Whilst Himalayan Shimla usually experiences snow in the winter, due to its temperate summer climate and refreshing mountain air, the area was adopted as the summer capital of British India in 1863. Nowadays, Shimla is a popular destination for trekking, mountain biking and heritage walks.
The former residence of Lord Kitchener, erstwhile commander in chief of the British army, Wildflower Hall is a 5 star hotel in Shimla that exudes the ambience of a grand stately home; with a welcoming lounge, opulent accommodation, a snooker and billiards room, and a well stocked library.
Wildflower Hall provides a unique opportunity for you to lose yourself in the romance of nature. Indoor and al fresco dining areas with mountain views, personalised spa experiences in wooded locations, energising outdoor sports and private dining. All complemented by our sincere attention to your every need, at the best hotel in Shimla.
Wildflower Hall, An Oberoi Resort, Chharabra, Shimla 171012, India
Shimla is the capital of the Himalayan state of Himachal pradesh. Located in the orchard belt of the State of Himachal, you can find delicious apples and cherries for sale in the summer months.
Set within 23 acres of fragrant cedar forest, 8,250 feet above sea level, Wildflower Hall is 15 kms from central Shimla. And approximately three hours by car from Chandigarh. The roads wind around steep mountains, through cedar forests and offer spectacular views.
Our rooms and suites have garden, mountain or valley views,
teak wood floors and luxurious bathrooms.
Take a seat at an indoor dining table or in the glass conservatory.
Or opt for an al fresco table on the terrace, beside views of the Himalayas.
Dine on exquisite cuisine complemented by forest fragrances on our spectacular terrace. During the winter months, traditional bonfires provide warmth and a romantic ambience. The adjacent glass conservatory offers a quasi al fresco experience, as you dine in the sunlight or under the stars, while the interior main dining hall is comfortable and welcoming. The restaurant serves Indian, Asian and Continental...
With a maximum capacity of twenty, this room is perfect for private dinner parties. Seating arrangements include white linen tables, fireside sofas and intimate wall booths, while garden views, classic design features and crystal chandeliers set the scene for a perfect dining experience. All complemented by handcrafted delicacies and our intuitive service. Lutyens’ Hall is available for private bookings....
Time to spa. Work it out. Or take the plunge. At 8,250 feet.
The Oberoi Spa Our Spa offers holistic treatments that include Aromatherapy, Eastern, Western and signature Oberoi massage. To relax, revitalise and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit.
Swimming Pool Our temperature controlled indoor swimming pool has beautiful mountain views. There is also an outdoor deck with an al fresco infinity whirlpool.
Fitness Centre Equipped with a range of cardiovascular machines, weights machines and free weights.
Fragrant cedar forests and endless mountain views.
A fulfilling day and a romantic meal with someone special.
Warm your toes on traditional 'sigri' fires at our private hillside gazebo. Enjoy a five course meal with the one you love, cooked by a dedicated chef beside your candlelit table.
Take a guided walk through history on a full day excursion to nearby Shimla, the erstwhile British summer capital. Spot colonial architecture and hear stories of times gone by. The tour includes a comfortable drive to Shimla city in a luxury car from where the walk commences to the Viceregal Lodge, Gorton Castle, St. Michael's Cathedral, The Mall, The Ridge and Clarkes Hotel. It also includes a stop...
From meandering forest paths to challenging off-road mountain trails. Get your heart pumping and feel alive with a Himalayan mountain biking experience.
Enjoy a private nature walk and an Oberoi picnic hamper on the grounds of “The Peak”; a bungalow that dates back to 1863. It was originally used as the weekend retreat for many a Viceroy, including Lord Ripon and Lord Lytton. Perched on a hilltop and nestled amongst ten acres of terraced apple orchards, "The Peak" offers beautiful views of the surrounding landscaped hill slopes. Suitable for all ages...
A few more good reasons for you to stay with us.
Shimla is a timeless hill station dotted with quaint colonial buildings
poised along its twelve kilometre ridge.
This tranquil hill station was a favourite of the Viceroy Lord Curzon, who not only designed India’s first 9-hole golf course here, but also named his third daughter Alexandra Naldehra after it. Nowadays, Naldehra, at 7,200 feet altitude, boasts a challenging golf course that is rated amongst the best in the country. For those more interested in trekking, Naldehra is also home to Shali Peak, whose hiking trail runs a steep 8 kms to the summit for beautiful views.
A fantastic example of colonial engineering. Water was transported from here to Shimla in what are believed to have been the first steam pumped pipes in India. Nowadays, this 12 square kilometre forest is abundant in Himalayan flora, fauna and still boasts an intricate network of rainwater streams.
Originally the residence of Lord Dufferin, Viceroy of India (1884–1888), the Viceregal Lodge peers over Shimla from its perch on Observatory Hill. Worth a visit, for many momentous decisions were made in this building, including the move to carve Pakistan from India in 1947.
A meticulously compiled museum about the Indian Army; its soldiers, regiments and the intense pride they have passionately treasured since colonial times.
For which we thank our guests and our people.