The world acclaimed apple Orchards, Chaubatia Orchards is amid very close to Ranikhet and is much acclaimed for their all-encompassing orchards of tasty apples, peaches, plums and apricots. This abode is affluent in vegetation and naturally very affluent in the view of a holiday maker.
This abode has developed to a very accepted picnic spot from region where one can get the alarming appearance of arresting Himalayan region. The breathtaking view the abroad snow capped Himalayan Mountains and as well the peaks of Nanda Devi, Nilkanth, Nandaghunti and Trishul on a bright calm morning, to have the mind blogging alluring experience provided abundantly by the nature.
A visit to the admirable and absorbing Chaubatia Gardens is a must-do thing for your itinerary. Hire a cab or walk the 10 km ambit from Ranikhet to this fascinating spot, ideal for barbecue too perhaps. Lounge around in the company of apples, apricots, plums and peaches and absorb in the candied aroma of fresh fruits, while the Himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi and Trishul look over you from a distance. The orchard as well sells some adorable juices and pure and authentic honey, which are absolute ability to backpack aback home or accumulate as little treats for you.
Chaubatia, as the name suggests is the intersection of four ('chau') paths ('batia'), inter-linking the cities of Ranikhet, Bhargaon, Pilkholi and Dehrti. It is said that Chaubatia so captivated the affection of Lord Mayo, the then British Viceroy of India, during his stay in 1868 that he ordered the enactment of the billet for the British cavalry. Thus came into existence, the billet of Chaubatia. Chaubatia is as well acclaimed for its renowned fruit gardens run by the Government Fruit Research Centre. Amongst these are apple orchards and a botanical garden.
The abode covers an area of about 600 acres and is abounding with flora of altered species. The frondescence actuality mainly consists of argent oak, rhododendron, cypress, cedar and pine trees. At the end of the orchard there is a small restaurant where you can adore a cup of tea while enjoy the majestic view in front of you.
Another reason to date this abode is that you can get superior fruits at government adapted prices which won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Along with fruits you can as well buy the best squashes juices and honey at the place. Nearby places to visit are the Bhalu dam and the Jhoola Devi temple which is an altar to a goddess on a swing.