If you have dreamt of a cosy home within the lush tea gardens overlooking the snow capped peaks of Mt. Kanchenjungha – then its time you spend your weekend at Kurbia. Tucked within Darjeeling’s legendary tea gardens – Castleton, Monteviot and Springside, Kurbia at an altitude of around 5000 feet is the place where you take long walks along the tea gardens and gaze at Mt. Kanchenjungha while sipping your coveted “first flush.” If you are planning for some sightseeing, then Kurseong, Ghoom, Darjeeling and few other untouched nearby destinations can be on your cards. A tea factory tour is also recommended during your stay at Kurbia. BOOKING DETAILS OF KURBIA
Places to see in Kurbia: Being near to Kurseong, from Kurbia you can visit the famous Eagle’s Craig View Point from where you can catch a panoramic view of the hills, hamlets, forests and the plains of Bengal too. There is a “Shahid Smarak” to commemorate the martyrs of the 1988 agitation. you can also visit the nearby Grotto, which houses a statue of the Virgin Mary and is perfect for spending time in solitude. Then there is the famous Giddapahar view point and Sati Mata Temple, a deer park, a forest museum and off course St. Paul’s Church and the beautiful colonial buildings of Dowhill.
Nearby attractions of Kurbia: You can take a short trip to Darjeeling and spend your time at the famous Mall or tickle your tastebuds at the Keventers and Glenary’s. Also, a visit to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the famous Darjeeling Zoo can be made. Some nearby forest villages like Lepchajagat, Bagora and Chimeni can be covered in day trips too. The Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Pashupati Market in Nepal, Jorepokhri and the Sumendu Lake in Mirik are few of the sightseeing option to be covered in day trips.
Things to do in Kurbia: If tea gardens fascinate you, then Kurbia will not disappoint you. Some of the world’s best tea gardens are located all around Kurbia. You can take long walks within these tea gardens and watch the local folks plucking tea in their colourful attires. Also, you can simply spend your time in the balcony basking in the morning sun and watching Mt. Kanchenjungha changing colours. A tea factory visit or a family picnic in a tea garden would remind you of Kurbia’s colonia past. A short drive from Kurbia would take you to one of the stations of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway from where you can enjoy the heritage toy train ride of Darjeeling.
Best time to visit Kurbia: Kurbia can be visited anytime of the year. Tea gardens are lush during monsoons and early winters whereas the late winters are perfect for enjoying the splendid views of Mt. Kanchenjungha looming over Kurseong in the distance.
How to reach Kurbia: You can catch any vehicle towards Kurseong and it would drop you near Kurbia. Regular cars and buses are available from Siliguri, New Jalpaiguri and Bagdogra Airport to Kurseong.
Lodging and Food at Kurbia: One of the best home stays in Darjeeling tea gardens is located in Kurbia. Surrounded by tea estates on all sides this tea garden homestay also enjoys a great view of Mt. Kanchenjungha. There are Double Bedrooms, triple bedrooms, a common sitting room and a dining hall available to the guests. All rooms have attached balconies overlooking tea gardens and Mt. Kanchenjungha. The rooms have attached western bathrooms, hot water arrangements and all modern facilities. Everything that makes our lives a little more comfortable like electricity, Television, Internet-connectivity and mobile connectivity are available in the home stay. Guests are welcome to share and participate with the hosts in the kitchen though food is cooked and served by home stay. Home cooked delicious food, warm and cosy beds, friendly hosts, great views and a peaceful stay – that’s what you get at Kurbia.