Chimney Kurseong

Chimney Kurseong

Chimney is a scenic settlement 8 km away from Kurseong and just about a few kilometers distances away from the main town of Darjeeling. Surrounded by luxuriant alpine forest and the astounding Himalayan Mountains in the backdrop, Chimney in Kurseong holds plethora of historical significances.

Chimeni or Chimney was once a den of British during the First World War. They built a huge 24 ft. chimney. The gigantic chimney is now more than 100 years old and one of the major attractions of this village. The name of the village is also acquired from this gigantic chimney.

Tourist Attractions in and around Chimney Kurseong

Being quite near to Darjeeling and Kurseong, visitors like you, will not get disappointed at all as there are full of tourist places in and around this village.

  • The colossal chimney in red colour that offers a mesmerizing panoramic vista of the valley.
  • The green lush forest surrounding the village and countless birds.
  • The breathtaking view of the Kanchenjunga peaks, the vast stretch of tea estates as well as the scenic landscape of Chimney Kurseong.
  • Nearby sightseer attractions like Bagora Village, Chatakpur, Dowhill Deer Park, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Museum, Makaabari, Ambotia, Castleton, and Goomtee.
  • Religious sightseeing places like St. Paulseak Church, Juma Mosque, Buddhist Gompa, Giddapahar Durga Mata Mandir, Jagdish Mandir, and Ambotia Shiva Temple.
  • Adjacent tea estates like Singel Tea Estate, Monteviot Tea Estate, and Makaibari Tea Estate.

Things to Do in and around Chimney Kurseong

Chimney in Kurseong, with its intense serenity, has successfully met the quest of peace-seeking tourists. However, adventures seeker tourists will also not be disappointed here. Here are the following activities they can especially do here.

  • Hike to the gigantic red colour chimney to have a hypnotizing view of the surrounding.
  • The village proves to be a trekkers' or bird watchers' delight as they can indulge themselves in trekking and bird watching activities.
  • Stroll around the vast stretch of tea estates like Singel Tea Estate, Monteviot Tea Estate, and Makaibari Tea Estate, etc. as well as the scenic landscape of Chimney Kurseong.
  • Have a short sightseeing excursion to Bagora Village, Chatakpur, Dowhill Deer Park, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Museum, st. Paulseak Church Road, Juma Mosque, Buddhist Gompa, Giddapahar Durga Mata Mandir, Jagdish Mandir, and Ambotia Shiva Temple etc.

How to Reach Chimney in Kurseong

The road towards Chimeny guarded by impenetrable emerald green pine trees, the clouds floating over them looks astonishing. Cars are available to hire from NJP or Bagdogra Airport. Hence, all you have to do is just board a train to NJP or take a flight to Bagdogra airport. Upon reaching, get a car to Kurseung. Then again take another car to finally reach this tranquil village named Chimney.

Accommodation Options in Chimney

Chimney, being an offbeat destination and far from the tourist rush, does not offer many accommodation options but homestays are available to stay. The rooms of them are neat and clear with every kind of modern facilities.

Best Time to Visit this Hamlet

No specific time can be mentioned to visit this place as it endures up its variety of beauty through every changing season. Except the season of monsoon, the weather stays charming for all the time hence, you can relish its beauty throughout the year.

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