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❛If the path be beautiful let us not ask where it leads❜
True, but if you are heading to the ‘Whispering Pines’, Shillong, you will be delighted with many surprises coming your way. Away from the crowd of the city, along the slopes of Khasi Hills overlooking the green valley, lying close to the pristine Pine forests, this beautiful little homestay is for travellers looking for peace amidst the busy Shillong city.
Not just a beautiful homestay in a spectacular locale, the most fascinating part is it’s ambience. With a view to represent the local art, culture and traditions of the Khasi Hills, and promote responsible, endogenous tourism, the Whispering Pines hosts a number of social and entrepreneurial programs and workshops within its complex. Definitely, a very enriching experience for travellers, because for the hosts, the main focus is “inspiring to do the right things”.
❝ I relish the moonrise peeping through the trees,
Along with the pine-scented soothing breeze
I wander and rejoice in the lonely grove
Plucking and strolling the treasure trove,
Stranger birds dance greeting me,
The Bulbul whistles in the grand soiree ❞
— Rabindranath Tagore
The ‘Whispering Pines’ houses 2 double bedrooms and 2 dorms, one with 3 single beds, the other with 6 single beds. All the rooms have attached western toilets and all the basic amenities. Done up with warm earth tones and very tastefully decorated, the rooms exude positive vibes which is hard to miss.
Lots of greenery, including the lofty pines and abundance of avian species, cool crisp air, and tranquility all have a calming effect on your senses. The property is well maintained, clean, spacious with free parking zone and wi-fi.
Laundry services are also available. Food is served at the dining area where lunch and dinner times are fixed. Continental breakfast is served, which is complimentary with your bed charges. The hosts are always there to make your stay a memorable one, only you have to trust them to understand it better.
Available Rooms & Tariff
Includes (unless otherwise specified):
Bed Tea Breakfast
Children & Extra BedsChildren of all ages are welcome.
Kids upto 5 years of age are our guests at no charge.
Child 5 to 10 years with no extra bed: 50% of the tariff.
Child 10+ years in extra bed: considering as adult.
However if an extra bed is requested for the child, then 300 will be charged for the extra bed.
Double Room - A room assigned to two people and have one bed, inclusive of Breakfast.
Dormitory - One having 6 Single Beds and the other, 3 Single Beds - ideal for backpackers or a single traveller, inclusive of Breakfast.
The guest lounge beside the dining area has lots of interesting details and too good to catch up with other guests, specially around the fire place when mercury dips.
You & I Arts Café
A wonderful in-house cafe ‘You and I Arts Café’ running on the ground floor serving some really good traditional Khasi food. It is also a juncture to know the Khasi culture better with its collection of traditional Khasi games, books and other cultural activities & events that focus on arts & culture promotion, entrepreneurship and environmental protection.
Local crafts, musical instruments, cane and bamboo works, chatai, pinewood cabinates, seating arrangements etc manufactured by local craftsmen from locally available sustainable materials render a rustic yet vibrant look to the indoors as well as the outdoors.
To get there↷
‘Whispering Pines ’ homestay is located on the outskirts of Shillong, 5 minute walk from the Golf course, 3 km drive to North East Hills University.
Shillong is best approached from Guawahati which is the largest city of Assam and located at the base. From Guawahati the road NH6 connects to Shillong in about three hours [104 kms] of lovely scenic uphill drive through lush green mountains.
Limited flights also operate to a small airport only 35 kms away from Shillong. Meghalaya Helicopter Service operates helicopter service between Guwahati and Shillong. And there are regular buses that operate to Shillong from Guawahati and other nearby places.
25% deposit is charged in by Bhramonik upon reservation. 50% of total to be paid in behalf of Whispering Pines after booking. Final balance to be paid to Whispering Pines after arrival.
If government travel restrictions or hotel closure prevents your stay, the initial deposit paid to Bhramonik may be freely transferred to a future booking through Bhramonik (T&Cs apply).
For cancellations less than 90 days before arrival, Whispering Pines will keep/charge 50% of total. For cancellations less than 30 days before arrival, Whispering Pines will keep/charge full amount. For no-shows or early departures, Whispering Pines will keep/charge full amount. Cancellation fees kept by Whispering Pines may be used for a future stay at this property.
Payment and cancellation policies may vary with special offers.
Unless otherwise specified, the initial guarantee deposit is non-refundable.
We're available from 9am-6pm Monday-Friday,
and 9am-5pm Saturday (India times).