Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas

Nestling in the mighty Himalayas, 8250 feet above sea level, Wildflower Hall is a fairytale luxury resort set in 23 acres of virgin woods of pine and cedar. The former residence of Lord Kitchener, rebuilt to a new magnificence, Wildflower Hall recreates the grand style of the Colonial era. Enjoy beautiful views of mountains and valleys from the rooms, restaurants, outdoor whirlpool and the heated swimming pool. For those seeking adventure, the resort offers guided treks, river rafting and mountain bicycling.

The Sanctuary Experience

Experience the peace and serenity of nature. Shut out the rest of the world and have a picnic in the middle of the forest adjacent to Wildflower Hall. The experience includes a selection of four items from the picnic menu, forest permit fee, naturalist and set up charges. A 30 minute walk to the site. Not recommended for elderly couples as the walk is steep in places.

Duration: 4 hours
Price: INR 8,000 for a couple
All applicable taxes are extra

The Peak is a quaint colonial bungalow on a hilltop with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. The bungalow was built in 1863 and was the weekend retreat for many a Viceroy, including Lord Ripon and Lord Lytton.

The Peak is surrounded by 10 acres of beautiful terraced apple orchards and lawns. We offer an exclusive picnic lunch on one of these stunning lawns.

The experience includes an accompanying naturalist, a picnic lunch for two and car transfers (20-minute, one way) between the hotel and The Peak.

Duration: 4 hours
Price: INR 11,000 for a couple
All applicable taxes are extra

Enjoy an invigorating one-hour walk along the pristine Wild Strawberry Trail. Skirting the Shimla Water Catchment Sanctuary, the trail offers spectacular views through the lush green forest reserve. Enjoy a picnic breakfast mid-way with magnificent views and cool mountain air. The walk is suitable for all ages.

The experience includes an accompanying naturalist, picnic breakfast and set up charges.

Duration: 2 hours
Price: INR 6,000 for a couple
All applicable taxes are extra

Pedal : Experience the thrill of mountain cycling along an enchanting downhill track from the resort to the Sutlej river. The two and a half hour bicycle ride traverses picturesque village trails before meeting the broad and smooth tarmac road to Chaba, located on the riverbank.

Paddle : At Chaba, raft for a ninety minute run down the rolling rapids of the majestic Sutlej river. Then, savour a gourmet picnic lunch on a secluded river-beach before taking a ninety-minute scenic drive back to the resort.

Wildflower Hall provides international multi-geared cycles and rafting gear along with accompanying mountain cycling & river guides.

The experience includes mountain biking, river rafting, accompanying guides, picnic lunch and car transfers to the river and back.

Not available from 15th July to 15th September.

Duration: 8 hours
Price: INR 10,000 per person
All applicable taxes are extra

A trip for true rafting enthusiasts. A two and a half hour drive through picturesque surroundings with the last forty-five minutes along the banks of the Sutlej river, brings one to the tiny hamlet of Malgi. After a detailed safety briefing and equipment familiarisation, the rafts set off on the thrilling rapids of the river. The rapids are intermittent providing stunning vistas while riding the fast-flowing waters of the Sutlej river.

A well-deserved break en-route for a picnic on a secluded riverbank beach before getting back on to the white water. The trip ends at Chaba or Tattapani (dependent on river conditions), where a vehicle awaits for the scenic ninety minute drive back to Wildflower Hall.

The experience includes river rafting, picnic lunch and car transfers to the river and back

Not available from 15th July to 15th September

Duration: 8 hours
Price: INR 16,000 for a couple
All applicable taxes are extra

Enjoy a romantic four course dinner with a bottle of wine in our private restaurant, Lutyens. The magical setting will ensure you have the most special and memorable evening.

Duration: 2 hours
Price: INR 10,000 for a couple
All applicable taxes are extra

Enjoy an unforgettably romantic evening at the gazebo amidst the tranquillity of the Himalayas. Personal 'sigris' or coal fires keep you warm while you enjoy an exclusive five-course gourmet meal, cooked live by our chefs under the stars.

The price includes dinner, a bottle of wine and set up charges.

Duration: 2 hours
Price: INR 20,000 for a couple
All applicable taxes are extra

A walk through history in a full-day excursion to Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital of the British Raj. The tour offers a wide spectrum of old colonial architecture and a glimpse of Shimla's glorious history, including the Viceregal Lodge, Gorton Castle, St. Michael's Cathedral, The Mall, The Ridge and Clarkes Hotel. The day's exploration is interspersed by a leisurely lunch at The Oberoi Cecil.

The experience includes car transfers to Shimla and back, the services of an accompanying historian / guide and lunch at The Oberoi Cecil.

Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Price: INR 15,000 for a couple.
All applicable taxes are extra

Relax the spirit while you revitalise your body with the ancient healing power of Yoga. Our Yoga instructor will take you on a journey of well being with Yoga and meditation sessions held in the tranquil environs of the garden or indoors.

Duration: 1 hour
Price: INR 1,800 per person
All applicable taxes are extra

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