Once a summer retreat for the British Raj, Shimla retains a faded elegance in its colonial churches, half-timbered Town Hall and quaint homes, all nestled amongst the pine forests and snow-dusted peaks of the Himalayan foothills. Arrive on the iconic Toy Train for a journey back in time, one taken by the memsahibs and civil servants of the Raj as they escaped the heat of the Plains.
Take afternoon tea at Wildflower Hall, the former home of Lord Kitchener, and soak in the far-reaching panoramas of the stunning Himalayas. Hike through thick pine forests and warm up with a cup of steaming chai before strolling through the pedestrianised streets of the town to uncover its historical wealth.
Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas an Oberoi Resort
Shimla, Himalaya, India
Wildflower Hall was once the estate of Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, and is located about 13kms from the hill station of Shimla on top of a knoll overlooking a backdrop of high Himalaya and rolling foothills. A perfect mountain retreat.
Highlights of India's Himalayan Foothills
Amritsar, Chandigarh, Shimla, Delhi & Jaipur
This wonderful India tour itinerary guides you through the Punjabi hub of Amritsar, the heights of Shimla and some of the most famous cities in the foothills of the Himalayas. Over 11 fantastic nights, you’ll also get the chance to explore the colonial city of Delhi and the culturally impressive Jaipur.
GBP £5,800 pp