Time: 2 hours (one way)
This is the nearest trek route from Siliguri. A half hour journey (23 Km) through NH 31A will take you to
After you reach the top of the main ridge separating Teesta and Purbikhola, the rest is downhill. At the end of the downward path is our destination riverbed, Purbikhola. The place is marked by a small bridge, made for the benefit of the tribals of distant villages. Further treks can be done to Panbu, Suruk, Samtahar, etc. Apart from this small bridge, the place does not have any sign of human activity. It is always possible to return to Siliguri on the evening of the same day, but if you can carry a small tent for night stay, then nothing’s like it! Completely desolate and devoid of any human activity, this place is an ideal camping place. About half a kilometre away, the rivulet empties itself into the sacred Teesta. You can set your tent anywhere within this half kilometer stretch, nobody to ask for permission. Driftwood is available at a plenty, which you can use as firewood.
How to go: All the buses plying through NH 31 either for