Located at a distance of 59km from Siliguri is a quaint settlement called Gorubathan. Often known as “Sombare”, Gorubathan is situated along the river banks of Chel. Gorubathan is a famous picnic spot for people of Siliguri and Kalimpong, the river bank of Chel with the view of luxuriant tea garden being the ideal spot. The mountainous valley enclosing Gorubathan houses the ruins of ancient Dalim fort. The unique landscape, where the plain merges with daunting hill, of Gorubathan has mesmerized and captivated the heart of many travelers.
The road leading towards Gorubathan offers the most scenic view of changing landscape. Visitors can enjoy the serenity and abundance of nature in Gorubathan while staying at bungalow of Forest Department.
Best time to visit Gorubathan: March to October.
Things to do in Gorubathan: Angling, hiking, picnicking, shopping, tea garden tour, village walk.