A homestay like no other.

It was an idyllic stay. Apart from being aptly located (not amidst commotion, not farther away from civilisation), this homestay will definitely continue to be my choice of stay in Darjeeling. My hosts, whom I fondly referred to as ‘uncle and aunty’, were very hospitable. I suppose they made a lot of difference to my experience as did the clean room.

I was travelling by myself and safety was of key importance to me. Uncle was very generous with his guidance and directions. Aunty’s homemade food helped me keep fit for the trek the following days. Apart from the home being very clean, it was cosy and the view from my room (especially at night) was surreal. With the lights from Darjeeling twinkling from my window, I was often torn between an undisturbed sleep and wonderful waking hours.

Will I go back? Without a doubt. I can’t recall a thing that I don’t want to re-live. If you’re travelling to Darjeeling and don’t stay in this homestay, you will be challenging the mountain love quite strongly.

 

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