Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh.
This charming cottage with its uniquely European
character is set in acres of unspoilt environment
in a village called ‘Purani Koti’ bordered
by a thick pine forest and apple orchards with panoramic
views of the spectacular mountains.
The cottage is an impressive edifice of natural
stone and local timber combined. Vaulted ceiling
and timber finish give the cottage a warm and relaxing
elegance. The rooms feature stone fire places with
private balconies offering breath taking views.
combines old style with modern facilities to make
you feel as comfortable as your own home.
The cottage overlooks the sacred shaali peak and is only a half hour drive from Shimla, and only 3 kms from the town of Mashobra.
Just below the cottage is a vast expanse of fields growing a variety of vegetables and surrounded by apple orchards..
From the cottage is a quiet road down to a quaint little village. In the backdrop is a thick forest of pine cedar and deodar.
One bedroom, living room, dining room and kitchen.
The rooms open out into the garden overlooking beautiful
farms and apple orchards below. The kitchen is fully
equipped with all the modern amenities.
The First floor
2 bedrooms with attached baths and private balconies
perfect for your morning cup of tea.
This room is the perfect place to enjoy a book from
our collection or just listen to music, play indoor
3 bedrooms with bathroom and private balconies,
Attic-Library/recreation room, Indoor Games, Fully
equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, OTG,
Blender, toaster etc. Crockery/Cutlery/Glassware
for 15 persons. Selection from different blends
of tea/coffee.Lawn with log fires available on request.
Bar-be-que on request. Laundry facility available,
Post Office/Medicos/General Provision/Hotel available,
3km away.Phone/Internet, Picnic Baskets, Cook/Driver
room with kitchen and bathroom.
A housekeeper is available for all assistance required
to make your stay comfortable.
We provide electric kettles in every room, ironing
board with iron, heaters, and electric blankets
for your comfort.
If you’re looking for a quiet and relaxed
getaway, the forest hill villa is the perfect retreat.
The area presents endless
avenues for the hiking enthusiasts. From a 2 hr
hike/walk to a whole day, so pack some lunch and
water before you leave.
Naldehra Golf Course
This century old, golf course is about 12 kms from
the cottage. Naldehra offers one of the oldest and
most sporting golf courses in India, set in the
midst of thick forests. It was originally placed
by the British viceroy of India, Lord Curzon in
1903 A.D. He was so enchanted by the spot that he
named one of his daughters Naldehra after it. This
is a par 68, nine hole golf course which is regarded
as one of the most challenging in the country.
Forest Hill Trek
A popular trek from the cottage towards wildflower
hall which is a 20 min gradual climb that skirts
the mashobra hill around the presidential retreat
,a beautiful colonial bungalow that is used by the
president of India as a summer retreat. The forest
trail descends from the helipad, on a hilltop adjacent
to the wildflower hall. It then winds down through
thick oak forests and apple orchards offering breathtaking
views of the mountains. Make a rough map of the
trail. Distance-8 km walking time: 4 hrs
Level walk for 16 kms starting from the cottage,
ideal for walking and cycling.
The highest peak of this belt can be reached by
trekking from Mashobra.
2 kms from the cottage is the famous Sipur temple
where the annual fair is held in the month of may.
A little track leads down to Sipur, a grassy glade
with a stream wandering through it.
The well known carignano resort is only 6 kms from
the cottage and 3 kms from mashobra.
Situated at 8,350 ft in the magnificent Himalayas,
Wildflower Hall is a fairy tale luxury resort set
in 23 acres of virgin woods of pine and cedar. The
former residence of Lord Kitchner, rebuilt to a
new magnificence. Wildflower Hall recreates the
grand style of the colonial era. Located in Charabra
which is a 20 min. drive or a 30 min. climb from
the Forest Hill Villa.
River rafting in Tattapani (seasonal)
Literally means ‘Hot Water’. Tattapani
is 29 kms from naldehra, located on the right bank
of the river satluj at an altitude of 656 mtrs.
This natural sulphur spring is pure and has curative
powers of various kinds. The temperature of the
water keeps fluctuating depending on the water level
of the river. River rafting is handled by trained
operators. The powerhouse at chabba which is 18
kms from naldehra provides a starting point for
the 11 km river rafting stretch to Tattapani. Tattapani
is also famous for trout fishing. The season begins
from 31st march-31st Oct. Fishing fees are nominal.
Shopping in Shimla
Shopping includes, handicrafts- wood and metalwork, shawls, woolens, local tweed, caps etc. Local made jams, squashes, pickles are very popular. Himachal also produces over 25 different varieties of fruit wines which make excellent gifts.
How To Reach
The Forest Hill Villa is a picturesque 35 min drive over a distance of 16 kms through forested hills of Shimla.
Located, just 19 kms away from shimla on the naldehra road.
Direct flights to shimla are available. The shimla airport at Jubarhatti is a 90 min drive from the cottage.
The cottage is located 16 kms from Shimla in a village called Purani Koti in Mashobra.
Shimla is connected by road from
Chandigarh - 124 kms
Kalka - 110 kms
Delhi - 385 kms.
Trains run daily from Delhi-Chd or Delhi-Kalka
There is also a connection from Kalka to Shimla on the narrow gauge railway
built in 1903,(approx-4 hrs).
April-June:Summer (Light Woollens in the Evening)
July-Sept:Monsoon (Light Woolens in the Day and Evening)
Oct-Nov:Fall (Heavy Woollens in the Evening)
Dec-Mar:Winter(Heavy Woolens in the Day and Evening).