Mr. Pravat Rai owns and runs this homestay with the help of some of his relatives and neighbours.
Forest trails, village walk, soft treks, birding or just simple enjoying the sublime weather. People visit Dawaipani for its grand view of Darjeeling town and Kanchenjunga mountain range beyond. Like most off beat destinations, Dawaipani does not offer you typical sightseeing options.
From Dawaipani to Peshok Road hike is a popular trek. The distance is about 4 kms and can be covered in less than an hour. There are also trek routes that will take you to the popular tourist destination of Lamahatta (about 3 hours trek). There is another forested trek route that goes to 3rd mile / Rangeroon area from here. More serious trekker may also avail a hike to Tiger Hill sunrise point. Birding here is also a popular activity. A variety of Babblers, Flowerpeckers, Sunbirds, Spiderhunters, Munia, Silverbill, Wagtail, Pipit, Rosefinch, Bluefinch, Tit and other variety of birds can be easily sighted here.Even More...
A visit to Lamahatta is a common tourist activity here. Lamahatta is about 8 kms and takes less than 30 minutes to reach.
You can also visit Darjeeling town from here. The queen of hills is about 15 kms away and takes less than an hour to reach. All the local sightseeing of Darjeeling can be undertaken from here. Another option is to visit Rangeroon. This village with great surround view is about 45 minutes drive away.Even More...
Dawaipani has pleasant weather throughout the year. Being at an altitude of about 6,000 feet, the weather...
Dawaipani has pleasant weather throughout the year. Being at an altitude of about 6,000 feet, the weather here is cold. You should carry warm woolens during summer months and heavy woolen during winter. Snowfall does not occur here. Rain is heavy during the monsoon months of July and August.
This is a Homestay not far from Darjeeling with excellent view of the surrounding hills and Kanchenjunga mountain range.
Dawaipani is a village just 20 kms from Darjeeling town. It is a village on the hill at the back of Darjeeling town. The aerial distance from Darjeeling to Dawaipani is barely 4 kms. If you have ever been to Darjeeling Mall and have seen the hills towards the east of the town, Dawai Pani would be the village just directly opposite to you.
The main attraction of Dawai Pani village is the grand view of Kanchenjunga range of hills with Darjeeling town in the foreground. Most tourists visit Dawai Pani to enjoy nature at its pristine best. There are forests all around the village where a variety of birds makes it an ideal birding destination.
Most tourists also avail the sightseeing that are available at Darjeeling from here. Darjeeling town is about 30 minutes drive (subject to traffic at Darjeeling town) so you can go to the town anytime you want if you have a vehicle at disposal. You can undertake all the sightseeing of Darjeeling town and yet stay in a secluded rural village.
Lamahatta, another popular tourist destination of the area, is just 10 kms and just 20 minutes drive away. You can enjoy all the local sights of Lamahatta such as the view point there.
Small walks in the forest and hikes to different areas around the village can be organised on advance notice. Trek to Darjeeling can also be organised from here which takes about three hours to reach on foot.
Our host Mr. Rai and his family prepare home cooked meal for our guests. You are offered Nepali and Bengali dishes.
Standard meals are served, if you have special requirements for food, it is recommended you confirm the same with our reservation executive before confirming the booking as special requirements may not be served in this rural village. Any special orders are at the discretion of the host and must be ordered minimum 3 hours in advance.
The village of Dawaipani is a small village at an extremely remote corner of the hills. In fact the road from Dawaipani does not go any further and ends in the village itself. The main attraction of the village and its Homestay is the grand mountain view you can get from here. Majestic snow peaks of Kanchenjunga forms the backdrop of the queen of hills Darjeeling here. On a clear day the view is truly amazing. The area is heavily forested with occasional tea garden here and there.
The name “Dawaipani” literally mean “Water that heals”. The name is derived from mineral spring and hot waters which is said to heal many illnesses. However in the village itself there is no such mineral springs as of now. There are some mineral springs further down the hill and inside the deep forests that can be reached on foot.
|Room Type||For the first 2 People||For 3rd and 4th Person (per head)|
For the 1st two people tariff is fixed, for the 3rd and 4th person, the extra amount is to be added on per head basis.
We can accommodate maximum 4 person here
Tariff may change at any time without prior notice
Dawaipani area can be reached through Peshok road. For the uninitiated, The Peshok road is the one that connects Darjeeling with Kalimpong. The stretch between Jorebungalow and Teesta Bazar on this road is called Peshok Road.
The road itself is quite beautiful and there are small villages along the road. Two such villages are 3rd mile and 6th mile. The name of the place indicates approximate distance from Jorebungalow crossing. From both 3rd mile and 6th mile there is a North bound road which can take you to Dawaipani. The road from 3rd mile is more obvious and difficult to miss. This is also the original road to reach Dawaipani. But the 6th mile road is more recent, in better condition and the distance is also shorter. However unlike the 3rd mile road, this road does not originate at exactly 6th mile but about 500 meters away from the village. Given the desolate area, unless you are aware of the place, it may be difficult for you to identify the road. If you are not travelling on a hired vehicle and want a shared transport to reach here, it will require some patience and energy as the route is very less trodden. Reaching Darjeeling by shared vehicle is absolutely easy. From Darjeeling take a shared vehicle toward Teesta and get down either at 3rd mile or 6th mile. You can get a vehicle hired from either of these places. From 6th mile you may also try walking if you are fit and have a backpack. The entire walk may take an hour or less.Even More...
A number of tourist places are available within short drive of Dawaipani.
Darjeeling – 20 kms Lamahatta – 10 kms. NJP – 80 kms. Kalimpong – 43 kms. Rangaroon – 18 kms. Sittong – 31 kms.Even More...