Dawaipani, a small hamlet in Darjeeling District of West Bengal. It is located 21 km from Darjeeling by road. The vast Khanchendzonga mountain range and the stunning 270-degree views of the entire Dawaipani mountain range will be a highlight. Although the place’s natural beauty is amazing, it is remote and there is no city life. This place is a great choice for mountain lovers who don’t expect luxury other than natural beauty.
To get closer to nature, you can take a short trekking program starting from Dawaipani. There are many trekking trails available for adventure seekers, as the area is surrounded by forests and snow-peaked mountains.
Bird watchers will find Dawaipani a paradise. Here you can find rare birds of all kinds.
How do you get to Dawaipani?
Nearest airport: Bagdogra airport (IXB). It is approximately 76 km from Dawaipani via road. Nearest Railway Station to Dawaipani: New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, (NJP). It is approximately 77 km from Dawaipani via road. Nearest City: Darjeeling. By road, the Queen of Hill Darjeeling can be reached 21 km from Dawaipani.
What to see in Dawaipani/Best Places to See in Dawaipani
Khanchendzonga – The main attraction to Dawaipani’s Khanchendzonga is the incredible range of snow-peaked Mt. Khanchendzonga is also a place of virgin beauty.
Darjeeling – The famous Darjeeling city can be found just 21 km from Dawaipani. By visiting the most popular spots, you can make a day trip to Darjeeling from Dawaipani.
Toy Train (UNESCO World Heritage Site) – Enjoy the famous Joy Ride or Toy Train of Darjeeling Himalayan Railroad in Darjeeling by taking a one-day excursion from Dawaipani towards Darjeeling.
Takdah – Takdah will be a favorite among nature lovers who enjoy staying in the natural surroundings and Heritage accommodation. The Tukdah Tea Garden is another attraction. You can reach it by road from Takdah towards Dawaipani at about 15 km.
Tinchuley – Tinchuley is located very close to Takdah, and is famous for its spectacular view of the Mt. Kahnchendzonga range. It’s approximately 13 km from Tinchuley to Dawaipani via road.
Lamahatta – Lamahatta, a beautiful place near Dawaipani that has a well-decorated Lamahatta Park. Lamahatta can be reached by road only 6.5 km from Dawaipani.
Rangaroon – Rangaroon, a new area in Darjeeling’s tour map, is known for its beautiful natural beauty. It is, therefore, free from the hustle and bustle that can be found in cities. Rangaroon can be reached by road from Dawaipani in just 11 km.
Staying in Dawaipani: Accommodations in Dawaipani/Homestays in Dawaipani
There are no hotels in Dawaipani as it is a remote mountain village. There are very few small homestays in Dawaipani.
Rovers Eco Stay – 9007138504, 8336061268, 9163610260
Kabiraj Rai Home Stay – 9333879866
Dawaipani Homestay Zero Point – 9903228000
Karuna Homestay – 9735981042
Bloomdale Homestay – 7479269473, 7001800000, 7001559588
Biren Rai Homestay – 96414 52718.
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