Himachal Pradesh is the land of magnificent snowcapped mountains, spectacular river valleys, enchanting lakes, waterfalls, mystifying rivers, deep valleys covered with wildflowers, and forests draped in clouds. It is a place where time has stood still and has an English old world charm about it.
People come here from all over India and world to escape the hustle bustle of city life and rediscover their soul. The good thing is that there are so many luxury resorts in Himachal Pradesh that will help you do just that. A stay at one of these luxurious resorts will pamper your soul like no place else.
Wildflower Hall, Shimla
Wildflower Hall, located at the height of 8,250 feet and surrounded by miles and miles of cedar forest, is a five star luxury resort that offers an experience like no other. As you step inside its large lounge you will notice that the place has an aura of a grand English estate. Your feelings are not misguided, because Wildflower Hall used to be the home of Lord Kitchener. This place has been turned into a resort by the Oberoi group of hotels and offers all the modern day amenities to visitors.
At Wildflower Hall you will be pampered like a king. Their rooms offer breathtaking mountain and garden views. You can pamper yourself at their spa that offers personalized spa treatments. Or you can choose from their signature Western, Eastern, and Oberoi massage treatments that will help your mind and body to relax and rejuvenate.
Besides the spa, the place has an indoor swimming pool, outdoor deck equipped with an al fresco infinity whirlpool, fully equipped fitness center, a beautiful terrace restaurant that serves Continental, Asian, and Indian cuisines. For an out of this world experience, you must try their five course meal at their private hillside gazebo, from where the view of the hills and setting sun is mesmerizing.
Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
This is another five star luxury resort cum hotel from the Oberoi group. The Oberoi Cecil is a luxury heritage hotel that offers resort like experience to those who are looking to spend few days in the lap of luxury and nature. During the British time the hotel used to hold grand ballroom dances. This luxury resort still retains it colonial charm with its exquisite wooden work, wooden floors, and grand suites. At the Oberoi Cecil you are greeted with a panoramic view of the mountains. Whether you stay at their Premier Valley Rooms, Deluxe Suites, Luxury Suites, Deluxe Rooms, or Luxury Rooms, you will have the best service and all the modern day amenities at your disposal.
Their luxury spa offer Eastern and Western spa treatments to help you beat the stress of city life. They also have a Children Activity Centre which is equipped with the latest games for your kids to enjoy. While you relax amidst the serene atmosphere of Oberoi Cecil, you can also explore Shimla. Jakhoo Hill, Naldehra, The Army Museum, and Mall Road are all within an hour distance from the resort.
Norwood Green Resort, Palampur
There are so many things that make Norwood Green Resort exquisite. The resort consists of luxury boutique villas and is nestled amidst the serenity of acres and acres of tea gardens.
The independent villas are equipped with modern day amenities and offer breathtaking view of the tea gardens and the surrounding mountains. Each room has a butler service and offer complete privacy. Their spa offers exquisite massage and other treatments. Here you get a chance to indulge in pottery, camping, cycling, yoga, paragliding, trekking, and nature walks.
There are also plenty of monasteries and temples that you can explore here. Long walks through the forests is an experience that every visitor cherishes. The best thing about this place is that it is located in the picturesque Palampur Valley, which does not have a heavy tourist flow. In other words, you get a chance to be in your own world surrounded by greenery and silence that is interrupted by birds’ tweeting and chirping.
Suryavilas Luxury Resort and Spa, Solan
Spread over 15 acres of beautifully landscaped area, Suryavilas Luxury Resort and Spa offers a unique getaway for your spiritual, physical, and mental rejuvenation. Suryavilas is surrounded by mountains and as you enter this place you will immediately notice the fresh and crisp air of this place.
The serene and calm atmosphere plus rooms loaded with all the modern day amenities will make your stay memorable. Another thing that you will always remember is their spa. Here you can indulge in Western or Ayurveda therapies to rejuvenate yourself. They offer mud baths, steam rooms, Jacuzzi, and a reflexology lounge. They have an ENRICH program that helps in self-improvement by focusing on empowerment, nourishment, rejuvenation, invigoration, cleansing, and harmonizing.
Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort, Parwanoo
Surrounded by the Shivalik Ranges, Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort offers complete rejuvenation of your body and soul. The resort offers fully equipped rooms, Activity Centre for kids, multi-sport court, and an Adventure Park. The spa here has dedicated areas for Balinese treatments, European treatments, Ayurveda, and Shiastu treatments.
They offer personalized spa treatments to help you cleanse, detoxify, and rejuvenate. The magnificent view of the mountains and clean crisp air makes a dip in their outdoor infinity pool an experience like no other. The resort has a restaurant that has a terrace sitting arrangement. They offer Thai, Oriental, Continental, and Indian cuisine. Dining on the terrace that offers a breathtaking view of the mountains is a very calming and soul finding experience.
LaRiSa Resort, Manali
Tucked away in the green and majestic Himalayan Mountains, LaRiSa Resort offers you a chance to pamper your body and soul in the lap of nature. The resort is made up of independent cottages that fall under two categories- Deluxe Room and Premier Luxury Suite. Whichever room you choose, you will definitely enjoy breathtaking view of the greenery and mountains.
The cottages are surrounded by an extensive apple orchard, a vegetable and herb garden, and a flower garden. The spa here offers Thai and traditional therapies to combat your stress and help your body and soul to heal.
They also have a steam and sauna shower to completely cleanse your body. After you have indulged in their luxury spa treatment, why not replenish your body with authentic Kullu cuisine or Continental food at their restaurant. A stay here will compel you to come back again and again.
Himachal Pradesh is a land that brings you closer to nature and rediscover your soul and a stay at one of the above resorts will help you enrich your soul.