Apple Country Road Trip
The apple economy in India has been booming for a very long time now. Whenever we hear of friends or family heading up north to the hills, our very first thought is to ask them to bring back a big sack of those juicy apples that are so famous in most Himalayan states of India. But little did you know, the very origin of apples in India dates back to 1904 when one Samuel Evans Stokes visited India on a leprosy mission. He was advised to relocate to a tiny hamlet of Kotgarh in Himachal Pradesh when the heat started bothering him too much, and here he started experimenting with apple plantations. And what a success it became!
Kotgarh- more specifically Thanedar- is the birthplace of apples in India. It is located in the Shimla district. Thanedar is a quiet village with acres of apple plantations as far as the eye can see. Just a few kilometres away from Narkanda, this small countryside receives ample snowfall, a very important factor for juicy apples. During spring, the trees bear the bright pink apple blossoms and the entire region is a riot of happy colours! Post rains during the months of August and September are the harvest season. It is time for processing of jams and chutneys that are shipped to the entire country! Thanedar is also known as the Fruit Bowl of Dev Bhoomi. It is home to lush green forests and beautiful camping sits that make it for the perfect offbeat destination.
This trip also includes a visit to Hatu Peak (3,200 m). This will be the highest point of this trip. In this trip, you will also spend a night at a farm-stay, located very near to the apple orchards. Narkanda is famous for an awesome view and hospitable people. Join us for apple country road trip as we make our way through some ancient villages of Shimla district known for their apple farmings. With mountains laden with apple orchards as far as the eye can see, this is one trip that will surely take your breath away!
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