(A Jungle Retreat)
Shoghi, Himachal Pradesh.
Oakwood Hamlet Shoghi at the height of 5900 feet surrounded by 200 acres of farms village and forest
The oakwood hamlet has been built on ancestral land and by the fields that have been ploughed by the family for generations. There is deep understanding and appreciation for nature has given the area. (This is what you are invited to share)
Open Grasslands, narrow twisting paths, age old thing villages, a view of deep valley and wood's of Oak, Cedar and Pine are the setting of the Oakwood Hamlet.
A peace full eco-cottages take you to a forest drive, 3 km. on a side road from national Highway 22. This is a place where the Flore of the warn valley met that of the mountains and where the trees of Himalayan cedar (deodar) scented pine and rhododendron merge with those of luxuriant oak.
There are walk trails by the dozen, quiet drives and several hikes. Around are several tiny villages and their picture-perfect architecture. Interestingly, while the road to the Oakwood Hamlet arrived only a couple of years back – and still has all the charm of a forest drive.
The setting : Just off the
highway to Shimla, along the line where the low
rolling Shiwalik Hills give way to the Mid-Himalaya,
is a small hamlet surrounded by oak woods. This
is where the forests hold brightly coloured pheasants
and other wildlife. This is where the Oakwood Hamlet
is. The Oakwood Hamlet lies halfway down one of
the most beautiful slopes of the Shimla Hills.
Open grasslands, narrow twisting paths, age-old
tiny villages, a view of a deep valley and woods
of oak, cedar and pine are the setting of the Oakwood
The Oakwood Hamlet: The Oakwood Hamlet has been
built on ancestral lands and by fields that have
been ploughed by the family for generastions. There
is a deep understanding and appreciation for what
nature has given the area. This is what you are
invited to share.
Nature’s finest: of the oak trees and the
Himalaya, it is sometimes said that this will be
the last tree that will stand when the mountains
reach the final stage of their evolution –
for this is the tree that puts back more into soil
than what it takes out of it.
This is also the tree that grows by the Oakwood
Hamlet – and has given its name to the place.
By its side, grow cedars, pines and rhododendrons.
The undergrowth shelters pheasants and other
birds – while larger animals namel, Red Jungle
Fowl, Kalij, Indian Peofowl, Majestic Barking Deer,
Sambar & Gorals also lay claim to the woods.
There are walk trails by the dozen, quiet drives
and several hikes. Around are several tiny villages
and their picture-perfect architecture. Interestingly,
while the road to the Oakwood Hamlet arrived only
a couple of years back – and still has all
the charm of a forest drive.
A roof under the sky: Built
simply but elegantly, The cottages of the Oakwood
Hamlet are placed to optimize the experience of
nature, Nature materials have been used, while the
facilities are modern. The Oakwood Hamlet has independent
cottages that are supported by a restaurant offering
Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine. Many of
the ingredients are purchased locally and even grown
on the fields- nedless to add, almost everythings
Accommodation in well appointed Luxury tents / Bamboo
Tents /Mud Cottage, Evening bonfires and sun downers,
house games i.e. badminton, volleyball, cricket
etc. adventure activities i.e. Burma bridge, valley
crossing, flying fox etc. Guided nature and village
walks, rappelling, rock climbing session, beverages,
Forest barbeques, liquor, tips.
The summer capital during the British
Raj, today it is one of India's most popular Hill
Resorts. Shimla is a lovely, sprawling town, set among
spectacular, cool hills, with plenty of crumbling
colonial charm. It has very good facilities, although
accommodation, particularly in the high season.-
Mashobra, Naldehra, Tattapani, Mahunag Temple, Nagdevi
Temple Kufri, Fagu, Matiana,Narkanda, Chail, The famous
Jakhu Temple, Institute of Advance Study, Prospect
Hill, Sankat Mochan Tample and the Scandal point on
Climate & Clothing :-
All the seasons of nature visit Shimla during the
year. The isotherms of Shimla happen to match with
that of London throughout the year and is the reason
for Britisher's choice of Shimla as its summer capital.
April-June: -Fair Weather-Light Woolens.
July-august: -Rainy Season-Light Woolens.
September:-Fair –Light Woolens.
October-November:-Cold- heavy woolens.
December– March:-It Snows and is very Cold Heavy Woolens.
By Road :
Oakwood is located 320 Kms from Delhi via Panipat,
Ambala, Chandigarh, Kalka, Solan, and Kaithlighat
enroute to shimla. As you cross Kaithlighat Railways
station on the Shimla Highway, take a road going down
hill just after the Mahalaxmi Furniture showroom (on
the right hand side of the road). 3 kms downhill from
Nearest Station (Bread Gauge) is Kalka and on the
narrow gauge (Kalka –Shimla railway line) is
Shogi / Kaithali Ghat
KALKA SHIMLA RAILWAY - UNESCO WORLD HRITAGE
The Kalka-Shimla Railway built to connect, the summer
capital of India in 1903 at an altitude of 2076 meters
offers a panoramic feast to experience the grandeur
of the picturesque Himalayas from the shivalik foot
hills at Kalka to several important points such as
Dharampur, Solan, Kandaghat, Taradevi, Barog, Salogra,
The 96.54 kilometer line, built on a 2 feet six inches
gauge, was opened for traffic November 9, 1903.
Spectacular scenery along the whole route, and the
marvels of it's construction, keeps the traveler on
this line spell bound. On leaving Kalka, 656 meters
above sea level, the railway enters the foothills
and immediately commences it's climb.Kalka-Shimla-Railway
runs through 103 tunnels.
By Air :
Nearest Airports are at Chandigarh and Shimla. Chandigarh
is well connected with all major cities in India.
While Shimla Airport is connected Delhi, Chandigarh
From 01st Apr to 15th Jul, 2015.
Hut: Rs.13000/- per couple + 17.42% Tax = Rs.15,265/-
Mud Cottage: Rs.15000/- per couple + 17.42% Tax
= Rs.17,613/- per couple.
Welcome drink on arrival. Accommodation in well
appointed Mud Cottage/ Bamboo Huts. Daily buffet
breakfast and dinner. Morning and evening tea. Complimentary
use of in- house games i.e. badminton, volley ball,cricket