A regal hotel with a vibrant history, Woodville Palace Hotel lives up to its name for hospitality and comfort fit for kings. The former residence of the royal family of Jubbal, a stay at the hotel is like being transported back to the days of the British Raj. Just 31 rooms ensure attentive service and all have been tastefully individually decorated resulting in no two rooms being alike. Amenities include satellite TV and international phones. Two in-house restaurants serve a delicious choice of cuisines including Indian, continental and authentic spicy regional dishes.
Located at 7000 feet near the heart of Shimla, the ‘Queen of The Hills ', Woodville Palace is the Kohinoor on this queen’s crown. Stepping into the impeccable Woodville Palace of the Royal family of Jubbal is like stepping into a time machine where one is transported to the British Raj of the 1930’s. The palace is adorned with multi level rose gardens and lawns. It is also considered a gateway to lesser-known and equally spectacular hill stations of Kufri and Chail.
The most amazing aspect of Woodville is that no two rooms would necessarily be similar. The rooms are a perfect blend of vintage ambience and modern amenities. Each room seems to tell tales and whisper unheard secrets of the bygone eras with their décor. The rooms and corridors are lined with Persian carpets and lithographs which are over a century old. The finest rosewood, teakwood and ebony furniture welcome guests with the same hospitality as the hotel staff.
With 31 rooms, Woodville also offers standard facilities such as television, telephones, intercoms and running hot and cold-water facilities, which are expected of a heritage hotel of this caliber. You can also enjoy a glass of wine standing in the balconies of these rooms and viewing the scenic landscapes and enjoying the cool breeze.
The recent addition to Woodville Palace is the beautiful garden restaurant called ‘The House of the Rising Sun’, which was inaugurated by the Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan. It is aesthetically located in the sprawling gardens of Woodville Palace and is surrounded by bamboo and deodars, which provide an ideal and natural enclosure. Constructed purely out of clear glass, one can see and hear the raindrops drumming against the roof and running down the glass walls even as one is indulging into scrumptious delights.
There is also a Garden Café for those most closely inclined to experience nature while they dine. Located aesthetically among pine trees, its scenic beauty is commendable. It also has open spaces for children to frisk about. The resturant servers a coffee shop menu with global tit bits.
The Imperial banquet hall and the Hollywood Bar 1930's are the formal areas in the Woodville Palace hosted for state and international dignitaries.
Shimla to Kullu over the Jalori Pass (3300mt above sea level) and the Bashleo Pass (3250m above sea level) and from Sarahan to Sangla are some popular treks conducted by local guides and mountaineering institutes. Trekking to Hatu peak, located at 3400m sea lever can be fun too. However, nothing can be as exciting as trekking to the snowy peaks of Narkanda.
Experience the fun of rafting at Tattapanni, famous for its hot sulphur springs that are also believed to have certain curative properties. About 1½ hours away from Shimla, Tattapanni is also known for its Shivaji Caves. Woodville makes arrangements for rafting for adventure sports lovers.
Skiing slopes at Narkanda and Kufri are open from January till mid March.
Naldehra offers a well-maintained and scenic nine-hole golf course.
Rohru and Seema are popular angling grounds for good catches of Himachali trout, a local delicacy.
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