Location & access
Located at 7000 feet up in the Himalayas, The Oberoi Cecil is a celebration of the elegance and grace of the Colonial era in the Queen of Hill Stations. It is located in the majestic Himalayan ranges, and is very much a part of Shimla’s colonial history.
A Grand Heritage Hotel, it is situated at Chaura Maidan, Shimla. With fabulous views across the valley, The Oberoi Cecil is a perfect base from which to explore the spectacular mountain scenery, cedar forests and ancient monasteries of this world famous destination. The Oberoi Cecil is within walking distance of the famous Vice Regal Lodge, former summer residence of the Viceroy of India.
Private air charters can be organized. The flying time is 45 minutes. The Shimla airport is 50 minutes from the hotel. Transfers can be arranged from Shimla or Chandigarh airport.
Shimla is connected by road from Chandigarh (124 Kms), from Kalka (110 Kms) and from Delhi (385 Kms). The drive from Delhi to Shimla takes approximately 8 hours and from Chandigarh to Shimla, approximately 3 hours.
Fast trains run daily from Delhi to Chandigarh and Kalka. From Kalka, train connections on a quaint narrow gauge railway, built in 1903, are available upto Shimla. The travel time is approximately 4 hours. There are number of trains to Chandigarh and Kalka. Limousine pick up can be arranged from Shimla or Chandigarh railway stations.