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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

The 'Queen of Hills' as Shimla was rechristened by the British during colonial days became the summer capital of the British Raj during the latter half of the 19th century when the soldiers of the British army, merchants and civil servants moved up here for some respite from the scorching summer heat of the plains. The city boasts of its Victorian architecture, reflected in certain areas on the Mall road and the inimitable Ridge.

Blessed with perennially cool air and amazing views, this lovely destination provides superb panoramic sights of the valleys, and the lofty peaks of the great Himalayan Range on both its sides. The colorful local bazaars sprawled all over add to its beauty. Shimla is well connected by road, rail and air hence is one of the most sought after destinations in North India.

The Oberoi group has been known since inception for offering unique and opulent properties for its guests all across. In Shimla, they have the Cecil Resort, a stupendously beautiful hotel with a character to define its long time existence on the face of earth.

Located at the quieter end of the bustling Mall Road, near the Viceroy Lodge, The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla is announced by a crisp, white facade and smart, green terrace railings. Inside, a lobby punctuated with marble fireplaces leads guests to a comfortable lounge, which is lit from above by a skylight that spans the length and breadth of the hotel's signature atrium.

The Oberoi Cecil, offers accommodation unparalleled by other luxury heritage hotels in Shimla. The 75 rooms and suites at The Cecil are categorized into 5 Luxury Suites, 3 Deluxe Suites, 34 Premier Valley View Rooms, 11 Luxury Rooms and 22 Deluxe Rooms. All rooms and suites at the Oberoi Cecil offer fantastic views across our terraced garden, towering cedar trees or the Shimla valley. Tastefully decorated in an authentic colonial style, all rooms and suites offer complimentary access to high speed Internet for up to four devices and are served round the clock by a dedicated personal butler, 24 hours a day.

The Restaurant at the Oberoi Cecil serves a wide range of fine international, pan-Indian and local Himachali dishes, complimented by legendary service and warm hospitality. The private dining room is perfect for a romantic dinner for two. The Longue, situated in the spectacular sky lit atrium and adorned with antique London street lamps, is the perfect place to relax with a pre-dinner martini, or after-dinner coffee and soak up the colonial ambience enhanced by live classical piano recitals in the evenings.

The Spa at the Oberoi Cecil is nestled in the mountain side and affords fantastic views across the Shimla valley. Other facilities available for the fitness freaks include the gymnasium, fitness center and swimming pool.

The property has two flexible meeting rooms, lit by a spectacular chandelier, decorated with lithographs and carpeted from wall-to-wall, and thereby maintaining the classic style of colonial Shimla.

How about booking your tickets, packing your bags and heading straight for this tranquil destination…??