Gorubathan

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Gorubathan
Town
Gorubathan is located in West Bengal
Gorubathan
Gorubathan
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 26°58′N 88°42′E / 26.97°N 88.70°E / 26.97; 88.70Coordinates: 26°58′N 88°42′E / 26.97°N 88.70°E / 26.97; 88.70
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Kalimpong
Elevation 417 m (1,368 ft)
Languages
 • Official Nepali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Darjeeling
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kalimpong

Gorubathan (Nepali: गोरुबथान) is a small town in the Kalimpong district of the Indian state of West Bengal.

Description[edit]

Among the locals, the place is also known as Sombaray. The name has its origin in the weekly village market (haat) which is organized every Monday (Sombar). Gorubathan is situated on the east bank of the Chel river. There are ruins of a fort known as Dalim Fort on the top of a hill near Gorubathan. Gorubathan is known for its beautiful landscape of the Neora river, mountains and forests, which attract a lot of tourists. Accommodation is available at the Forest Rest House, managed by the West Bengal Forest Development Corporation (WBFDC), and some other private hotels.

The town is 90 km from Kalimpong town and 59 km from Siliguri. To reach Gorubathan, one has to travel from Siliguri on NH31 till Damdim. From Damdim, a road to the north goes to Lava through Gorubathan.

Geography[edit]

Gorubathan is located at 26°58′N 88°42′E / 26.97°N 88.70°E / 26.97; 88.70.[1] It has an average elevation of 417 metres (1,368 feet).

Administration[edit]

Gorubathan is a community development block in the Kalimpong district. Gorubathan block consists of rural areas only with 11 gram panchayats, i.e. Dalim, Gorubathan–I, Gorubathan–II, Patengodak, Todeytangta, Kumai, Pokhreybong, Samsing, Aahaley, Nim and Rongo. This block has two police stations: Gorubathan and Jaldhaka. The headquarters of this block is in Fagu. There is a court of Judicial Magistrate and Civil Judge in Gorubathan since 2005.

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