The Dala Rooster homestay in Panchgani is located about 8-9kms. from Wai. (here is the review). Our private taxi driver knew the place as the taxi operator for whom he works was recommended to us by the owner, Captain Gokhale. Even if the name of the homestay is not known, you can ask for directions to the Gokhale bungalow.
Directions to Dala Rooster Homestay
Just ahead of the Rain Forest restaurant, you have to take a right turn off the main road and drive down the rough stone-filled road, past the gate of Tata Consultancy Services property, turn left and continue till the end of the road.
|Rain Forest restaurant|
Since the roads leading up the homestay are filled with stones, large and small, it is highly advisable to take along good shoes which can bear the brunt of the rough road if you are intending to walk around the area. In fact, walk around you must. For one thing, there are some really pretty bungalows all around, not to mention colorful denizens of nature – flowers, birds and butterflies.
Do take a walk before 9a.m. straight down the
road (don’t turn right to go to the main road) to the very end and see the
overhead view of the small strawberry farm.
This same farm you can see from the
front on the other side just before the Rain Forest restaurant. We were
informed that the strawberries sold here are good, but since we had visited the
Panchgani market, we bought strawberries from there.
|Flowers of all hues bloom around|
|A sunny hello!|
|An unexpected surprise at my feet ~ a pretty butterfly resting on a dry leaf|
|View of strawberry farm at the end of the lane|
Within walking distance of Dala Rooster is Parsi Point. It is a 10 minutes walk but please do be careful as vehicles come and go at great speed and you have to walk on the very edge over the stony borders. It is best to face the oncoming traffic when you walk.
Rooms and Facilities
Capt. Vikas Gokhale
Paramount Society Survey no. 545/5,
Panchgani – 412 805
Ph: Contact Capt. Gokhale via email & give your contact nos. He will contact you.