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61 Dehwathu Dehwathu Opposite Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Pahalgam 192401 India
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#44 of 112 in Pahalgam
Hakeem Homestay is in the hills 10km from Pahalgam, Kashmir. The house is located in a small village Dehwathu very close to the Awoora birds Wildlife Sanctuary. The village is located amongst pristine local farmland of rice paddy's, mustard fields & fruit orchards with views of the nearby mountains & is a short distance from the Lidder River. Many walks & day activities can be organised during your stay. our guests to experience the true Kashmir hospitality. To maintain this,it is our policy that alcohol is not served at our premises.We appreciate your understanding in this matter. (NO FAMILY ROOMS)Check in and checkout 12 noon,No pets,Smoking outdoors please. (The nearest airport is Srinagar. The nearest railway station is in Jammu. There are shared jeeps from the railway station. We can provide you with more details about pricing if you need it)
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga room
Breakfast available
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Adults only
Secured parking
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room service
Bottled water
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Urdu


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Grade: 51 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 10 km
6Attractionswithin 10 km
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Pat wrote a review Dec 2018
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From the moment that you step through the door of this beautiful and peaceful home, the Hakeem Homestay makes you feel very welcomed. I love the experience that I have while staying here of seeing a part of Kashmiri life that I would never have seen had I stayed in a hotel - from being nourished by the lovely home-cooked food (and Kashmiri tea!) to chatting with the Afaq and sharing cultural experiences. I’ve visited the Homestay in both summer and winter, and it’s been great to see the house and surrounding area in different seasons. The garden is a serene place to spend a summer’s afternoon reading, and in the wintertime, the views of the mountains are breathtaking. Both times I’ve been so well looked after, and I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for opening your home to travelers like me, and I wish you every success.
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Date of stay: January 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Rooms are very tidy clean as well bathroom with hot showers.
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maryfstone wrote a review Jun 2016
3 contributions4 helpful votes
I had an absolutely incredible time at Hakeem's homestay in Dehwathu. I wanted to have a local experience in a small town in Kashmir and this was just amazing. It was truly Kashmiri hospitality at its best. The house itself is just gorgeous and very tastefully decorated in the Kashmiri style. I had meals at the house and the food was so delicious. They have organic food from the garden--so yummy! Everyone was so kind to me, I really felt at home. As a solo female traveler, I felt really well taken care of and I'm so grateful. Hakeem arranged airport transportation for me which was really helpful as well. If you are thinking about heading out here, do it! You will be so happy you did. The natural beauty in Kashmir is incredible and the people are absolutely lovely. Thank you, Hakeem!
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled
Debra L wrote a review May 2016
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom23 contributions8 helpful votes
It is hard to find the words to describe this beautiful and tranquil home, amid the gorgeous Lidder Valley. I was welcomed with warmth by the family, looked after incredibly well, with authentic Kashmiri food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and got to experience a slice of genuine Kashmiri culture that is a treasure. The rooms are beautiful, the water hot, and the views and garden just wonderful. There are some good walks around (the house is on the edge of a wildlife sanctuary) and the family can arrange sightseeing, treks etc. I feel incredibly grateful to have been a guest here, when many people told me "Don't go to Kashmir, it's not safe". As a solo female traveller, I'm glad that the above advice did not put me off. I have felt as safe here as I would back in my home town in the UK and had the chance to see somewhere I never thought I would. Thank you so much to the Hakeem family!
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Travelled
Eitan K wrote a review May 2016
Nuremberg, Germany19 contributions4 helpful votes
Well, I don't know how to begin, first, the family is the best hosts I've ever met. From the first moment you feel like at your own home and much more than that. The family will take care for everything you might need. Great activities and beautiful place to see around. They will welcome you with authentic Kashmir food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, amazing Kashmiri special tea to you won't forget. Very recommended homestay, better than everything out there.
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Travelled
Xavier B wrote a review May 2016
McLeod Ganj, India1 contribution
This marvellous home of a small family (mother, son and daughter) has been one of my best discoveries abroad up to now! It is very welcoming, clean, pristine and calm. The surroundings in some way remind one of the swiss alps, combined with a middle eastern, indian touch. There simply aren't many things, that will start off the day better than, waking up to the lush greens of apple trees and the snow topped peaks of the himalayan range. The rooms are spacious and very tidy (also arranged kashmiri style) and they each have bathroom (toilet, shower) with hot water. I would like to say a few things about the family aswell. I received a very warm welcoming from all members of the family and the first thing i was offered when i arrived was chai or coffey with biscuits. I had a sit and a few long conversations with the son (he loves cricket), who speaks very good english and was glad to help with anything i needed. I also got to know a bit about kashmiri kultere, such as foods, garments and traditions, at mealtimes with the family. I spent a wonderfull time at this place in one of the most idyllic areas ive been to so far. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking to spend a few relaxed days in peace and quiet (still a lot of activities to do around the area if you want to). I want to say thank you to the family for taking care of me and also the owner of the homestay hakeem! God bless you
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Trip type: Travelled
shane s wrote a review Sep 2013
Port Pirie, Australia120 contributions107 helpful votes
I stayed at Hakeem Homestay in May 2012. I found the family to be very friendly and considerate of me as a guest. After budget backpacking around India for several weeks before arriving it was a great relief to have a clean, friendly family home to stay in. I was made to feel very welcome and provided with everything I needed by the Hakeem family. The food was excellent and it was certainly a change to have some proper home cooked meals after living off street vendors and restaurants for an extended period. Unfortunately I will not make it back to Kashmir this year but I certainly hope to return and pay a visit to this lovely family in the next few years.
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Date of stay: October 2012
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Trip type: Travelled
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IndiaJammu and KashmirKashmirAnantnag DistrictPahalgam
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Frequently Asked Questions about HHS
Which popular attractions are close to HHS?
Nearby attractions include Chandanwari (1.0 km) and Mamaleshwar Temple (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at HHS?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at HHS?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at HHS?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to HHS?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dana Pani, Troutbeat, and Cafe log inn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at HHS?
Yes, guests have access to a yoga room during their stay.
Does HHS have an airport shuttle?
Yes, HHS offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does HHS have airport transportation?
Yes, HHS offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at HHS?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at HHS?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Urdu.