India is a land of some of the most illustrious fruit orchards in the country. You should take up an exclusive tour to enjoy the various fruit producing areas of the country, where fruits grow in abundance spreading across huge acres of land. These beautiful orchards not only give a delightful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life but also provide peace and fragrance to the minds of the tired travelers.
Following are the best fruit orchards of India
Apple Orchards of Shimla
Travel to Himachal Pradesh to see the famous apple town of India – Shimla. Capital of Himachal Pradesh and the summer capital of British, shimla is renowned for the apple orchards. Seeing the raw and ripe apples sagging from the trees is a great experience. The view of acres of lush green apple orchards will leave you fresh and enchanted. Take a tour from shimla to take a glimpse of the apple and apricot orchards that are becoming one of the most famous attractions of Himachal Pradesh. Manali, Mandi and kulu are other destinations in Himachal Pradesh where you can find acres of apples orchards.
Chiku orchards of Bordi- Dahanu
145 km from Mumbai, a trip to Bordi-Dhanu for exploring the multitude of Chiku farms can revitalize your sprit and leave you fresh with its magical aroma. The place is dotted with chiku orchards and can be an ideal weekend retreat form Mumbai. Dahanu has long been a home to large number of Chikoo farmers. A trip to the Chiku plantations is a great way to get close to the nature.
Konkan Mango Tours, Maharashtra
The Ratnagiri and the adjoining districts in the Konkan region of Maharashtra are dotted with acres of orchards of world famous Hapus mangoes (Alphonso). Simply take a ride in a bullock cart to maximize your adventurous experience of visiting to the orchards, plucking a few yourselves and much more.
Cashew Orchards of Goa
Apart from being the land of sand, surf and beaches Goa abodes lot of hidden secrets which welcomes you as soon as take a tour to the cashew orchards. A trip to the cashew orchards start with drinking the delicious feni. Also do not miss to visit the Cashew processing units and the feni distillation units which will add all the more fun.
Strawberry fields, Mahabaleshwar
Mahabaleshwar is a place for strawberries, jams, crushes, jellies and many other mounthwatering food items. Due to the presence of red soil in Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani, fruits like strawberry, raspberry, gooseberry and mulberry are grown in abundance. The A 6 hour`s drive from Mumbai will take you to the Strawberry country of Mahabalaeshwar where you can also join the farmers in plucking strawberries from the bushes and visit the jam factories that are located in Panchgani.