Mr.Dipendra Rai is a local villager. He has completed a basic training course from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI). He used to be a professional guide at one time but is no longer involved in guiding activities. However, his knowledge of the region comes in handy for his guests.
He started his homestay very recently, inspired by a couple of other hosts. The increase in the number of tourists to this offbeat region has resulted in a subsequent rise in the number of homestays. Apart from being a host, he has another livelihood - like some others in the village, he too has a small plot of tea bushes. Instead of sending the produce to factories, they roll the leaves at home themselves by hand, and the end product is called Dawaipani's famous "haath malai chai" or hand made tea.Even More...
The main activities are village walks, soft treks, birding or just simply enjoying the exquisite weather. Like most offbeat destinations, Dawaipani does not offer you typical sightseeing options.
From Dawaipani to Peshok Road hike is a popular trek. The distance is about 4 km 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...
The village of Lamahatta is about 8 km away and you can visit Lamahatta Park. Takdah is 15 Kms away, a short drive that takes you to the famous Rungli Rungliot tea estate. You can also cover the popular sightseeing spots of Darjeeling town, which is about an hour's drive from here.
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 woollens during summer months and heavy woollen during winter. Snowfall does not occur here. Rain is heavy during the monsoon months of July and August.
There is a story behind the name Dawaipani. It is said that many decades ago, a Britisher was riding his horse in this area when he was bitten by an insect and his leg was infected. In futile search of medical aid, he stopped to drink some water from a stream flowing nearby and also cleaned the infected part of his leg with the water. The legend goes that his leg was thereafter miraculously healed and this story led to the village being christened “Dawaipani”, which literally means “Water that heals”. However, there is no such spring in the village itself as of now. There are some mineral springs further down the hill and inside the deep forests that can be reached on foot.
Dawaipani is a village just 20 km from Darjeeling town. It is located on the hill behind Darjeeling. 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.
Humro Home Dawaiapani Siddharth homestay is a simple, single-storied wooden structure. There is one main bedroom along with another smaller room. There is a sitting room for lounging and spending time with your family. The dining space is separate, located towards the left of the main homestay, along with a kitchen.
There is an open porch in front, from where you can get a magnificent view of the mountain range. People visit Dawaipani for its grand view of Darjeeling town and the giant Kanchenjunga mountain range beyond. There being no obstruction between the mountains and our homestay, the reflection of the moonlight on the slopes on a clear night enhances its proximity. The effect can be magical.
01 Western style washroom.
Dawaipani Siddharth Homestay sits about 6-7 steps climb downwards from the main road. The view from here is breathtaking, with the gorge dropping down before you and the mountain range just beyond.
|Room Type||AP Plan|
|Standard Room (2 Rooms)||₹ 1250 per person|
GST Extra as per the prevailing rate
Tariff includes all major meals such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Dawaipani area can be reached through Peshok road, which 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 the approximate distance from Jorebungalow crossing.
From both 3rd mile and 6th mile there is a Northbound 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 road itself is not in good condition. 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. From here, take a left where the road climbs - Dawaipani is about 6.5 Kms from this turning.Even More...
A number of tourist places are available within a short drive of Dawaipani. Darjeeling – 20 km Lamahatta – 8 km NJP – 80 km Kalimpong – 43 km Rangaroon – 18 km Sittong – 31 km
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