It was a weekend family trip in the month of November 2020 to spend Diwali holiday. As COVID pandemic lockdown made us mad that’s why we planned this family trip. Darjeeling is 68 km from Siliguri city and 74 km from NJP. Bagdogra is also 70 km from Darjeeling and is the nearest airport and New Jalpaiguri adjacent to Siliguri is the nearest railway station. Here I will share my experience of staying at Pahari Soul Homestay Darjeeling.
Plenty of buses ply from Siliguri to Darjeeling. Shared taxis operate from Siliguri to Darjeeling. One can hire a SUV at a cost of ₹1800-2200. Shared jeeps are obtainable from Chowk Bazaar & Gandhi Road stand during the day time. Rate: Rs. 200/- per person up to Siliguri and Rs. 220/- per person up to New Jalpaiguri (NJP). Shared taxis are available for internal transportation within Darjeeling.
The stay, Pahari Soul Homestay Darjeeling and particularly, the luxury double bed room was more than sufficient with separate sitting area with sofa and luggage shelf and elegantly adorned with a pleasant stunning balcony and a view of Kunchenjunga. Kanchenjunga can be seen through the glass window from the room if weather stands with you. The room has one bed, 2 wooden chairs and a small centre table with CTV. View from the balcony was awesome. The balcony was giving a 180-degree view of the ridge and the way to Darjeeling city.
Pahari Soul Homestay
46 Hill Cart Road,
Dali, Near Dali Petrol Pump,
West Bengal 734101
I & my family reached Pahari Soul Homestay from NJP in the afternoon. The hotel is located 3kms before entering Darjeeling and nearest landmark is Dhali Petrol pump. You can take share taxi to reach the market and walk up to the mall. We were lucky to get a clear sky on all of the days throughout our stay and we enjoyed the view of the white snow capped mountains straight ahead.
When I reached there, I was busy taking photos of indoor and outdoor. Our entire stay for 4 days was fun filled. At night temperature dropped to 15 degree, Sameer (7699899670) and his wife, both look after guests of the property, took care of us passionately.
Their Home made food was too good. Honestly, if you are planning to stay in place where scenic beauty will delight your eyes, this is the right place. Pahari Soul Homestay runs by Shoyeta. It is about 10 minutes by car from the main taxi stand.
Situated at Darjeeling Dhali area, in the lap of the nature. The homestay, Pahari Soul Homestay Darjeeling and especially, the luxury room was sufficient enough with full-size mirror and a small sitting room. Kanchenjunga can be seen from the room and balcony. The room has one double bed, two chairs and a center table. View from the balcony was awesome. The balcony was giving a 180-degree view of Darjeeling. The rooms also have the basic necessities like TV, hot water in the washroom, drinking hot water, electric mattress. If you are not looking for luxury but are more focused on a good view out the window and want to stay close to the main road this is your best choice.
They have no restaurant. The food options are limited but the food is very homely. Food quality is good but the price is little bit higher side as compared to other hotels in hill station e.g. one small bowl of rice is Rs. 100. So my suggestion is arrange food from outside.
But, all the food staff served hot. The behavior of the manager and all the staffs were awesome. Soyeta arranged a cab for local sightseeing at a reasonable price (as per my comparison).Contact details of cab driver-
You can book cab of Bhagwan for local sightseeing.
I got the room at Rs. 1500/- per night per head (only lodging) and it was real value for money. Lowest Room rent compared to other Hotels or homestay in the vicinity and facility being almost the same. Water from local stream supplied in room. Mineral water – chargeable. The staffs were courteous and prompt. The housekeeping was also good.
In Darjeeling, there are lots of places to stay. Overall, I would recommend this Pahari Soul Homestay Darjeeling to stay with your family.
We stayed here for 3 nights and 4 days. No valid document submitted at the time of check-in. Check-in time is 12 noon and check out time is 11 am. It is about 10 minutes by car from the main taxi stand. I was thankful to Soyeta Chatterjee as she allowed us one room for late check out.