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“A home away from Home in the Hills...”
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Darang Tea Estate
Ranked #1 of 18 Kangra B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“A home away from Home in the Hills...”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Darang tea Estate is a beautiful place , its beauty is in its serenity and quieteness . You can take a walk around the estate & also the village , feel the sun in the day, get cozy by the fireplace in the evening. Let the clear Himalayan air fill your heart with as much pleasure as the wide horizon fills your visuals.
Its location is at a convenient place , you can either go uphill or downhill from here. Food was a treat. Home-made food prepared by Neeru Aunty is yummy, especially the jams & the desserts. The cook – Umed Singh treated us to some delicious spread. You will also enjoy the company of three lovely dogs – Laila, Simba & Brandy. One cannot help but enjoy a great conversation with Naveen uncle & Vinnie aunty. You can’t miss out on Uncle’s wit.... The room was cosy & comfortable and clean. It was a home away from home in the truest sense. Do enjoy the panoramic views of the snow-clad mountains- the dhauladhar's & the great food served with love. Our’s was a short stay but planning to come back again soon.....

Do VISIT DARANG TEA ESTATE to rejuvenate yourself

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Darangteaestate, Owner at Darang Tea Estate, responded to this review, 17 November 2013
Dear Animeshji ,
It was wonderful having you both here for us.
Thank you for your very positive review.........it encourage s us to do better.
Warm regards and all good wishes.
Naveen & Neeru
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Went to Darang in March 2013, perfect location 1 hr away from dharmasala and 5hrs from Dalhousie. Loved the place, rooms were ok, quite homely with books kept almost in every corner of the room. lovely garden and lot of veggies and fruits came directly from the farm and got cooked. Homemade jams were really good. Our hosts Naveen and his sister were very warm and took good care of us. Missed meeting Neeru. Dogs laila and hutch gave my kid and husband good company as they both love dogs. Also attaching few beautiful pictures of the property. Thanks for the wonderful holiday that we had. Rudra is planning to visit once again with his friends (as suggested by Naveen). Regards

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Darangteaestate, Owner at Darang Tea Estate, responded to this review, 17 August 2013
Thank you so much for your review.
I missed meeting you....next time!
Liala and Hutch are well and seem to endear all our guests.
Best always
Neeru
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

My husband, children and I visited Darang Tea Estate in April this year. We have never been so well taken care of anywhere else that we have stayed. After living in London, Paris and New York, we were a liitle worried about our first home stay / bed and breakfast in India. But, we were in for a surprise...how we were spoiled !!! From the home made jams and desserts to the delicious home made organic meals... the walks in the tea gardens... waking up to a nice hot cup of chai in our verandha and listening to the birds chirp... I could go on... My children loved playing in 'their house' ( the machaan t) and want to know when they can go back to Darang :-)
Thank you Naveen and Neeru for a truly wonderful holiday... all our love. Krishna

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Darangteaestate, Owner at Darang Tea Estate, responded to this review, 11 July 2013
It was a pleasure having you and your family with us.
It was delightful to see the way your kids enjoyed being here at the estate.....not wanting to go out anywhere!! They taught us a couple of things about bird watching!!
Wishing you all the best
Naveen neeru
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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2013

The accommodation is average. There is no power backup. There are bugs every where. The lighting and ventilation are not sufficient. There is no television and no intercom. One would have to walk through the rain to the food area. The dogs are infected with ticks and always rub against the guests. The host is bit hostile in that she suggested us to get down 20 kilometers away from the location so she could send a cab which charges 900rs. The food is certainly better than the hotel food but not sure if it is worth the price charged. Most importantly the location is not convenient to go visit anything in the surroundings hence the charges can not be justified.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Darangteaestate, Owner at Darang Tea Estate, responded to this review, 21 June 2013
Dear Mr Prasad,
My husband and I were disappointed to read your feedback.
As for sending a taxi to fetch you from Kangra......it was at your request that we did.
We are not a resort or hotel and do not provide a pickup or drop,but still my husband specially went and waited with you and put you on the bus.
Wish we could have made your stay more pleasant.
Best regards
Neera Bandari
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2013

myself and my friend with our kids stayed at darang for one day and two nights. we came away wishing we stayed longer. neeru and naveen are wonderful people and very enthusiastic hosts. darang is a home away from home. quiet, quaint and a 'just-chill' place. thx neeru for ur fresh strawberry (frm garden) with cream...we still talk about it.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Darangteaestate, Owner at Darang Tea Estate, responded to this review, 4 June 2013
Dear Prema,
Your trip was tooo short..........hopefully next time!
Best wishes
Naveen neeru
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Stayed for 2 nites here wid 2 children , my husband, mum and my dog .....was fun for all, the hosts Neeru Aunty and Navin Uncle are very welcoming and took care of everything, home made food mostly from their own garden produce was delicious .........children had a gud time with nature walks, butterflies, birds and was very relaxing all in all ..............the cottages are excellent .....almost like an Enid Blyton story setting, All in all a wonderful experience......Laila, Simba and Brandy their 3 dogs got along well with our Brandy

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Darangteaestate, Owner at Darang Tea Estate, responded to this review, 30 May 2013
Thank you for your review.
This was the first time we allowed a guest bring their dog.......and must say that all the dogs got along well.
Warm regards
Naveen neera
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2013

We had driven up to attend the Radha Soami Satsang Beas satsang at Parore, just 2 kms away from this homestay in Darang. We noticed how a real good homestay is a different experience from a resort- personalized attention, care, conversation and support. Fruit, milk, cereals and juices are home produced. The meals are home cooked and the jams, pickles and beverages are home made! The surroundings were lush- acres of tea bushes, trees, forest, and a backdrop of snow covered mountains. Lovely1

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Darangteaestate, Owner at Darang Tea Estate, responded to this review, 25 May 2013
Dear Mrinal ,
It was a joy having you and Rajiv here.
Thanks to you I was blessed to have BABA JI s darshan at Paror!
Best wishes
Naveen &Neera
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Property: Darang Tea Estate
Address: V.P.O. Darang, Kangra 170 060, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kangra District > Kangra
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Kangra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 :-) ... more   less 
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Darang Tea Estate Kangra, India - Himachal Pradesh

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