Of mists and mellow laziness

What good is a Bengali if she does not indulge in lyaad every once in a while?
Lyaad is the proverbial Bengali indulgence—the joy derived from the art of doing nothing. Picture guilt-free siestas, passive reading, idle conversations and countless cups of liquor cha (tea without milk).
Want lyaad? Got a weekend? Head to Kurseong, the British-era hill station that tourists generally give a go-by to in favour of Darjeeling; the two towns are just 30km apart. Yet what more can a lazy weekender ask for than a place that can be reached with minimum fuss, a picturesque getaway in the hills, draped in an unending expanse of tea gardens?
Read more of this travel piece on Kurseong here.

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