We are a fourteen acre certified organic fruit orchard and farm stay in a tiny and quiet village called Kangar which is hidden away on a remote hilltop in the lower Himalayan ranges in Northernmost Punjab, overlooking the Kangra valley and Dauladhar mountains and bordering the states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
We are on Himalayan foothills and away from the main road that climbs up from the transit town of Pathankot (in Punjab) to the colonial hill station of Dalhousie and the spiritual centers of Dharamshala and McLeodganj (all in Himachal Pradesh).
We overlook the Chakki river (a tributary of the Ravi river) which flows in the valley below and skirts the South, the snow-clad Dauladhar range on the East, the Shivalik hills on the West and the majestic mountains of Jammu and Kashmir on the North.
Given our location, we have five distinct seasons. The weather, food, mountain views, flower blooms, birds and our harvest change and vary according to the season.
We bought this property in late 2008 and moved here from the hustle and bustle of the city in 2011. We grow about 42 types of seasonal and exotic fruits, a variety of vegetables and assortment of herbs. We produce our own pulses and wheat, milk our resident cows and process our oil and spices. All natural and all certified organic. We generate our own solar power and divert the surplus to the grid to power more homes. We make our own biogas, organic manures and boosters with natural materials and ingredients found on our property. Our entire estate is environmentally friendly and we try to be as self-sustainable as possible.
We welcome you to our quiet and peaceful orchard and to share and experience our simple laid back farm life in the interiors of rural North India and the foothills of the mighty Himalayas – where the air is clean, the pace slow and the people are warm and welcoming!
Jojo & Yatan Ahluwalia