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.
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
Wildflower Hall is nestled at an altitude of 8250ft above sea level set in 23 acres of virgin woods of pine and cedar.
From the elegant 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 personalised 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.
You'll also find a world class Oberoi Spa at Wildflower Hall which 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.
When to visit
The freshly caught Kullu trout is always one to look out for on the menu,
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.