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Kurseong Weather And Best Time To Visit Kurseong
Located in the northern part of West Bengal, Kurseong is a small but popular town in Darjeeling. Boasting a number of attractive tourist destinations, Kurseong is one of the must-visit places in the state. For tourists visiting Darjeeling, it is recommended to take a day out of the itinerary to go around the town. Stunning landscape, picturesque town, and sightseeing spots make Kurseong a beautiful place for lazing around. Let us take a brief look at the different seasons, weather conditions and how they affect travel and sightseeing in Kurseong, with the best time to visit.
Summer (March to May)
Summer sets in the month of March and extends till May. It is one of the best times for visiting Kurseong. The temperature remains in the comfortable range of 8°C to 20°C. The climate is soothing and cool and provides a much-needed respite for those traveling from the plains which experience scorching heat during the summer months. By its own standards, May remains the hottest month in Kurseong but because of the altitude and pleasant weather moving around the town is no pain at all. Summer months offer a fascinating view of the surrounding landscape as the skies remain clear.
Monsoon (June to September)
Monsoon sets in the month of June and continues for three months. Though the temperature remains low, the incessant rainfall jeopardizes sightseeing and traveling around the region. Moreover being a hill town, monsoon rains are often accompanied by landslides and mudslides that lead to road blockades and can even pose threat to life. There are frequent cloudbursts and torrential rainfall. Monsoon in Kurseong however has its own beauty as the surrounding tea estates shine greener than usual but it is better avoided.
Winter (October to February)
Mercury dips steadily during these months and hovers around 3°C and 10°C mark. It is chilly and quite cold but it is enjoyable. The weather remains pleasant and the cool breeze is refreshing and rejuvenating. The skies remain clear and there are no rains which make exploring the area and sightseeing an enjoyable experience. Winter also coincides with a local festival known as Dasai that lasts for about ten days and is celebrated in honor of Goddess Durga. Makar Sankranti or kite-flying day is also celebrated with much fervor in the month of January. These are occasions that allow tourists to get a flavor of local culture and festivities.