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Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas an Oberoi Resort

Shimla, 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.

At a Glance

  • Run by The Oberoi group with superb standards of service

  • The views are simply to die for and even better in January when it snows

  • Characterful bar that has almost a Scottish country retreat feel about it, and a snooker room

  • Wonderful spa offering a range of treatments

  • Easy access to Shimla, a 45-minute drive away, before retreating back to the hotel at night

  • A range of outdoor activities from hiking, mountain biking and white water rafting

Couples, Spa & health, Trekking, Adventure

Insider's View

The freshly caught Kullu trout is always one to look out for on the menu,

Daniel Smith

Insider's View

Try out their cookery course, it amazing to see how food boils differently at altitude!

Daniel Smith

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas an Oberoi Resort or take a look at our itineraries to Himalaya

Description

Wildflower Hall is nestled at an altitude of 8250 feet above sea level set in 23 acres of virgin woods of pine and cedar.

From the 87 suites and rooms every guest has spectacular views over the cedar forests and mountain ranges. Every room has a spacious marble bathroom with separate shower and walk-in closets and personalized butler service. Three Deluxe Suites feature a separate living room with a fireplace. In addition, the very grand Lord Kitchener Suite has a four-poster bed in the master suite and a second bedroom. Guest rooms are appointed with teak floors, hand-knotted rugs and rich furnishings which reflecting the colonial heritage of the hotel and respect the traditional skills of local craftsmen. All rooms feature a personal bar, satellite television and DVD player and direct dial telephones with dataport. Three interconnecting sets of rooms are available at the resort. 24 hours in-room dining, same day laundry and dry cleaning and 24 hour butler service all add to the exceptional standard of services guests enjoy at Wildflower Hall.

The two restaurants offer the choice of fine international cuisine and traditional Indian cooking, or simply relax with a quiet drink in the timeless elegance of The Cavalry Bar.

A world class Spa opened recently at Wildflower Hall, bringing the resort right into the top league of luxury destinations. The Oberoi Spa offers holistic treatments based on Ayurvedic, Asian and Western therapies to relax, rejuvenate and inspire. With tranquil views through lush green cedar and pine forests, the Spa Pavilions offer stressed out guests a peaceful haven in which to revitalise themselves, both inside and out.

There is a multitude of opportunities to enjoy the natural surroundings. You could take day treks through the mountains, raft over the surging River Sutlej, mountain bike along Himalayan paths or take a horse ride at a more leisurely pace.

Accommodation

Wildflower Hall offers 83 Premier Rooms, three Deluxe Suites and one Lord Kitchener Suite. Rooms offers spectacular views over the cedar forests and mountain ranges. Every room has a spacious marble bathroom with separate shower and walk-in closets and personalized butler service. Amenities include a personal bar, satellite television, DVD player and direct dial telephones with dataport.

Premier Room
Deluxe Suites
Lord Kitchener Suite

Childcare

Wildflower Hall is located in mountainous terrain. For reasons of safety, it is not suitable for children below 10 years old. Therefore, the hotel as a policy, does not accept reservations for families traveling with children below the age of 10 years.

Facilities

Facilities at the hotel include 24 hour in-room dining, business center, beauty salon, laundry and valet service, indoor heated swimming pool, steam & sauna room, Spa and fitness center. ‘The Restaurant’ offers Pan Asian and Continental dishes, ‘Lutyens’ offers speciality Indian cuisine and the ‘Cavalry Bar’ offers a full range of wines and spirits.

Activities

The hotel offers complimentary activities including swimming, use of the fitness center and guided walks. Activities charged at an additional cost include rafting, mountain biking and horse riding.

Location & Directions

Shimla, India

Located at an altitude of 2,500 meters (8,250 feet), Wildflower Hall is a picturesque 45-minute drive over a 13 km distance through forested hills from Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh.

When to go

Shimla's salubrious climate helps make it a year-round destination. Though Shimla has pleasant climate throughout the year, it experiences cold winters. The temperatures can drop to sub-zero conditions during the peak winter season. The best time to visit Shimla would be October to November and from March to May. It is advisable not to visit Shimla during monsoons as the place has a history of having landslides every now and then.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas an Oberoi Resort or take a look at our itineraries to Himalaya

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