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Shimla

The capital city of Himachal, Shimla is one of the most stunning hill stations in India. It used to be the summer capital of British India and retains its heritage with old structures made during the colonial era. That’s what lends it a distinct Victorian look and feel. The town is surrounded by pine and oak forests and is famous for pleasant walking experiences on hillsides. This is an all season all reason destination with something of interest to everyone. Take a leisurely walk at the Mall and shop for woolens, wooden stuff, jams, squashes, carpets; stroll along the meandering roads to the meadows; trek in the local mountains or ice skate during winters. 

There are overnight Volvo buses that run from all major cities to Shimla. Jubbarhatti is the nearest airport at a distance of around 20 km. The nearest railway station is in Kalka, 84 km from Shimla. You can either take a cab or toy train from Kalka to Shimla. 

The Homestay

Built in the early 1850s, this British bungalow is located in the woods of Jakhu Hill and is just 10 minute walk from the city center. The bungalow has a lovely old world charm to it. The original architecture and interiors of old times have been retained while providing all the modern facilities. And all of this in the midst of pines and amazing mountain views. This vintage house has hosted many prolific figures – including the likes of Sir John Walsh, The Administrator General (Viceroy) of Bengal as well as several dignitaries in post Independence India. 

The property is spread across over 1 acre. The main house is a single storey Bungalow consisting of 6 spacious guest rooms with classy interiors and stunning views, including two Family Suites, each with two bedrooms and one attached bath; and two Superior Rooms with an attached bath in each. There are ample common seating areas for you to interact with co-travelers and the host. You have an option of both booking individual rooms or the entire villa.  

Location: 1.5 km from The Ridge, Shimla
Number of Rooms: 6; Total Capacity: 18

Know your Host

Rajan Vohra is an active entrepreneur with a family business in Medicine. For the love of nature he is presently exploring farming in the hills. He is a warm and hospitable person whom you would love to sit with over a hot cup of tea if he is visiting the property while you are there.

Food

Enjoy sumptuous food prepared by an expert chef as per your taste and preferences. There is huge menu of veg and non vegetarian Indian, Chinese and Continental food. Bonfire along with barbeque can be organized on request.

Facilities

WiFi • Parking • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Television • Toiletries • Smoking Allowed • Bonfire • Barbeque • Board Games • Heater • Pet friendly • Car Rental

Activities

Reading • Hiking • Bird Watching • Star Gazing •  Forest Walk • Yoga and Meditation • Board Games • Badminton • Table Tennis • Carrom • Cycling • Roller Skating • Shopping at the Mall  

Tariff

Superior Room
Single Occupancy: 5000/-
Double Occupancy: 5,500/-
Extra Person: 500/-
Family Suite: 7500/- (Upto 4 people)
Entire Bungalow: 24,000/- (Upto 18 People)
Includes: Breakfast

Child Policy
Upto 7 year: Complimentary (no 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

Summer Hill • Indian Institute of Advance Studies • Annandale • Jakhoo Temple • The Scandal Point • The Ridge • The State Museum • Mall Road • Chadwick Falls • Himalayan Bird Park • Tara Devi Temple

Excursions

Kufri (14 km) • Fagu (18 km) • Naldehra (22 km) • Solan (46 km) • Chail (44 km) • Narkanda (60 km) 

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