Shimla, located in the northern part of India is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh and also known as the summer capital of British India. Rich with Colonial architecture, this place ranges from 300 meters to 2300 meters with most town lying between 2100 mt to 2300 mt. Lets explore the 4 different ways to stay in Shimla :
1) Luxury amongst nature : Chalets Naldehra
Chalets Naldehra is situated 22Km from Shimla having a deep valley view extended to thickly forested mountains. It is the best way to be close to the nature in a luxurious way. It is also well known as one of the oldest 9 hole golf course in the country. Naldehra offers a place for leisure, recreation, family bonding, adventure and golf. There are 24 rooms in this property which are divided into duplex cottages, apartments, family chalets, double bedrooms and bungalows, each room with a different view. The elegantly designed rooms have logs imported from Finland. After enjoying the scenic view from your room, you can soak in the evening heat of the bonfire. If you are the adventurous kind, you can head into the forests with one of the ponies provided by the resort or go wild rafting on the river. You can also experience the how life seems in a village with their village experience trips and heritage walks.
2) A Night out Camping in Shimla: Mashobra Greens
If you are an adventurous and free spirited person with a will to discover thrilling experiences then Mashobra Greens is the place to be! Situated in the cedar forest surrounded by the enchanting fragrance of the wild, it will rejuvenate you mind body and soul. The camps are made of bamboo cottages which are set up in rows looped by tiny streams. The camps offer various activities right from rappelling to rafting on the river Sutlej which is at a drivable distance. If you are visiting during the snow time then skiing will be a great experience. They also cater to rock climbing and treks.
3) The Ski Experience: Kufri Holiday Resort
Kufri Holiday resort, situated in a small hill station at a distance of 20 minutes from Shimla is based amongst the natural beauty of the Himalayas. Designed in the local Himachali vernacular architectural style, Kufri resort is spread over acres of mountainside. The resort is divided into 3 blocks named the main block, the kuber block and the cottages, each block having different rooms ranging from a standard rooms to luxury suites. Cottages are apt for a family. Kufri having one of the finest slopes for Skiing is seen as a good Ski destination during winter. Other than that one can go white-water rafting at Tattapani, play Golf at Naldera’s nine-hole course or go Trout Fishing on Pabbar River. At a driving distance from the resort, at Kufri lies a Himalayan Wild Life Zoo which hosts rare Antelopes, Felines and Birds including Himalayan Monal, the state bird of Himachal Pradesh. The resort can arrange for special trips, family treks, special over night sight seeing tours to Bhima Kali Temple and Kinnar Kailash at Sarhan.
4) Aamod at Shoghi :
Aamod Resort at Shoghi is an eco-resort set in the pristine forest rightly calling you to spend a Private moment with Nature. Situated at a distance of 13Kms from Shimla and surrounded by oak and pine trees, Aamod is the place where one can get closest to mother nature. The resort is spread across mountain slopes and mountain tops. You can choose from 4 different types of cottages all elegantly designed for luxury and comfort including large private sit- out and en –suite. You can spend your day trekking through the forest, fly between trees using pulleys, climb the Burma Bridge, experience Commando Rope Walk or go out for Valley Crossing. Later in the day you can unwind at the Sublime Spa which offers and earthy blend of relaxation, detoxifying, revitalizing and beautifying therapies and treatments. Alternative to the adventure, you can also spend your time de-stressing yourself at the open air Jacuzzi overlooking the mountains or indulge in the Private Yoga and meditating sessions offered by the resort.