeling (25 km) • Ghoom Monastery ( 25 km) • Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary (29 km)  • Happy Valley Tea Estate (32 km) • Mahakal Mandir ( 32 km) • Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Zoological Park (33 km) • Sandakphu (100 km)

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