Far from the madding crowd, these orange towns are charming mostly for their quaintness and seclusion. While commercial spaces have not made their way into these towns, the warm welcoming locals have opened their homes for you and I to enjoy their hospitality, food and the town. Add to this charm quotient, the opportunity to live in wooden cottages that overlooks the hills and have orange trees and brilliantly-hued orchids growing on its sides.
Stay in the homestays and let the locals welcome you with their traditional Khada (scarf) and woo you with local food. When in Mirik, visit the locality of School Dara to stay close to the orchards and enjoy the company of the locals.