If you are looking for a special place to stay in Shimla go to Wildflower Hall. it is quite exceptionally beautiful.Others appreciated its unique location when it was built as a residence circa 1876.
A picture of the original house and one of the subsequent hotel.
The original house was burnt down and the second residence built was where Lord Kitchener stayed. He developed the extensive gardens but this house was demolished and a three story hotel was built which suffered a similar fate as the first and it was destroyed by fire in 1993. The present building was constructed in 1995 and is the perfect luxurious getaway from the summer heat of the city.The rooms are wonderfully comfortable, the staff is one of the best trained and most obliging I have met and the hotel is run by a charming couple who are very willing to share all of Shimla's charms with you.
The present day hotel
The wildflowers in the garden
The view from our room
The wonderful jacuzzi and the view from its vanishing edge
The beautiful indoor heated pool
Some happy customers
An even happier one. He stole the oranges from our room and then sat on the edge of the verandah and ate them greedily
Un unknown species
A hedge blue seen on one of our walks
The cedar forests are the most extensive in the Far East
A giant Malabar Squirrel