If the sweet taste, bright colour and the melt-in-mouth texture of the mango are your silver lining during the scorching heat, there's an exciting way to spend your summer vacation. Mango lovers who wait all year round for this season, get closer to the king of fruits. Here is a list of mango orchards around India where you can sow, pick and relish mangoes, while you stay at the property too.
Chiguru Farms, Bangalore, Karnataka
A 25-acre farm in a village far away from the noise of the city, Chiguru Farms is the perfect rural escape for the mango season. Among silver oaks, teak trees and many fruit crops, this summer retreat just south of Bannerghatta National Park offers a number of activities. These include a mango tour (they grow the badami variety), yoga, cycling, trekking, bird watching, star gazing, among others. Along with food, stay and basic amenities, a night here will cost you @INR 2000 on a weekday and @INR 2200 per adult per night on a weekend.
The rooms are only available on pre-booking, to do so you can visit the website here.
Kailash Farms, Punjab
Set amidst the breathtaking gardens of mango trees and flowers, this summer escape in Hoshiarpur lets you reconnect with nature through its fruit picking walks, cycling through the gardens, yoga and meditation. With arrangements for family sports, indoor games, barbeques and bonfires, the place makes for an ideal and rejuvenating family holiday. The farm offers some unique stay options other than classic rooms, such as luxury tents and cottages, all air-conditioned and available with basic amenities. The prices range from @INR 5800 to @INR 8250 per night, inclusive of all activities and farm fresh breakfast.
For more information and booking, visit their website here.
Mango Village, Kerala
A unique homestay with the warmth of a village, soothing scenic beauty and the season&rsquos favourite fruit, Mango Village offers you the refreshing holiday you always wished for. Along with the many activities like tent camping, campfire & trekking, bullock cart rides, jeep safari, fishing and more, the property lets you experience the culture of the village through its food and festivities. They even arrange for ancient ayurvedic rituals for you to relax in the style of God&rsquos own country, taking care of your health and well being on your holiday. The price of the stay starts at @INR 3000 per night.
You may visit the website here for further information and contact details.
Ganesh Argo Tourism, Maharashtra
Just half a kilometre away from the seashore, located on a hill between Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg, these mango orchards are a true escape from the city pollution and hustle. Apart from the village activities such as bullock cart rides, boating, bird watching and others, there is also a tour to the Mango canning Factory. As one of the most popular mangoes retreats in the country, the property can accommodate large groups at a very affordable price, starting from @INR 1500 per person per day.
For more information visit their website here.
The Mango Orchard, Gujarat
Situated right on the Main Vadodara Halol 4 lane Express Way, The Mango Orchard offers you super luxurious amenities amidst the lush green mango trees. Overlooking the Pavagadh hills and close to some of the most important tourist hotspots, the hotel even offers some exciting packages such as the pool party or day picnics for a fun retreat or candle-light dinner package perfect for a lovely date. With different prices for different occasions and deals, the basic tariff is @INR 1000 per person per day.
For more information visit the website here.