Apple Harvest Tour

Apple Harvest Tour

from 7,500.00

Apple Orchard Tour programme showcases some of the best Apple Farms in and around the former summer capital of British India, Shimla, and now capital of the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh. The tour visits Kotgarh, widely considered as ‘the Apple bowl of India’ and probably ‘the largest Apple estate of India’ located 6500 feet above the sea level.

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  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
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  • Group Size Small Group
    10
All about the Apple Harvest Tour.

Apple Orchard Tour programme showcases some of the best Apple Farms in and around the former summer capital of British India, Shimla, and now capital of the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh. The tour visits Kotgarh, widely considered as ‘the Apple bowl of India’ and probably ‘the largest Apple estate of India’ located 6500 feet above the sea level.

Once a poverty stricken region Kotgarh is today one of the wealthiest region of Himachal, thanks to the Apple bounty. The tour also visits the famous Stokes Farm, named after American Samuel Stokes who introduced Apple cultivation in the region. The Apple Orchards of Sangla Valley and Kalpa, famous for delicious Kinauri Apple, are other key stopovers.

Also on the tour, visit the 1857 neo-Gothic ‘Christ Church’; hike to Tani Jubbar and savour the rich history and colonial architecture of Shimla, an integral part of India’s historical timeline and venue of ‘Shimla Conference’ in 1945 or the decision to carve out Pakistan in 1947.

In the harvest season help the local farmers in harvesting, sorting and packaging of apples for the market.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

– Transfer to and from Shimla
– Accommodations in Homestay on Twin Sharing basis
– All meals (Veg)

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

– Delhi – Shimla – Delhi airfare. Railway station / airport transfers in Delhi
– Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, insurance Beverages and snacks in Leh or any other tea house, tips for guides, cooks & porters
– Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.

  1. Day 1 Shimla - Thanedar (Drive)

    Drive to Thanedar via Narkanda. Upon arrival in Thanedar check in the Homestay for overnight stay.

  2. Day 2 Farm Visit and Trek to Jubbar Lake

    After relax morning you will visit Apple Garden in Thanedar and Kotgarh.

    We will take you to Kotagrah where you will be welcomed with a host of apple trees that is more like a country where an apple revolution took place. Exporting several lacs tones of apples everywhere.

    You will also visit The famous Stokes Farm is located at Thanedhar. Stokes came to India on a trip and while on a summer visit to Shimla, fell in love with its environments, which included the charming hill folk and settled down in Kotgarh. He started the apple farm which soon became renown with its Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Royal Delicious, Apples.

    Later in the day you can take a hike to Tani Jubbar, Lake is approx six Km from road ahead. Overnight stay in Homestay in Thanedar.

  3. Day 3 Harvesting Experience

    Morning after breakfast visit the farm again and get your hands dirty by assisting farmers in harvesting apple, sorting and packaging in traditional style. Overnight stay at Homestay

  4. Day 4 Drive to Shimla and back to home

    Today morning we will start early morning and finish our journey at Shimla before heading back to our homes.

Accommodation

– Accommodations in Homestay on Twin Sharing basis
– All meals (Veg)