Gorubathan is a small town in the Kalimpong Subdivision of Darjeeling District. The place is about 97 km From Kalimpong town and about 54km from Siliguri. The name has its origin in the weekly village market (hat) which is organized here every Monday (Sombar). Gorubathan is situated on the east bank of the Neora River. There is a ruin of a fort known as Dalim fort situated on top of the hill surrounding Gorubathan. It is known for its beautiful landscape with the Neora River, mountains, and forests, which attracts a lot of tourists.
Some of the most exquisite tea gardens in the Dooars can be found on the way from Damdim to Gorubathan, including Ranichera, Rangamati, and Sylee. The Fagu Khola, Runjung Khola, and Chel Khola merge just before Gorubathan to form River Chel. Pickers and nature enthusiasts will like the Chel riverbed. The lovely Pathorjhora tea garden is located on the other side of the river. The ruins of a fort built by Bhutanese rulers may still be seen just above the settlement at Dalim fort. The location on top of the hill provides a wonderful view of the surrounding area, as does the road from Gorubathan to Lava.
Many villages near Gorubathan are famous for tourism because of their beautiful scenery and historical culture, such as Fagu. If a person wishes to catch the beauty of nature, he should go to Fagu - the location is one-of-a-kind and offers complete privacy. They will be warmly welcomed by diverse bird species, breathtaking mountain views, orchards, and emerald green woodlands. The primary attraction of Fagu is the heritage and spectacular British Tea Bungalow built on a hilltop surrounded by infinite kilometers of tea plantations with breathtaking views of mountains, called Fagu Tea Estate. Fagu is one of the loveliest villages in Gorubathan. Long nature excursions to several views inside the grounds or a riverbank picnic are available to visitors.
The attractive location of the place has attracted a lot of tourism attention. The local Consorto club has taken efforts to promote Gorubathan as a tourist destination. Some private accommodations are also been set up in their active collaboration. The forest department is also working on major projects to promote tourism at Gorubathan. Presently the only decent accommodation available at Gorubathan is the forest department bungalow of WBFDC. Travelers can stay in a homestay in Gorubathan for a relaxing stay. The hosts are amicable and greet visitors with a smile. There are all of the necessary amenities. There will be an attached bathroom, power, and clean rooms. The meal served here is great and produced with ingredients found locally. In short, your staying experience here will be fun for sure.
By Air: The closest airport near Gorubathan is Bagdogra at a distance of around 75 km. Several flights are accessible from most of India's main airports to this particular airport. You'll need to take a flight to this airport and then hire a car to get there.
By Train: The two major railway stations in the area are New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP) and Siliguri Junction. Take a flight to one of these railway stations and then take a taxi from there.
By Road: It is not difficult to go to Gorubathan by car. From Siliguri, Malbazar, and other adjacent cities, the town is easily accessible.
The weather in the village is quite pleasant and relaxing no matter which time of the year you visit this destination. Each season has its own unique beauty to offer to the visitors. However, due to the regular incident of landslides, the monsoon season is not the best time to visit the village. So why wait? Plan a great trip anytime from March to October with us.