Summer Hill Homestay – Shimla

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Summer Hills, Shimla

Summer Hill is a quaint little town at an elevation of 2,123 meters above the sea level at a distance of around 5km from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the seven hills that surround the city of Shimla. The beautiful little town is covered in forest and gives spectacular views of the valley and is ideal for a vacation away from the touristy crowd of Shimla. The place is fully covered in snow during winters and extremely pleasant during summers. 

You can take Shatabdi Express till Kalka. Summer hill is the last station before Shimla on Shimla-Kalka railway route. There are Volvo buses as well that run from all major cities to Shimla. Summer Hill is just 5 kms from Shimla Bus Stand. 

The Homestay 

It is a hundred year old heritage property dating back to the British era located in the historical suburb of Summer Hill. The property has evolved over the years to suit the changing modern requirements. The homestay has four bedrooms, each with an attached toilet. There is a fully equipped kitchen, pantry and dining hall available for guests. In case you have a servant accompanying, accommodation is available in the adjacent room. There is a garden where you can spend time reading and relaxing. Covered car park is also available for two cars. It is an ideal destination for families and groups wishing to have a relaxed vacation. Summer hill railway station is just 50 mtrs from the property. Potters hill and Chadwick falls are at walking distance.
No. of Rooms: 4; Total Capacity: 10

Know your Host

Mrs Priya Bembey, wife of a serving senior officer in the Indian Navy manages the homestay. The welcoming couple have been married for the past 30 yrs and stay in a newly built adjacent property in the same piece of land. Both husband and wife are art lovers, love to host and meet new people and enjoy old hindi music. The house contains some of their art works done over the years. It is a delight to sit with them over the bonfire in the evening and share stories. They are assisted by a servant in their house who is a married boy from Chamba, serving the family for past three yrs.

Food

Simple vegetarian home-cooked meals are provided. Non vegetarian can be prepared on request. Breakfast options include stuffed paratha, poori sabji, poha, toast, egg etc. Lunch and Dinner includes seasonal vegetables, dal, roti, rice, curd, salad etc. 

Facilities

WiFi • Parking • Servant Room • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Pet Friendly • Bonfire • Barbecue • Smoking Allowed • Pick and Drop Service (Paid)

Activities

Bird Watching • Reading • Hiking •  Forest Walk • Shopping • Yoga and Meditation • Badminton 

Tariff 

Single Person: 1850/-
Double Occupancy: 2200/-
Extra Person: 700/-
Entire Home (4bhk): 7350/-
Includes: Free WiFi • Breakfast

Child Policy
Upto 5 year: Complementary (no extra bed)
6-12 Year: 350/- (with extra bed)

Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.

Local Attractions

Historical Summer Hill railway station (50 mtr) • Vice Regal Lodge (1 km) • Potter’s hill (1 km) • Mall road/Ridge (4 km) • Jakhoo temple (5 km) • Tara Devi (4 km) • Sankat Mochan Temple (3 km) 

Excursions

Naldehra (12 km) • Kufri (15 km) • Mashobra (16 km) • Fagu (24 km) • Narkanda (66 km)

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