Land of the White Orchid Kurseong ceded to the British by the king of Sikkim in 1836 A.D., as a small village, it gained prominence in 1880 A.D., when the, Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway wan extended to it in 1891 A.D., It was made head quarters of the Sub-division. The clean well-kept town of kurseong is half way up the ladder in the altitude at 4864 feet above sea level kurseong 32 kms from Darjeeling and makes the exact point where the toy train starts running paralled to the Road. This land of the white orchid is specially known for its educational institutions among them, the old station, Mary's school founded in 188 A.D., With its massive and imposing structure. The buildings and streets of this toy box town are dwarfed by an imposing T.V. transmission tower and as the cheerful people bustle about. The snow views of both the mountains and the plains my be seen to advantage from kuresong. A kilometre's ascent takes one to the top of Eagle's crage where a well A developed tourist complex is situated. I rom the garden there, all around ire the ubiquit ous tea bushes, Near by is casteton Tea Estate, A climb to Dow hill is a must. The Forest Mu..eum there, the Deer park and the water Reservoir, all set amid mossladen conifers is an attraction (hat will bring joy to your heart.