Dawaipani | The Lesser Known Hamlet Of Darjeeling - TheUnexplored Blog

September 24th, 2022

Dawaipani | The Lesser Known Hamlet Of Darjeeling

Tiny settlements snuggled into the valleys of the Himalayan Mountain slopes in Darjeeling along with their natural treasures. Dawaipani is one such hamlet. A hidden gem, only 19 kilometers from the uphill town of Darjeeling, is right opposite the majestic Tiger Hills. Dawaipani ( meaning medicated water) is considered an unknown little rural hamlet with health benefits.

 Many believe the place to be a miracle because of its properties to heal one’s health issues and relieve stress. Travel to this calm village in Darjeeling if you want to get away from the throng and have a relaxing vacation.

mount kanchenjunga from dawaipani
Mount Kanchenjunga (credit : Pixabay)

The town, positioned around 6,500 feet above sea level, boasts vast green tea farms and picturesque hills with vistas dotted with cottages. On a clear day, the magnificent snow peaks, topped by Mt Kanchenjunga, may be seen etched against the azure sky. One can see a wide diversity of birds in the woodlands that surround Dawaipani.

Dawaipani nestles in the heart of the dense Himalayan Forest which has only 135 modest dwellings. This little, unpolluted, well-constructed village is surrounded by tea plantations such as the Lamahatta, Takdah, and Glenburn.

tea garden in dawaipani
Tea garden (credit : Pixabay)

If you are a dedicated hiker, there are several different trekking trails with a moderate to high degree of difficulty. Dense Himalayan forests encircle the region. So, embark on a trekking expedition and learn the mysteries that nature beholds.

The entrance to Dawaipani is near Jorethang on the New Jalpaiguri-to-Darjeeling Road. The road winds through alpine forests till it arrives at the settlement.  You can enjoy the serene beauty along the ride to the destination.

The only time of year Dawaipani is not visitors-friendly is during the monsoon. Otherwise, you are free to visit it whenever you like. Don’t forget to bring your woolen garment as the hamlet is quite chilly.

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