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DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS

The Mall

The Mall has always been a palace to be seen at, for local Shimla residents. It has offered great shopping sprees to visitors since the 1800's. The unique feature of vehicular traffic being forbidden on the mall has only added to its appeal. The Gaiety theatre, the Town Hall, St. Michel's Cathedral and the General Post Office are good examples of colonial architecture on the mall.

Distance from the Hotel: 16 kilometres
Driving time: 45 minutes

The Viceregal Lodge

The former residence of the Victory of India, this fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture was completed in 1888. It's grey stone masonry, tiled pitch roof, interiors with elaborately carved Burma teak and expansive gardens speak of the glory of a bygone era. This building also played an important part during the partition of India and presently it houses The Indian Institute Of Advanced Studies.

Distance from the Hotel: 17 kilometres
Driving time: 45 minutes

Tattapani / Shiv Goofa

50 kilometres from Wildflower Hall. Tattapani is located along the banks of the River Sutlej and is the finish point for the river-rafting organised by the resort. The hot sulphur springs of Tattapani are known for their therapeutic power. Follow the Sutlej up to Shiv Goofa, where 181 shivlings' have been formed by the flow of through a cave on the river side. The scenic tweo hour drive is over before you know it. Sutlej river.

Distance from the Hotel: 50 kilometres
Driving time: 90 minutes

Sankat Mochan

This temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, is of great religious significance and also commands an excellent view of the town.

Distance from the Hotel: 19 kilometres
Driving time: 60 minutes

Jakhoo Hill

This is Shimla's highest point, offers a panoramic view of the town. Has a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman.

Kufri

An inviting ski destination in Himachal Pradesh, Kufri has lured mountain lovers for decades. The slopes are not for professionals, but the short to advanced runs are tailor-made for the enthusiast.Yak rides for children are an added attraction.

Chail

The former capital of the Maharajah of Patiala, Chail is built on three hills and is about 45 kilometres. from Shimla. The cricket pitch here is the highest in the world. The old palace and the polo grounds are worth a visit. It is an attractive tourist spot and an ideal place for picnics.

Naldehra Golf Course

It is about twenty minutes's drive from the hotel. Viceroy Lord Curzon was so enchanted by this spot that his daughter's middle name is Naldehra. He also created India's first nine-hole golf course at this site, and the perfect season is between April and October.

Narkanda

Situated on the Hindustan-Tibet Road, Narkanda offers a panoramic view of the inner Himalayas. Apples and cherries abound in the orchards near by at Kotgarh. Eight kilometres from Narkanda is the Hattu Peak, at a height of 3300 mts, which has several ski slopes – a beginner’s run, a slalom slope and a sharper descent for the seasoned skier.

Taradevi

Hop on to the "toy train" at Shimla and alight at Taradevi station. Enjoy the two-hour trek through the magnificent ceders up to Taradevi temple. The temple offers serene surroundings and a breathtaking view of low-lying hills in the distance. An all day outing that makes you marvel at nature.

Distance from the Hotel: 30 kilometres
Driving time: 90 minutes

 

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