Oberoi Wildflower Hall, Shimla, Himalayas

Standing aloft and aloof on a high pinnacle in the Himalyas, Wildflower Hall is the sort of place that populates legends and, on first sight, makes you wonder if you are actually dreaming. The Hall offers stunning views – in fact, it’s part of a stunning view itself – and is surrounded by dense forest that is a fairy story, winter wonderland in the snow, and a sea of rich green pine and cedar in the summer. Inside, the Hall has been refurbished in a manner that would have met with the approval of Lord Kitchener himself. Wood panelling and original artwork abounds and complements the colonial-style architecture. Teak floors, hand woven carpets and open fireplaces complete the picture.

Wildflower Hall, at a glance

  • Astounding location, on a cliff soaring 8,250 feet into the Himalayas
  • Just 45 minutes from Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh
  • Choice of 85 Premier, Premier Mountain View and Deluxe suites with spacious marbled bathrooms
  • Lord Kitchener suite features two bedrooms, living room and master bedroom suite with four poster bed
  • Pan-Asian and Continental dishes served in a restaurant with terrace offering sweeping mountain views
  • Specialist Indian restaurant
  • No children under 10 years of age

For leisure and pleasure

  • Magnificent indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor deck with Jacuzzi
  • Spa with rejuvenating therapies to complement the restorative mountain air
  • Speciality baths and yoga
  • Outdoor activities include archery, river rafting, mountain biking, tennis and ice skating –depending on season – and golf (nearby)
  • Billiards and library
  • Nature walks and picnics in the fragrant forest
  • Sara could not have been more knowledgeable or helpful. She was very responsive and really listened to what we wanted.

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    MN, Ecuador & Galapagos, 2014