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Posted at: Mar 21, 2017, 12:45 AM; last updated: Mar 21, 2017, 12:45 AM (IST)

HPTDC offers apple blossom tour package

Tribune News Service

Shimla, March 20

The Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) has come out with a novel ‘apple blossom tour package’ for tourists this summer.

The visitors will be taken to blooming apple orchards in Kotgarh, Narkanda, Shilaroo and other places in April-May.

Managing director, HPTDC, Dinesh Malhotra, said the first apple blossom tour would start from Shimla in the second week of April and would cover to and fro journey by HPTDC deluxe buses from Shimla

to Kotgarh. “The tour will cover Matyana-Shilaroo-Kandyali up to Kotgarh,” he added.

The package charges are Rs 1,000 per person from Shimla. This will cover transportation, welcome drinks, lunch and tea with snacks at Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation hotels on the way.

The second one night, two days package will include a stay at Hotel Hatu, Narkanda, along with bed tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner. The charges of the package are Rs 3,500 per

person. The tour will proceed to Kotgarh the next morning which offers a glorious view of apple orchards from Tani Jubbar and Kotgarh.

Malhotra said the apple orchards looked beautiful in April. The package aims at promoting tourism.

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