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Kinnaur’s Royal Apple Orchard Tours

Kalpa village during apple season

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, an ‘Apple orchard once in India’ means ‘Kinnaur all the way’. In the lap of blue skies and hills that are enchanted with an awesome view and the famous Kinnauri Apple, one will find tranquility here. The high altitudes of Kinnaur ranging from 2,320 mts to 6,816 mts, are a haven for Mountaineers & Fruiters.

AppleKinnaur is the northeast district of Himachal Pradesh, located about 235 kms from Shimla. Surrounded by the Tibet to the east, the region has a harmonious mix of the Buddhists and Hindus keeping the multicultural values of India alive. Places like Sangla & Kalpa are famous for the apple production. Kalpa is one of the biggest and beautiful villages of Kinnaur where river Sutlej flows through its scenic valleys.  The picturesque Sangla Valley known for rich tribal culture and traditions is perfect for a camp-night under the stars.

Stokes was the mad behind bringing the ‘Apple Revolution’ in Himachal. Explore these beautiful apple growing villages tucked in the western Himalayas.

Must Do: Walk through the Apple Orchards of Kotgarh & Thanedar (origin of apple farms in Himachal) 80 kms from Shimla

Must See: Bhimkali temple in Sarahan, 90 kms from Kalpa. The temple is a rare combination of Bhuddhist and Hindu architecture which is approx 200 years old

Best Season: March – September

Recommended Programme:

Delhi – Shimla – Thanedhar – Sangla – Chitkul – Kalpa – Sarahan – Chandigarh – Delhi