Nep: खरसाङ kharasāṅa

‘Little Orchid’   Town, West Bengal

From Lep: kurson-rip, ‘little orchid’ [Coelogyne cristata]

These little white orchids can be found in the valleys around the town.

The town is a tea centre with dozens of plantations. It is also a station on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway featuring the famous ‘toy train’.

For related place names see Indian Place names and West Bengal place names.


Darjeeling toy train at Kurseong station

Darjeeling toy train at Kurseong station          Rangan Datta Wiki