The Oberoi Wildflower Hall, a Mountain Palace in the Himalayan Wilderness
Geologists tells that several eons of time ago, the Himalaya Mountains were raised up by the subcontinent of India smashing into the continent of Asia. The Himalayas are still rising taller, as the centuries go by, and meanwhile, in the north of India, we have the benefit of viewing some of the most glorious skyscraping peaks in the history of the planet. The foothills of the Himalayas are filled with beautiful dark forests, and in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, just ten or so miles from the capital city of Shimla, at the highest peak of the Shimla Reserve Forest sanctuary, there stands a grand hotel fit for a king, known as the Oberoi Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas.
The Hall was once the home of Lord Kitchener, and served as a summer palace for the colonial rulers until independence. Today the building perches above the city of Shimla, and its five stories of rooms offer some of the most exhilarating views of the peaks of the Himalayan approaches. Built in a Tudor style that admits of Indian influence, Wildflower Hall is a large operation, and it offers some of the best luxury services in India. Your concierge will be glad to arrange bespoke tours and activities for you, and the lobby offers guests a fine library, while tennis courts are available outside for sports lovers. The hotel also offers a 64-foot-long indoor heated swimming pool, as well as an outdoor infinity whirlpool, both offering splendid views of the surrounding mountains. The grounds of the hotel cover about twenty-three acres, all located at 8250 feet above sea level, and are filled with gardens and cedar forest that beg for exploration.
Lodgings Fit For a Viceroy in the Himalayas
During your stay at Wildflower Hall, you can select from 85 rooms for your residence. The Oberoi consortium is proud to offer the best in luxury amenities, including marble bathrooms and teak flooring, and you can expect spaciousness and excellent views in every lodging. The rooms are categorised as Deluxe Suites, Premier Mountain View Rooms, Premier Valley View Rooms, Deluxe Garden View Rooms, and the penthouse selection is entitled the Lord Kitchener Suite. Wildflower Hall also offers spa services in its treatment rooms and other bespoke locations around the grounds, including massage therapy and beauty treatments, as well as extensive yoga and Ayurvedic treatments.
A Walk Among the Cedars
While you are relaxing at Wildflower Hall, you can enjoy a wide range of fine dining options at the hotel’s several facilities. The Hotel is proud to offer picnic expeditions on the Wild Strawberry Trail, as well as al fresco dining at the candlelit Gazebo, where a warm coal fire called a sigris will perfectly grill your meats. The primary dining area at the Hall is simply called The Restaurant, and it offers local Himachali dishes along with Pan-Asian cuisine. Parties can be organised at the private Luytens Dining Hall, and the Cavalry Bar will serve outstanding cocktails till midnight. During your stay, you may enjoy bespoken exploration of the local scenic vistas at Jakhoo Hill or Narkanda, or you may prefer to shop with the locals at the Shimla Mall. Fishing and rafting can be enjoyed at the Tattapani River. After a day spent trekking across the Himalyan Mountains and hills, a rest in the plush and soothing comforts of Wildflower Hall will be the perfect way to end the day.