Gorubathan a small town located adjacent to the river Neora in the Kalimpong district, around 75 kms drive from Siliguri. If you have to reach Gorubathan, reserve a car or a taxi from Siliguri/Bagdogra/NJP and travel through the NH31 till Damdim. From Damdim a road to the north goes to Lava through Gorubathan. Major attractions at Gorubathan include Dalim fort (a fort build by the Bhutanese kings), Jhandi Dara (reat view of the snow capped Himalayan mountain range as well as views of Dooars plains). A day trip to Lava can also be organised from Gorubathan, a popular tourist destination of the region. At a distance of about 19kms from Gorubathan, another interesting tourist destination, Jhandi is situated. The best time to visit Gorubathan is summer, giving you a pleasant experience of the weather including the place. Tourist visiting Duars specially Gorumara (Lataguri) region regularly visits Gorubathan due to its close proximiity.
Neora valley and alpine forests on the surrounding area offers wonderful scenic landscape view. 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. Gorubathan offers some tourist accommodation spread over nearby villages, small homestays and other lodges too. Jhandi, another interesting tourist destination nearby also have accommodation. The distance from Gorubathan is about 19 kms. You can base your stay here and make the itinerary.
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