This Viewpoint In Kurseong Is The Hill Town’s Most Well-Kept Secret

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What Makes It Awesome

Eagle’s Crag is a view point on the hills of Kurseong that affords stupendous views of the Kanchenjunga. The fascinating thing about this place is although it’s just a km or so from Kurseong not many people know about it. 

The path that leads to Eagle’s Crag is in itself an adventure that needs to be experienced to make the fruit at the end of it taste sweeter. The narrow and steep terrain crisscrossing with fresh water streams makes for a mini trek. Once you make your way up the spiral staircase to this steel-caged observatory – the viewpoint, you are in for an unparalleled visual treat. Revel in stunning panaromic views of the mighty mountains as well as lush green slopes around the small town of Kurseong with the river Teesta snaking its way through the valley.

Go during late afternoon and plonk yourself down on the seating area in the mini garden near a statue of a Gorkha warrior. Watch the sky change colours from yellow to orange and then to a bright red, as the sun sets behind the mountains. Breathe in the invigorating mountain air and then let the views take your breath away.


The Eagle’s Crag has an observatory close to it which is known as ‘Netaji Kothi’, so called because at some point it used to be the abode of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose. It is a peaceful place to visit and is famous with all the young couples.


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