About the place
Gorubathan is a minute town in the Kalimpong Subdivision of Darjeeling District. The place is as well known amongst locals as Sombare. The name has it derivation in weekly village market `hut` prearranged at Gorubathan on each Monday `Sombar`.
The place is nearly 90 km from Kalimpong town and nearly 50 km from Siliguri. To reach Gorubathan one has to tour from in the course of the NH31 till Damdim. From Damdim a thoroughfare to the north goes to Lava all the way through Gorubathan.
The tiny town is positioned on the east bank of river Neora. At the moment the barely well-mannered accommodation obtainable at Gorubathan is the forest department bungalow of WBFDC.
The gorgeous location of the place has involved a bundle of tourism interest. Local Consorto club has taken pains to uphold Gorubathan as a tourist intention. A number of private accommodations are furthermore been set up in their lively association. The forest department is furthermore operational on foremost projects to prop up tourism at Gorubathan.
Lava – A trip during the day to the celebrated tourist destination of Lava is probable from Gorubathan.
Faforkheti – This is a tiny village and a picnic spot for the locals on the road linking Gorubathan with Lava. The striking village has the prospective to become tourist magnetism even though tourism activity till at the moment is quite restricted here.
Dalim Fort – There is the remains of a fort on top of the hill neighboring Gorubathan.
How to Reach :
By Air :
Bagdogra is the nearest Airport from where one can go by above routes, private vehicles are available
By Rail :
Nearest Railway Station: NJP
By Road :
North Bengal State Transport Corporation Buses, Bhutan Govt. Buses, Mini Buses and Private Buses are available from Siliguri to Alipurduar via Madarihat.