Dawaipani (দাবাইপানি) is small Himalayan village in North Bengal under fascinating Darjeeling district. The village situated in opposite hill of Darjeeling town that is the famous for Tiger Hill. Dawaipani is located just 15 km away from Darjeeling town, nearest junction is Jorrbunglaw, just 7 km away from this beautiful destination. The place where one can take the breath on the lap of nature, village consists of only 135 – 150 houses. This village is a paradise for bird lovers, bird watching is one of the best activity in Dawaipani.
This tiny hamlet offers you a spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga (Sleeping Buddha), and clear view of Namchi, West Sikkim (Chardham or Samdruptse), and hazy view of the Darjeeling town. Entire Darjeeling town looks like stars in galaxy at night.
Dawaipani meaning in local language is ‘Medicated water’, the name derived from local river (Khola) which passes through the village. This village is surrounded by few renowned tea estates like Glenburn Tea estate, Lamahatta Tea estate, Takdah Tea estate and lush green pine trees.
This small village is still virgin destination in tourism map, only nature lover and bird watcher visiting this place, so this is not well commercialized. Only few huts and village houses are there, local people has started their room as homestay.
Our associate homestay provides clean and cozy accommodation for nature lovers. This a small wooden house located at top of the beautiful hamlet (about 6,480 ft above sea level). You will feel like so close of mount Kanchenjunga, it’s visible from every corner and every room of the homestay. We also provide veg, non-veg delicious home cooked food.
Nearest airport is Bagdogra (IXB) and railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP), well connected with Kolkata and other major cities of India. Direct car/taxis are available from airport, NJP and Siliguri to Dawaipani through NH 10. Total distance is around 70 kms from Siliguri and it will take around 2-3 hrs. to reach. From tin mile take the right turn, which will go straight down, very steeply winding and binding its way through the dense pine forest. You also can reach Dawaipani from Darjeeling via Ghoom.
Dawaipani can be visited throughout the year, if possible avoid monsoon. Always carry heavy woolen clothes when you are in Dawaipani.