Attractions and Religious Sites Church, Kurseong, Tourist Point, and View point
Close to Kurseong, at an altitude of about 6,000 ft from sea level, St Mary’s Hill is fast gaining popularity among tourists who love tranquillity. Dotted with lush green pine and oak, the hill station offers a majestic view of the Himalayas. St Mary’s Hill a quiet and scenic village sits nestled cozily around 4kms away from the railway station of Kurseong. Away from the hustle-bustle of the town, the quiet and subdued environment of the village attracts both locals and tourists alike. Perched in the middle of the village is its main public sphere, the Catholic church. Going by the name of St John Berchman’s Church, the church is the village’s primary place of worship for the Catholic majority of St. Mary’s Hill and its surrounding places. Another landmark the village is known for is the famous Grotto of the Virgin Mary. A holy place dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes, the Grotto is actually a copy of the original which is located in a place called Lourdes in France. It is believed that just like the Grotto of Lourdes (France), the Grotto of Mother Mary in St. Mary’s Hill too has miraculous powers. Devotees from far and near visit the Grotto with prayers on their lips and faith in their hearts.
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