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Himshikha Homestay

A Cosy Homestay Run By Husband-Wife Duo

Rating4.5(70)
Hooker Road, Darjeeling
Stays > Homestay
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OffbeatA truly hidden and local experience
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BasicEconomical options for the backpacker
It is one of the hidden gems proposed by our influencer - Ahana Bhattacharya. Himshikha Homestay opened its doors in the year 2017 with an aim to share their home and personal space with the rest of the world. Their aim is to make your visit as pleasurable, hassle-free and organised as possible. The owners personally host every guest which is why they are loved by all travellers. There are 5 rooms that are available which range from a 'standard double bedroom' to a 'quadruple room with a kitchen show more

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Himshikha Homestay
There are 5 rooms that are available which range from a 'standard double bedroom' to a 'quadruple room with a kitchenette'.
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The Views
Located 5 minutes below Himshikha Homestay is the Happy Valley Tea Estate. Established in 1854, is Darjeeling's second oldest tea estate.
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The Attic
Plus, Mr and Mrs Dipak Sharma will not leave any stone unturned to make your stay worthwhile and comfortable.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • Enjoy the warmth of Himshikha homestay with an overnight stay.
  • Choose to live in the standard rooms or in the attic.
  • Be the receivers of true hospitality of an Indian family.
  • Get to learn tip and tricks, the local lifestyle and cultural differences.
  • At the end, enjoy some lip-smacking food prepared by the owner.

Where is this?

  • Himshikha Homestay is 10 walking minutes away from Darjeeling town.
  • Shrubbery Nightingale Park - About 5 minutes walk from Himshikha, the Shrubbery Nightingale Park in Darjeeling is a beautiful public park area.
  • Chowrasta - Set atop a hill, Chowrasta is the crown of Darjeeling town which is always bustling with activity. People of all ages come for walks to this uptown area.
  • The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is located 10 mins away from Himshikha Homestay.
  • Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park - Located 10 minutes away from Himshikha Homestay is the famed Darjeeling zoo which is the largest high altitude zoo in India.
  • Happy Valley Tea Estate - Located 5 minutes below Himshikha Homestay is the Happy Valley Tea Estate. Established in 1854, is Darjeeling's second oldest tea estate.

With whom?

  • It's a homestay experience.
  • The rooms are divided between three variants, which means that it could or could not be shared by other guests.
  • However, the room is private and completely personal.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided to you.
  • A homely breakfast to come your way.

Things to remember

  • Meals can be arranged for an additional charge.
  • You can even get a tour, taxi rental arranged by Dipak sir.

Something unique

Himshikha Homestay is one of the busiest properties in the whole of Darjeeling which provides exceptional homestay experience to all guests.

Tips from insiders

  • They treat you like a family, so you can take a peek in the kitchen if you want to learn a thing or two. :D