Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

Evocative of a bygone era, Chapslee, formerly the summer residence of the late Hon'ble Raja Charanjit Singh of Kapurthala, is now a small, exclusive Hotel. The Hon'ble Raja Charanjit Singh of Kapurthala was a member of the erstwhile Council of States and had the distinction and privilege of being an invitee to the coronations of both King George V and King Edward VIII. He was a host and gourmet extraordinaire and his table was considered to be one of the finest in northern India.

Way up to Chapslee
The Lobby
Way up to Chapslee

Built in 1835, Chapslee was acquired by Lord Auckland, then Governor General of the East India Company. The declaration of the first war against Afghanistan known as 'The Afghan Manifesto', was signed at Chapslee on the first of October, 1838. Sir Edward Buck writes in his famous book,

Library & Cards Room
The Lobby
Raja Kapurthala
Simla Past and Present , "In the opinion of many good judges, Chapslee is surpassed by no other Simla residence in arrangement and general advantages".

" If Simla is the queen of the hills, then Chapslee is its crown..." Lady Penelope Betjeman .

" One of the oldest manor houses in Simla with extensive grounds, good views and period furniture ..." India companion by Louise Nicholson .

Deluxe Double Room
" It is worth going to Simla simply to stay at Chapslee..." Hill stations of India by Gillian Wright .

" Chapslee reveals India's exotic past along with the rich variety of the present ...." Indian style by Suzanne Slesin & Stafford Cliff .

Deluxe Double Room


Kanwar Ratanjit Singh ,son of the late Lt.Col. Rajkumar Ripjit Singh, C.I.E., and grandson of Raja Charanjit Singh, opened Chapslee to visitors in 1976. He continues to reside there and Chapslee is still the family home it was, but he now shares it with his guests.

Deluxe Double Room
Resplendent with heirlooms such as Gobelin tapestries, rare textiles and cabinetry from the Doge's palace in Venice, chandeliers from Murano, blue pottery jardinieres from Multan, Peshwa vases, Persian carpets, marble statuary and a collection of Indian object d'arts, Chapslee exudes old world charm.
Deluxe Double Room
Single Room
Single Room

An ambience of gentility pervades the atmosphere and the tradition of hospitality for which the royal house of Kapurthala is known, continues. 

Deluxe Double Room
Bathroom ( Just Like a Suite )
Dinning Hall

Chapslee offers six elegantly appointed suites, a library and card room, tennis court and croquet lawn. It is also known for its cuisine and has found pride of place in almost all leading articles and publications on travel and architecture.

Sundowner & the Borzoi
Ancient Weapons

Shimla has many attractions; superb views and delightful walks; the Vice-regal Lodge, the State Museum, Jakhoo Temple, the Mall, and Maria Bros., the famous shop for books and antiquities.
The environs of Shimla , however are perhaps its most attractive feature ; Golf at scenic Naldera - that inspired Lord Curzon to name his daughter after it ; Mahaseer fishing and hot sulphur springs at Tattapani , picnics in the Seog Forest , tea at Carignano, walks from Kufri to Fagu through the countryside with the panorama of the snow-capped Kinner Kailash range stretched across the horizon ; Chail, Narkanda , or an overnight stay at the  Jalori Pass.

Packages 2013-2014
Valid Till 31st March 2014

Luxury Suite: Rs. 26,925/- per room per night per couple.
Deluxe Suite: Rs. 20,550 /- per room per night per couple.
Standard Suite: Rs. 16,770/- per room per night per couple.

Inclusive: Bed-tea ( morning), Breakfast, Evening-tea, Dinner, Taxes, Heating i.e. electric convector heaters, Service charges in lieu of tips which are not permitted, Laundry, All kinds of beverages and drinks, hot & cold, Eats - snacks.
Tele : +91-11-41612107, 26823836. Mobile: 9810002772, 9910002772.