Shimla is Himachal Pradesh’s capital city. Sited in the Himalayan region, its cool weather made it a popular destination during the summer months for the British colonists, whose influence is evident in the Victorian architecture that is prevalent in the area. Modern-day visitors throng the city during the summer as well, although there are also those who visit in the spring or autumn to enjoy the same spectacular views without the accompaniment of a crowd.
Visitors who seek a luxurious stay would do well to consider the Oberoi Cecil, a hotel that was built in 1884 originally to serve as a Himalayan hill station by the British. After undergoing a great deal of redecorating, the hill station was reopened to the public in 1997. Located in Chaura Maidan, 7000 feet above sea level, the Oberoi Cecil boasts breathtaking views of the valley below and is well sited for visitors to explore everything Shimla has to offer.
Billing itself a home away from home, the Krish Rauni Resort in Matiana is a family-managed establishment that is a welcoming base for those traveling with the family. The resort is located in the middle of a large apple orchard, ensuring that guests enjoy their stay in verdant surroundings. The resort overlooks a valley as well, but being sited on a ridge, also provides impressive views of the sunrise, sunset, and an incredible night sky.
Sukhsagar Regency in Taradevi is sited at the Himalayan foothills. Established in 1944 by the British to serve as a hill station, the resort prides itself on providing travelers with a comfortable stay while operating in an environmentally responsible manner. Green features at the resort include a solar-powered water-heating system, water recycling, and rainwater harvesting. Like the Krish Rauni Resort, guests at the Sukhsagar Regency can look forward to stunning sunrises and sunsets, as well as an outstanding view of the surrounding regions.