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Darang Tea Estate

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Kangra 170 060 India
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Darang Tea Estate is a family owned Estate which is over 150 years old and one of the first plantations to be planted by an Indian. A self-contained estate in the beautiful pristine hills of Himachal Pradesh. It consists of cottages framed by 70 acres of estate-owned land. The Estate is just 45 minutes drive from Mcleodgang and 20 minutes fromPalampur. The cottages have a direct view of the snow covered himalayas. Our homestay is featured in on Conde Nast Traveller :-)
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It was my first experience of a home stay and wow, it was worth it. From the gorgeous view of the Dhauladhar range, to the comfy cottages, the electric blankets, the fresh farm grown produce we consumed, the languid walks across the tea estate checking out fruit and vegetable plantations along the way, to the absolutely gorgeous in-house dogs, Casper, Brandy and Diana (who made us feel they'd known us forever), the warm and ever helpful staff, the curated sight seeing trips when we felt like stepping out, the sunny afternoon sessions, the fireplace evenings, friendly neighbours with amazing tales of yore, babaji's shrine with blessings galore - everything was perfect. One just didn't feel like leaving. But the best part was the feisty and spunky owner, Neeraji. She runs the place with her hubby ( who was away visiting his son it being vacay time) and makes you feel like part of the family. Half the wonder and draw of the place is her charm, charisma and desire to make you feel at home. Up in the wee hours and on her feet till late into the night, she is truly the "life" of Darang. A must visit, rather a must long stay!
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Response from neeranaveenb, Owner at Darang Tea Estate
Responded Apr 16, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience about your stay with us. It was my pleasure hosting you....you were amazing guests!
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Awesome experience of staying on a tea plantation. Very homely experience with the hosts who have taken efforts to make you feel at home yet provide you with a vacationing experience. The entire team, including Umed-ji, are fantastic and go out of their way to make you feel at home. Food is all from farm produce and completely organic. Brilliant selections of jams and pickle. Great location, great food, great experience.
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Response from neeranaveenb, Owner at Darang Tea Estate
Responded Jan 9, 2020
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at our home and the food . How very kind of you to appreciate the "Team" as without them it wouldn't be possible. We look forward to meeting you soon! Best wishes and regards..
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Had a relaxing holiday in the midst of the sprawling tea estate which has been passionately maintained by the Bhandaris. Awesome hospitality, sumptuous food made with homegrown ingredients and engaging discussions with the hosts made it a memorable experience! Nothing to complain. All the previous reviews are spot on.
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Response from neeranaveenb, Owner at Darang Tea Estate
Responded Jan 9, 2020
It was delightful having you here with us and have you appreciate the effort we made. The highlight of running our Homestay is meeting stimulating guests like you! Best wishes always...
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Darang Tea Estate is a beautiful heritage property and has been lovingly maintained by the hosts. The Bhandaris are attentive hosts and ensure guests are well looked after. We spent two nights here in late-May. The two-room cottage was spacious, charmingly done and very comfortable. The gardens and the tea estate are great for walking around and to just relax in. The resident dogs, Casper, Diana and Brandy, are super friendly. Especially Casper...though be careful with your socks as Casper loves to pick them up and chew them and you will get it back only after a dog biscuit bribe! Casper and Diana followed us around during all our walks and even my typically dog-shy toddler was comfortable with the dogs. The meal prices might seem high (as has been mentioned by other reviewers), but I felt it was worth it. The meals were all delicious and the dishes were unique and interesting. Naveen uncle and Neera aunty regaled us with many stories during the meal times. By the end of our stay we felt like we were staying with family. My mom is allergic to peanuts and Neera aunty ensured that the food was made appropriately. Darang is ideal for families, especially those with young kids or with elderly parents. We stayed there at the end of a hectic holiday and it was the ideal break before the long journey back home.
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Response from NEERA NAVEEN B, Owner at Darang Tea Estate
Responded Jun 14, 2019
We were delighted to have you and your parents here with us. Thank you for taking time out to share your experience! Best regards Naveen Neera
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i visited this beautiful property on a social visit to meet the lovely couple Neeru and Naveen Bhandari who are close friends to our family member. The cottages are old world charm and the property beautiful. Its like a gem tucked away in a lovely serene surrounding. Walking thru the tea estate and enjoying the charming hospitality of the lovely couple, I enjoyed every bit of my time there, sipping chilled beer and relishing delicious home made meal with freshly picked up organic veggies from their garden. I will strongly recommend this beautiful getaway to those who want to enjoy a quiet retreat and enjoy hospitality of the wonderful and friendly hosts.
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Response from NEERA NAVEEN B, Owner at Darang Tea Estate
Responded Apr 30, 2019
How kind of you to take out time and write about your brief visit. We were delighted to have you here and hope to see you soon again. Best regards
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IndiaHimachal PradeshKangra DistrictKangra
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Frequently Asked Questions about Darang Tea Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Darang Tea Estate?
Nearby attractions include Chamunda Nandikeshwar Temple (3.6 miles), Chamunda Devi Temple of Devi (3.6 miles), and Gopalpur Zoo (3.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Darang Tea Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Darang Tea Estate?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Darang Tea Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.