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What We Love

  • Sweeping Himalayan views and an incredibly remote location
  • Professional holistic and Ayurvedic spa treatments
  • The feeling you’re starring in a fairy tale and the Wildflower is your castle
  • Outdoor mountaintop Jacuzzi
  • Self-guided walks through the lush foothills and dark pine forest
  • Combine with a stay at Oberoi Cecil in Shimla

What To Know

  • Roughly 45 minutes from Shimla and 90 minutes from the airport
  • The hotel is open year-round, but certain facilities and activities are seasonal
  • Snow covers the region in the winter months. Great if you like skiing!
  • Smoking rooms are available
  • Kids 12 and under are not permitted
  • A mandatory Christmas Eve Dinner (Dec 24) and New Year's Eve Dinner (Dec 31) will be charged at $91 per meal, per person, plus taxes

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

It’s a twisting, turning 90-minute drive along mountain roads from the Shimla airport to Wildflower Hall, but it’s well worth it. Perched at 8,250 feet in the foothills of the Himalayas, Oberoi Hotels’ iconic resort was once the residence of Lord Kitchener, commander-in-chief of the colonial British Army. Though the place has been completely rebuilt since Kitchener’s time, the regal/residential vibe remains.

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In fair weather there’s croquet, archery and afternoon tea on the lawn; in winter, a skating rink and heated indoor pool. The year-round draws, though, are the panoramic mountain vistas, which are best enjoyed from the main restaurant terrace, accompanied by cup of masala chai. In high season there are three operating eateries, including the elegant garden-side Lutyens for traditional Indian fare, and the central restaurant (simply called the Restaurant), which has a menu of refined Asian and continental dishes. The latter also offers a must-try thali, or sampler, of regional Himachal specialties.

Local ingredients are also employed by the spa, which focuses on traditional Asian and Ayurvedic therapies (overseen by an on-staff Ayurvedic doctor). Standout services include the Spirit of Ayurveda, a two-and-a-half-hour session that starts with relaxing inhalation therapy, continues with dry brushing and face massage, and ends with a cedar-infused bath in a tub that looks out on the mountains.

For those who want to be more active, the front desk stocks detailed maps for self-guided trail walks through the surrounding pine forests, while trained guides and botanical experts are on staff to lead more intense hikes or take you mountain biking or river rafting along the thrilling Sutlej River.

How to Get There

Wildflower Hall, In the Himalayas
Mashobra
Shimla, 171012 India

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 1682 Reviews
True Oberoi Hospitality
Reviewed 12 hours ago

We decided to choose this place for our Anniversary, and we were not disappointed.

The General Manager MR.Ankush Mahajan personally ensured that our Stay is not only comfortable but that we Spend this Special Day with Utmost Luxury and Privacy. The staff is equally hospitable with Special Mention of Manoj at the Pool, Harish & Ashutosh In Restuarant and Amulya a young stewart taking care of us. The best dishes we churned out by Chef Anil. In all we could not have asked for a better experience. If you want to get pampered there no better Place than TWFH.

Cheers

Fabulous
Reviewed 3 days ago

We travelled from the Oberoi Cecil in Shimla for afternoon tea at this lovely hotel. The staff provided the usual exemplary welcome and Oberoi service. We had arrived early as we wanted to take advantage of the Strawberry Walk. A guide from the activity centre supplied us with a map, walking stick and detailed instructions which enabled us to enjoy a snowy walk with glorious views. This was followed by a lovely afternoon tea on the terrace looking out over that view. Again, superb service and delicious food with plenty of cups of tea. An experience to treasure. Thank you, Oberoi Wildflower!

Must visit in winter
Reviewed 3 days ago

Of course it is a super property, but visiting in winter is a different experience altogether. Views from the room, relaxing in the perfectly temperature controlled open to sky jacuzzi, excellent food served on the deck outside the restaurant...won't want the trip to end

Excellent & Exceptional
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must visit during the month of Jan & Feb ie Snowfall season. Exceptional Jacuzzi in infinity setting. Amazing hospitality by the hotel staff. Hats Off to All, keep the excellent professional service.

top of the hill, surrounded by snow!
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and myself had a chance to stay in this magnificent property recently for 2 nights We were upgraded to valley view room and the person at reception was very polite,
Mr Mahajan, The GM personally talked to us while checking-in made us comfortable.
I had a nice whirl pool experience in bubbling warm water followed by swimming in heated indoor pool.During our stay, the entire area was covered by snow and it gave a
out-of -the world experience. Rooms were cozy and with centralised heating facility, we did not feel cold nowhere in the Hotel. Good choice for breakfast. A memorable stay-though expensive