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Rohini is a small village. It is at a distance of about 25 km from Siliguri and located on the new road being constructed to connect Siliguri with Kurseong. The name of the village is derived from Rohini, a tributary of the River Mahananda which runs underground in the region.
Today Rohini draws hoards of tourists on its own due to the beautiful natural environment and the beautification work undertaken by Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council. The Hill Council has also build a new tourist resort near bungalow.
The Rohini lake is a beautiful small lake situated just below mountains carpeted with tea gardens. One can go for boating in the lake. Rohini Hilltop provides great view of the hills as well as the plains. As one looks straight up, high above the mountains one can see the Kurseong town.
The nearby forests is also be interesting to the nature lovers. A short trek through the dense forests of Lama Gomba can be a real adventure for the wild life lovers. This is one of the oldest Teak plantation in the region and the hill has a distinctive gray look due to the uniqueness of its vegetation. Dudhia on the bank of Balason river, a popular picnic spot, is only 15 min drive from here. The forests of Bamanpokhari is also nearby, where you can go for a short trek as well.
THE ROHINI INCIDENT
On the night of 2009 New Year Eve, Subodh Pradhan, a local Gorkha Janmukti Morcha [Gorkha People's Liberation Front] while returning from a New Year Party sought lodging privileges at Rohini based Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council Guest House. According to newspaper reports, Pradhan was being escorted by six party cadres.
|Rohini as seen from Kurseong|
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