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Overview

About the space and location:
Check-in Time: 12:00 PM
Check-out Time: 11:00 AM

Constructed at the turn of the last century, this homestay is one of the older surviving residences of Shimla complete with a well-maintained lawn and views that will leave you spellbound. The design of the stay is an adaptation from an English architectural book by R.A. "Bungalow" Briggs, a copy of which is still present in the house. While the building maintains the traditional Dhajji Dewari architecture it was built in, it has all modern amenities that grant a comfortable stay.

While here, do not miss out on the chance to have dinner under the star-lit sky. The numerous activities that one can indulge in adds to the joy of staying here.

About the Rooms:
Offering panoramic views of the mountains, the three bedrooms here are spacious and each comes with a private fireplace.
- Oak Tree Room: Named for the room looks onto an oak tree, this twin-bedded room houses a rare and complete set of "The Historian's History of the World" in its original bookcase. A turn of the century Bakhtiari carpet adorns the floor here that lends it a royal charm.
- Tara Room: This double room faces the Tara Devi mountain and is home to some lovely furniture including an antique four-poster and a carved wooden settee. The framed woodcuts, an Ersari Filpaya carpet, a Khotan and an Afghan carpet complete the look here.
- Bay Window Room: A single room overlooking the oak and rhododendron forest, it is decorated in shades of yellow. This warm cheerful room has two exceptionally lovely carpets-a Kilim and a rather special cotton Agra Jail.

All the bedrooms have free wifi, electric blankets, hot water bottles, radiators, electronic safes, mini-refrigerators, tea and coffee making facilities, filtered drinking water, hairdryers, along with ensuite washroom. Each can accommodate 2 guests at a time.

About meals:
The package includes breakfast (four-course American or Indian style) and dinner, and you can order lunch at an additional cost. The dining room here opens onto a small verandah and the front garden. The food is served in exquisite collectable China-ware with old, beautifully maintained silverware that adds to the charm of staying in such a luxury property.

About activities:
- Enjoy the eclectic collection of books and films here
- Do visit the open-air ice skating rink during peak winters
- As the sun sets, enjoy a warm bonfire under a star-lit sky

Suggested activities:
- Visit the Rashtrapati Niwas, formerly known as Viceregal Lodge, to explore ancient articles and photographs going back to the times of the British rule in India
- Head out to check out the Jakhu Hill, at an elevation of 2,455 m above the sea level, said to be the highest peak in Shimla
- Visit the Jakhoo Temple, an ancient temple dedicated to the Hindu deity Hanuman, situated on Jakhoo Hill
- Check out the Christ Church, the second oldest church in North India
- You can also visit the Kali Bari Mandir, a Hindu temple situated on Bantony Hill, dedicated to the fearsome reincarnation of Goddess Kali, known as Shyamala, after which the Shimla city is named
- Nothing like enjoying the Kalka – Shimla toy train ride. The old railway line along the mountains paints a tranquil picture of the place.
- Enjoy rafting at Tattapani, nestled on the banks of Satluj
- Head out to visit the tranquil Chadwick waterfall
- If arms and ammunition excite you, you must visit the Army Museum located in Annandale
- Indulge in adventure sports like paragliding, mountain biking, and more

About access to common areas:
Guests have access to the entire property as well as the outdoors

About safety and hygiene:
- The retreat has increased the frequency of cleaning public areas (including the lobby, doorknobs, common washrooms, etc.)
- Hand gloves being used when carrying out cleaning work and when handling waste
- The rooms and the entire stay is deep cleaned before every check-in and post every check-out
- There are antibacterial hand sanitizers available throughout the property
- Social distancing is maintained
- Daily temperature monitoring of the staff

About accessibility:
The stay is around 1 KM from the Shimla Railway Station and 2 KM from the local bus stand. Guests can easily reach the stay using any public or private transportation.

Things To Carry

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  • Thrillophilia voucher (can present mobile voucher)
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  • Valid ID proof for each member
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  • Personal toiletries and medication (if any)
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  • Warm and comfortable clothes
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  • Swimwear
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  • Slippers and comfortable shoes
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  • Water bottles, backpack, energy bars/snacks, etc.
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  • Mosquito & insect repellent
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  • Sanitizer
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  • Sunscreen lotion
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Binoculars
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  • Camera
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  • Cap or hat

Advisory

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  • The number of guests must not exceed the count mentioned at the time of booking.
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  • The exact location will be shared once the booking is confirmed.
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  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed.
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  • Social distancing to be maintained.
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  • Frequent hand sanitization and use of mask recommended.
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  • Guests are earnestly requested to treat the home with care.
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  • Water is very precious, so conservation is appreciated.
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  • Private parties or events are not appreciated.
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  • Being near villages, loud music or parties are not appreciated.
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  • Smoking, drinking alcohol and consumption of drugs is strictly prohibited.
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  • Pets are welcome, however, please ensure their hygiene.
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  • Children below 5 years of age will not be charged.
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  • Due to hygiene and sanitization reasons, the meals might be served in the room only.
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  • There are functioning wood-burning fireplaces in all the rooms and are available at an additional charge of INR 1500.
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  • The recommended activities are not a part of the package and can be availed at an additional cost.
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  • There are dustbins everywhere to dispose of garbage as the place is very strict about cleanliness and littering will be fined.
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  • Guests are advised not to leave the premises on foot after 9:00 PM.
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  • ID proof is mandatory for each individual guest at the time of booking, and also upon arrival. PAN card will not be considered as a valid address proof.
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  • All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details prior to their stay.
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  • Any breakage or damage of any items in the resort will be charged at actuals.
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  • Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability and may be chargeable by the stay directly.

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
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  • If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Booking Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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