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    Stay In A Quaint Homestay In The Middle Of Orange Orchards In Darjeeling

    Sayani posted on 02 January

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    Forget tea plantations, north Bengal is orange county!

    What Is It?

    A secluded village tucked somewhere in the hills of Darjeeling district in north Bengal dotted with rows of orange trees. If Darjeeling tea and Kanchenjunga were giving you the high, then consider Darjeeling tea coupled with Kanchenjunga, tranquil serenity and the tangy- sweet burst of oranges — enough to kickstart your holiday plans?

    Why Should I Go?

    You’ll be in the charming Himalayan hillside towns of Mirik, Sittong and Sukna relishing pulpy, sweet oranges that grow in clusters around these places. The places are not thronged by the usual touristy crowds and hotels are absent. Instead, you will  stay in the homes of local people {think charming wooden cottages!} and enjoy their hospitality and food.

    The oranges {known as “Darjeeling oranges” because they grow in that district} are quite different from their Nagpur cousins — they are smaller and deliciously sweet and fleshy. You’ll also find pomelo oranges growing in clusters here. Visit the orchards and tread carefully because there’ll be oranges carpeting the ground below!

    Quick tip: Don’t pick oranges from the trees without permission because most of the produce are often already sold by the owner.} And don’t forget to indulge in the locally-produced fruity marmalades, preserves and jams.

    Where Can I Stay?

    When in Mirik, visit School Dara to stay close to the orchards. Rodhighar Homestay with its British-style cottages is a good place to hole up in. The rent varies between INR 2,000 to INR 2,600. Rodhighar has its own orchard and an organic farm. Check here for more info

    The orange village of Sittong is close to Kurseong and is still untouched by commercial honchos. Check out Hangkhim Homestay and Humro Homestay — you’ll shell out anything between INR 1,400 to INR 2,200 for a stay here. Apart from the oranges, you’ll love the tender, green squash and the fiery hot local chillies {aka the famed dalleh}.

    Anything Else?

    Waste no time and get planning because the oranges are here only till February end. Book your stay before you go. For Hangkhim Homestay {Sabjey Basti, Sittong}, contact Mahender Rai 9733444416. For Humro Homestay {Ghlaytar, Sittong}, check here.

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    Rodhighar Homestay

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    locationDarjeeling

    School Dara, Lower Mirik basti, Darjeeling, West Bengal

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      Homestays

      Rodhighar Homestay

      locationDarjeeling