Wildflower Hall, Himalayas, India
Situated at 8,250 feet in the magnificent Himalayas, Wildflower Hall is a fairytale luxury resort set in 22 acres of virgin woods of pine and cedar. The former residence of Lord Kitchener, rebuilt to a new magnificence, Wildflower Hall recreates the grand style of the colonial era. Wood panelling and original artwork create an aura of old world charm. Teak wood floors, hand knotted rugs and rich furnishings complemented by spectacular views make the rooms very special retreats.
For centuries, the Himalayas have inspired awe and awakened spirituality in the souls of all mortals who encounter their greatness. This fairytale resort offers a tranquil sanctuary in the mountains. The Oberoi spa at the resort offers holistic treatments based on Ayurveda, Oriental and Western traditions in private spa suites or pavilions that are ensconced in a dense cedar forest and offer spectacular vistas of the majestic snow peaks.
Enjoy beautiful views of mountains and valleys from the restaurants, outdoor Jacuzzi and the heated swimming pool. Take leisurely walks on the trails winding through the fragrant pine forests and enjoy Gourmet picnic hampers that accompany your explorations. For the adventurous the resort offers white river rafting, trekking, mountain biking, archery, billiards, ice skating (in winter) and golf.
Location and Transfers
Located at an altitude of 2,500 metres (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.
Daily direct flights to Shimla from Delhi are available. Private air charters can also be organised. The flying time is 45 minutes. Shimla airport is 90 minutes from the hotel.
The rooms and suites offer spectacular views over the cedar forests, mountain ranges or the gardens. Every room has a spacious marble bathroom with both a bathtub and a separate shower cubicle with deluxe toiletries. Three interconnecting sets of rooms are available at the resort.
Premier Garden View Rooms – offer large bay windows with views of the beautifully landscaped gardens
Premier Mountain View Rooms – feature large bay windows offering a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains and the cedar forests
Grand Premier Rooms – feature a mix of modern comforts and authentic handcrafted architectural and design details along with spectacular views of the magnificent landscape
Deluxe Suites – have a separate living room and bedroom. The living room features a fireplace and has an additional guest bathroom. The Suite comes with large bay windows offering views of the surrounding mountains and the cedar forests
The Kitchener Suite – located on the fourth floor, it offers spectacular views of the Himalayas. It features a separate living room and two bedrooms with dormer roofs. This grand suite has a four-poster bed in the master bedroom. The living room has a fireplace and an additional guest bathroom
The Restaurant – menu includes a varied range of Pan-Asian and Continental dishes
Lutyens – specialty restaurant offers authentic Indian cuisine
The Coffee Shop – serves an International Menu
The Cavalry Bar – offering a full range of fine wines and spirits, it is just the spot for a before and after dinner drink
In-Room Dining – 24-hour
Facilities and Activities
Outdoor heated swimming pool
Indoor heated pool
Tijori the boutique shop
Golf – play at the historical golf course at Naldehra, a 45 minute drive away