Snow Lion HomeStay
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So in the end we did make it to Darjeeling for Christmas. But oh my God what a mission it turned out to be. Having failed at getting train tickets we managed to arrange a private car to drive us to Siliguri (some 550 kilometres) from where we could catch a mountain jeep a further 3 hours into the Himalayas. We'd been told to expect a journey to …
... very lucky again to be on the receiving end of such hospitality amidst the chaos.Pupuli is home from university due to a bout of malaria. We try to cheer her up, over the time we have many in-depth conversations about life, India, art and the world. What a beautiful young woman proud of her culture and her family, she shows me her artwork.
As luck would have it, there were two handicraft exhibitions (Fairs) in Kolkata where I was able to purchase ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsSnow Lion HomeStay Darjeeling
This homestay is actually a family run hotel with well furnished, clean rooms, constant hot water, Wifi and very friendly and helpful staff. It's closer to the higher-end hotels and the area surrounding it is a lot less busy than the rest of Darjeeling, though you still have to look in every direction when stepping out onto the streets in case one of the hundreds of taxis, 4X4 transports or even horses rush past.
Although it's a great place to stay, it does cost a little more than expected (around 1500 Rupees) but if it's cold when your there, it's worth parting with a few hundred rupees more to get hot water and a room heater.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.