Gorubathan is a small town in the Kalimpong Subdivision of Darjeeling District situated on the east bank of river Chel. The place is also known among locals as Sombare.
The landscape of the area is unique as the hills meet the plains here. Chel riverbed is a good location for picnickers and nature lovers. The drive from Damdim to Gorubathan first passes through some of the most beautiful tea gardens of Dooars including Ranichera, Rangamati and Sylee. Just before Gorubathan the Fagu Khola, Runjung Khola and Chel Khola meet to form River Chel. On the other side of the river is the picturesque Pathorjhora tea garden.
The road from Gorubathan towards Lava is also beautiful. The first few kilometers you will be travelling through tea gardens with Chel river on your left. The road continues through Faforkheti, This is a small village and a picnic spot for the locals. The picturesque village has the potential to become a tourist attraction. Further ahead on the road is Lava, a day trip to the famous tourist destination can easily be organised from Gorubathan.
Nearest airport is at Bagdogra near Siliguri.RAIL
Nearest Rail station is NJP (68 km).ROAD
The place is about 73 km from Kalimpong town (via Lava) and about 55 km from Siliguri.