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Darang Tea Estate

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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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269suraj wrote a review 3 Apr
Bangalore, Karnataka, India3 contributions
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The experience was truly magical. The cottage quaint and pretty the views of the snow clad mountains were just breathtaking. The food was in a class of it's own, a showcase of the local cuisine quite interesting!!! The jams and pickles were homegrown a pretty substantial spread so to speak!! The tea grown here has a unique and excellent taste of its own .. Best drunk black .. The walks thru the estate were invigorating and we had the company of Diana a beautiful black labrador who kept us company.... Definitely high in the must visit list .
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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We are delighted that you enjoyed what we have to offer... thank you for taking the time out to write about your stay.
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Subhashini C wrote a review 2 Apr
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Darang tea estate gives one a wholesome experience -Serene and picturesque. Snow capped mountains. Charming and courteous hostess. Delicious meals. Beautifully maintained estate. The house is intriguing and has a collection of memories.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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We really enjoyed having you here with us and hope that you will visit us again soon.
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Annie Randhawa wrote a review Mar 2024
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I will never forget the wonderful holiday we had at Darang Tea Estate. It's a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Long walks in the estate situated at the foothills of the snow capped Dhauladhar Range. Lazily sipping Darang Tea on the verandah of a quaint 150 year old cottage. Eating delicious meals that are made using 3 generation old recipes. Sleeping on amazingly comfortable pillows and quilts that send you to instant dreamland.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Overwhelmed.... thank you!
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Gurmeet Randhawa wrote a review Mar 2024
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
Amazing ambience I this heritage tea estate. Wonderful hospitality and amazing food. Neeru is an amazing hostess full of local knowledge. Look forward to visiting again. Great to know about the history of Kangra tea and taste Darang tea estate tea.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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It was delightful having you here with us!
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Govind D wrote a review Mar 2024
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Thank you for a lovely afternoon The food was super. The snacks and dessert lovely. All had an unmistakable stamp of personal care. Thanks for inviting your friends. That they came from such distant places is overwhelming. The property is just unbelievable. Nestled between the mountains, forest and tea gardens. The cottages have an old world charm about them. Thank you for the tea and the lovely memories.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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It was our pleasure to host you.... thank you.
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Lalit wrote a review Mar 2024
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Last week we reached property and was raining throughout but it was amazing view of the estate , our host Neera ji and staff were there and all were very cooperative. And walk in the tea plantations and view of snow clad mountains 🏔️ was very nice enjoyed all the hospitality and service by staff was outstanding and our escort Diana 🦮 was there during our visit 😀
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 8 Mar 2024
It was our pleasure to host you and your family....hope to have you here again for longer as promised!
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Vijay R wrote a review Mar 2024
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Our vacation at Darang was among the best we've had. The estate itself is lovely, Neera Bhandari is a caring hostess, an incredible cook, an excellent advisor on most anything around her. Her staff is well trained and efficient, too. During our stay there, when someone called to ask when we would return home, I said, given a chance, never! I hope that says it all.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 8 Mar 2024
Thank you.... overwhelmed 🙏
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Road00163759587 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Well!!! It was most enchanting trip we both ever had. It was just not Tea Estate it was more like a bliss. The cottage was spotless and cozy, the facilities were well maintained. The host Neera is a wonderful , warm and knowledgeable lady. Her place is the epitome of good taste. Not to forget Pooja and the rest of the staff were very helpful It surpassed our expectation.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 2 Mar 2024
Thank you for taking time out and writing about your stay with us...we are delighted that you enjoyed it🙏
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Sunshine18793986938 wrote a review Feb 2024
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This was our first experience with a so-called 'home-stay', but right from the start, we got the most excellent version of what this could mean: a personal welcome at the fireplace making us feel like family right from the start, useful advice and help with our daily program, and the most delicious and wonderful right-from-the-garden meals one can imagine. Combined with interesting outings in the neighbourhood, nature walks on the estate, and lively, intimate and interesting talks with Neeru Bandari, this made it into an unforgettable experience, and the perfect way to wind-down after an intensive 3 weeks tour through Gujarat & Punjab. We would definitely love to come back some day, to 'our' cosy and clean Peccan Cottage!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from NEERA NAVEEN BHANDARI, Owner at Darang Tea Estate
Responded 25 Feb 2024
What a joy it was to have you both, brilliant couple over....loved our chats by the fire.... It's guest like you who inspire me to go on....
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ThailandTraveller050 wrote a review Nov 2023
Dubai49 contributions15 helpful votes
An excellent getaway with 3 very comfortable cottages for homestays. And wholesome and healthy meals with Neera Bhandari, the owner and organiser for homestays. Great views from every cottage of the tea estate and snow capped mountains. A wonderful few days to de-stress and explore places nearby or sit back and enjoy the views and hospitality. Would go every year for this super experience.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from NEERA NAVEEN BHANDARI, Owner at Darang Tea Estate
Responded 29 Nov 2023
Am so glad you enjoyed your stay here with us.... looking forward to your next visit 😊
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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 (5.7 km), Chamunda Devi Temple of Devi (5.7 km), and Gopalpur Zoo (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Darang Tea Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
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 and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Darang Tea Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Off-Road Cafe & Pizzeria, Joy Restaurant, and Sky Blue Restaurant.