Situated at 8,250 feet in the magnificent Himalayas, Wildflower Hall is a fairytale luxury resort set in 22 acres of virgin woods of pine and cedar. The former summer residence of Lord Kitchener, Commander-in-Chief of the British army in India. His passion for gardening and especially the cultivation of wildflowers lead to the name Wildflower Hall.
Getting to Wildflower Hall was no small feat. We flew into Shimla airport, which is known to be one of the World's Most Dangerous Airports. This is due to its short runway atop a mountain with a man-made flat top.
After a 90 minute drive to our hotel we settled in with thoughts of slowing down and breathing in the wonders of nature.
|View of the Himalayas |
from Our Hotel Room Window
The first morning we were able to enjoy hiking in the surrounding majestic forest.
|Cedar and Pine|
|Looking Back at Our Cabin in the Woods|
|Route of Wild Strawberry Trail|
|The Short and Winding Road|
|Let Me Tell You About...|
and the Flowers and the Bees
|Gus Under Glass|
|Joan, Happy After a Walk in the Woods|
Lord Kitchener started something. The gardens of the hotel are well designed and spectacularly beautiful.
|Seats with a View|
|Front Lawn and Open-Air Dining|
There is a storm front approaching...stayed tuned!