The Pilgrims' House: an oasis in India.
Occupying a beautiful restored building on the land of a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, the Pilgrim House offers affordable rated accommodation of 10 standard rooms with window, electric fan and shared bathrooms and toilets. Next to these rooms a lot of 5 kitchens are available for personal use.
The Pilgrims House is an ideal home away from home with beautiful natural surroundings for pilgrims, Dharma practitioners and small tourist groups who appreciate a unique blend of Buddhist tradition. It also offers a unique choice for patients undergoing treatment at the nearby hospital.
The Pilgrims House is well situated away from the real boom city of Siliguri. Located between Bagdogra airport and N.J.P Railway station, it is very easily reachable by public transports and taxi.
The Pilgrims House is the perfect place to enjoy quietness and serenity, while organizing your next move from this gateway to Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Sikkim, Nepal and Bhutan.
Rates: from 50 to 200 rupees per night
Train ticket reservation
Access to filter water
Getting to us:
The way to Khordong Byangter Monastery,also known as Buddha Mandir
-Take the train to New Jalpaiguri (NJP) train station, near
From there go to the prepaid Taxi Booth which stands outside the main
entrance and ask for a Taxi to Ranidanga, Buddha Mandir, Off Goshpati Moore.
Tell the driver to go via Mahananda bridge and through Medical Moor, it should cost you around 220 rupees.
-You also can take an auto-rickshaw if you prefer, which will cost you from 120 to 180 depending on your capacity to bargain. The instructions are the same.
-If you prefer to come by bus, first take a Bus, an auto-rickshaw or a cycle-rickshaw to Siliguri.
-Book a ticket to Bagdogra airport (IXB) and from there go to
the prepaid Taxi Booth which is inside the airport just before the exit gate.
-Ask for a taxi to Ranidanga, Buddha Mandir, Off Goshpati Moore. It should cost you around 250 rupees.
From Siliguri, by bus:
-The best way is to go to Court Moore, as it is the starting point for all buses, that will assure you to get a sit. Otherwise you also can catch the buses from Hill cart road.
There are two types of buses which
you can take:
-The first one is a direct bus. Its final destination is
Pashidewa. Board this bus and say you want to get off at Goshpati more, also know as Goshpara, it shall cost you 8 rupees. The key word remains Buddha Mandir.
From there, it is a 10 minutes walk through Dhansara village, till the Gompa main entrance gate.
-The other buses you can take are any buses in direction of
Nepal border (Panithanki) or any buses going to Bagdogra. You will stop at Shivmandir Moore (also known as Medical Moore), this part of the journey should cost you 5
From there you can take another bus in direction of Pashidewa. You will then
stop at Goshpati more, also known as Goshpara, and this second part of the journey should cost you another 5 rupees.
You shall then walk through the village till the Gompa main entrance gate.
From Siliguri, by shared Auto-Rickshaw:
-As for the bus, the best way is to go to Court Moore, as it
is the starting point for all auto-rickshaw as well, you will then be sure to get a sit.
Otherwise you also can catch the auto-rickshaw from Hill cart road.
There are two ways to
-One direct way with any auto-rickshaw heading to Pashidewa. The key word remains Buddha Mandir, Goshpati Moore. The cost is 9 rupees.
-The other way is to board any auto-rickshaw heading towards Shivmandir
or Bagdogra. Stop at Shivmandir Moore (also known as Medical Moore). This first part of the journey shall cost you 7 rupees.
From Shivmandir Moore, board any auto-rickshaw going to Phasidewa and get off at Goshpati more for another 5 rupees.
Warning: Buse and auto-rickshaw ride can be very difficult to find after 8.30pm from Siliguri.
Phone: +91 99 33 062222 or +91 98 32 049416
Dhansara Village, P.O. Ranidanga 734012
District Darjeeling, West-Bengal