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“3 days in Heaven!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Apple Orchard Farm and Camping

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Apple Orchard Farm and Camping
Certificate of Excellence
Bhilai, India
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“3 days in Heaven!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

If you want to experience the garden of 'Selfish Giant', come to Sangla valley during 1st week of May, as we two families did. But if you want to STAY comfortably then choose AOFC, Sangla.

The tents are specious, with excellent quality warmers (you will need all 6 of them provided in the tent as temp goes down to freezing if its cloudy or raining). The blankets, quilts & linens are spotless and off great quality. The toilet is clean & workable enough in a tent.

The food, though limited in variety (expected in such remote location) is hot, freshly prepared and tasty. Moreover, there is continuous supply of fresh apple juice.

We had faced rain & cloudy atmosphere in our day of arrival and our requests for 'n' rounds of tea/coffee were smilingly accepted. Don't miss the evening pakodas as well.

During our visit, temperature was always in single digit. So be prepared and since outdoor is no-no after sunset, kids will face problems. We had 3 of them with us and they kept themselves busy. Owner informed us of his plan to install a TV in the common dining room for entertainment in evening.

The are extremely happy with the hospitality, service and attitude of all persons concerned with this property, starting from the kitchen staff to the owner of the property, Mr J V Negi.

We had a great time and will we go back again? We are already planning for next summer. My best wishes for the Team AOFC. Keep it Up.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
New Delhi, India
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

We went to Sangla as a group of 3 friends from Delhi. The last 100 kms. drive beyond Rampur is bone-rattling as road is practically non-existent. But once you reach the camp site all the shudders and judders are forgotten….as it's a beautiful location. Untouched, pristine beauty. Snow capped mountains rising on one side, brown rocky slopes on the other side. The gurgling of Basapa river can be heard in the background, a 10 minute easy walk from the camp, across another camp next door: Banjara. Mr. Negi (Manager/ Owner) and his staff received us warmly and welcomed us with fresh juice from apples of their own orchard. Tents are spacious, comfortable beds and can accommodate 3 adults ( however 2 adults and 1 child may be a better fit). Attached bathroom has running water, geyser and English style toilet…no complaints on that account. Electricity trips very occasionally. Ample secure parking is available. The best part of the camp is the staff…helpful, ever smiling and non-obtrusive service. Food is excellent, great variety and customised to your choice. Do consult locals and go on short and full day treks around. Recreational facilities for children may be lacking….can be worked on. Otherwise, excellent value for money. We stayed 4 nights….came back happy and without a complaint.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hyderabad, India
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

We went to Sangla for a marathon in May 2013 along with lots of friends and family. We were a total of 9 people with 4 kids and what a trip it was!! The hospitality at Apple Orchard Farm and camping is simply amazing. The adults and kids settled in very quickly and the food was fresh and excellent. The cook, Mr. Vijayendra and all the staff were most helpful and courteous. There was a landslide the day before we were scheduled to reach. Mr. Vijayendra and his team met us and help carry the children and luggage with such ease that it didnt seem like a hindrance to our holiday plans. The marathon runners were also helped with food (and the right kind) to help with the pre-race preparations. The scenery were most wonderful with picture perfect views right out the window as you wake up. All in all, a most memorable trip.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Barnala, India
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

First of all,I am writing this review at the time when cloudbursts have wrecked havoc in Kinnaur. We were lucky to return just a day before it all happened. I pray for all the affected and dead- locals as well as tourists. May God be with them.
To reach this camp you have to negotiate wildly winding unmetalled road from Karcham(which is very very exciting for bikers like me). On reaching Sangla,just ask for Banjara camps which is adjacent to Apple orchard; around 7 kms from main town. They haven't put many signboards for directions.
Well the camp is very beautiful, located just adjacent to river Baspa and you can hear the wild river gushing in your tents. This not a very costly camp unlike its neighbours (infact much cheaper than others), so the caretakers here are not professionals from hospitality industry. Instead they are locals, the ever smiling and ready- to-serve-you locals; they are very simple and down to earth crew. So sometimes you have to ask for your needs. On our arrival they didn't serve us non veg in dinner. But just as we asked them, it was a feast of chicken for the rest of our stay-be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. One must try item is their local apple juice with its unlimited supply. We gulped down probably a gallon n a half during our stay. Sensing our extreme love for their juice they gave us a few bottles for our return journey too.
Just as I told earlier, ask them for directions to the river and must spend a noon there. Its complete wilderness with Baspa's icy cold water flowing like madness. We packed some light snacks n tea for our little picnic by the banks of the river and it was one of the most peaceful yet exciting afternoons of my life.
As far as accommodation is concerned, the swiss tents here are very good with clean and hygienic washrooms attached. But this place tends to be very quiet and lonely(boring hence) sometimes, so I'll recommend it only to a group of minimum four persons.
And when there's a bunch of friends then Apple Camps is the best place.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jashan_pau
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New Delhi
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88 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

We had a wonderful two day vacation in this scenically spectacular apple orchard surrounded by the snow capped Himalayas. It was our first experience of living in tents and it was very comfortable.The tents were large with clean linen and a western style toilet including a geyser for a hot bath.It was a very pleasant experience to be lulled to sleep by the sound of the mighty Baspa roaring accompanied by the gurgling brooks that flow through this property. Mr Negi and his team run a very efficient camp where they provide home cooked food and willingly pack a picnic basket for excursions to Chitkul and Raksham two nearby villages. Mr Negi Is a font of local information and is ever ready to help you plan your day. The apple trees were laden with fruit but sadly they were much too small and green to enjoy just yet.
The nearby Batseri village is a lovely walk over the bridge and the villagers are very friendly and eager to practice their English conversation. Their recently reconstructed fully carved typical Himachali wooden temple is a symbol for modern India as it bears images of the gods of a variety of religions from Hinduism to Christianity. Moreover it also carries sculptures from the Kamasutra which depicts "social life" as one of the elders told us. Amazingly broadminded villagers!

Room Tip: All the tents are the same - set in the apple orchard.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ashokchadha
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

Reaching Sangla little exhausted due to bad road and long drive but after checking in Apple Orchard Farm and Camping we saw the nature's beauty all around.
Tents were nice, clean and spacious with latest bath fittings. Food was one of our great experience; we all like it especially my parents. My kids enjoyed a lot especially local Apple Juice.
Mr. Negi and his staff are very friendly and always eager to help. They are providing the best with limited staff.
This camp is paradise for nature lovers. Over all it was a great experience camping in middle of apple trees garden…!!! Thank you all!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Bssingh
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New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

I travelled to Apple Orchard Camp and Farming along with my family and close relatives in mid June 2013. We were a group of 4 adults and 3 children. The camps were excellent set amidst apple orchard. They were quite spacious and had all amenities including running hot and cold water. The carpeted floor, beds and linens were clean. View from the camp is very good. The best part of the camp is the food. It is like homemade delicious food. Hats off to the cook. Over and above, the hospitality rendered by the owner, Mr. Negi is unparalleled and out of the world. The kids enjoyed the ambience and the surrounding. However, as a feedback, would request the owner to make a playground with some amenities for the kids without disturbing the natural surrounding of the place. Overall it was an excellent experience and value for money.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Subrata D
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Additional Information about Apple Orchard Farm and Camping

Property: Apple Orchard Farm and Camping
Address: Village Batseri | Sangla, Sangla, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kinnaur District > Sangla
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Sangla
Number of rooms: 12
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