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Location : Kotagarh, 82 kms From Shimla
Major Fruits : Apples and Pear
Other Fruits : Peach, Plum, Apricot, Guava, Strawberry
Other Destination : Mandi and Kullu

Apple Orchard in Kotagarh
The Producer of Famous Apples - Kotagarh Orchards

Apple Orchards – the Bloom in Shimla

The beautiful apple orchards in Himachal Pradesh are a popular travel attraction of the state. While in HP a visit to these beautiful apple gardens is a must as here you can get to know more about the cultivation process along with enjoying the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges at the backdrop. Also you cab buy lots on apples from these orchards on your way back.

Shimla is as illustrious for apple orchards as it is for being the capital of Himachal Pradesh and the favored summer capital of British. Take an excursion form Shimla to enjoy the apple and apricot orchards that are becoming one of the most famous attractions of Himachal Pradesh. Take an orchards tours of Himachal Pradesh to enjoy the the most surprising package of Shimla tourism. Horticulture is one of the most flourishing industry in Himachal Pradesh.

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Kotagarh – Where the Apples Grow

Enjoy vacations in Shimla and do not forget to take a 82 kms long excursion from Shimla via Naldehra 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 every where, this trend was started by Samuel Evans Stokes. He was an American who made Barobag Hill his resident and called it Harmony Hall. At the age of 22 in 1904, he inspired by Indian rituals became a Hindu and started living as a sage. In the year 1919, he started planting trees in his 200 ares land. It was this initiative that resulted in a a giant cultivation of apples in Himachal Pradesh.

Apple Sellers of Manali
Apples Being Carried for Selling Purposes in Manali

Some Other Apple Growers

A considerable amount of apple productions also takes place in Mandi as well as Kullu. Take an exclusive tours of the apple country of Himachal Pradesh to enjoy the orchards that will act as a filling aroma for those who loves fruits. Besides apples, other fruits that too are produced in Himachal Pradesh are pear, peach, plum, apricot nut fruit, citrus fruits mango, litchi, guava and strawberry.

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Top 5 Reasons To Visit Apple Orchards

Apple Orchards Covered With Rain

Fruits of Himachal Tastes Best
Travel to Himachal Pradesh to see the famous apple town of India - Shimla. Do not forget to take up excursions to the nearby town to see the most heartening attractions of the apple orchards. Himachal Pradesh promotes these fruit gardens that has been getting recognition as major horticulture destination of India.

Apple Revolution in HP
Apple orchards of Himachal Pradesh are perhaps the most illustrious in the country. Tourists should take up exclusive tours to enjoy the various apple producing area, where fruits grow in abundance.

Kotagarh History Fuses With its Soil
Kotagarh, 82 kms from Shimla is the place where an American Hindu turned Christian had planted the apple trees in his 200 acres of land. Since then, there is no looking back. Today, Himachal Pradesh is famous for it apples, all over the world.

Mandi and Kullu Have Them Too
Other destinations in Himachal Pradesh where apples are grown are Mandi and Kullu. Do not forget to take up various excursions to enjoy these beautiful orchards that provide peace as well as fragrance to the minds of the tired travellers.

Other Fruits That Hold On the Torch
Fruit orchards in HP India are not only restricted to the apple cultivation. Besides the apples, other fruits that too are fervently grown in the state are pear, peach, plum, apricot nut fruit, citrus fruits mango, litchi, guava and strawberry.

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