Forest Hill Villas
Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh.

This charming cottage with its uniquely European character is set in acres of unspoilt environment in a village called ‘Purani Koti’ bordered by a thick pine forest and apple orchards with panoramic views of the spectacular mountains.

The cottage is an impressive edifice of natural stone and local timber combined. Vaulted ceiling and timber finish give the cottage a warm and relaxing elegance. The rooms feature stone fire places with private balconies offering breath taking views.

The cottage combines old style with modern facilities to make you feel as comfortable as your own home.

The cottage overlooks the sacred shaali peak and is only a half hour drive from Shimla, and only 3 kms from the town of Mashobra.

Just below the cottage is a vast expanse of fields growing a variety of vegetables and surrounded by apple orchards..

From the cottage is a quiet road down to a quaint little village. In the backdrop is a thick forest of pine cedar and deodar.


Ground Floor
One bedroom, living room, dining room and kitchen. The rooms open out into the garden overlooking beautiful farms and apple orchards below. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the modern amenities.

The First floor
2 bedrooms with attached baths and private balconies perfect for your morning cup of tea.

This room is the perfect place to enjoy a book from our collection or just listen to music, play indoor games etc.


Facilities include

3 bedrooms with bathroom and private balconies, Attic-Library/recreation room, Indoor Games, Fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, OTG, Blender, toaster etc. Crockery/Cutlery/Glassware for 15 persons. Selection from different blends of tea/coffee.Lawn with log fires available on request. Bar-be-que on request. Laundry facility available, Post Office/Medicos/General Provision/Hotel available, 3km away.Phone/Internet, Picnic Baskets, Cook/Driver room with kitchen and bathroom.

A housekeeper is available for all assistance required to make your stay comfortable.
We provide electric kettles in every room, ironing board with iron, heaters, and electric blankets for your comfort.
If you’re looking for a quiet and relaxed getaway, the forest hill villa is the perfect retreat.



The area presents endless avenues for the hiking enthusiasts. From a 2 hr hike/walk to a whole day, so pack some lunch and water before you leave.

Naldehra Golf Course
This century old, golf course is about 12 kms from the cottage. Naldehra offers one of the oldest and most sporting golf courses in India, set in the midst of thick forests. It was originally placed by the British viceroy of India, Lord Curzon in 1903 A.D. He was so enchanted by the spot that he named one of his daughters Naldehra after it. This is a par 68, nine hole golf course which is regarded as one of the most challenging in the country.

Forest Hill Trek
A popular trek from the cottage towards wildflower hall which is a 20 min gradual climb that skirts the mashobra hill around the presidential retreat ,a beautiful colonial bungalow that is used by the president of India as a summer retreat. The forest trail descends from the helipad, on a hilltop adjacent to the wildflower hall. It then winds down through thick oak forests and apple orchards offering breathtaking views of the mountains. Make a rough map of the trail. Distance-8 km walking time: 4 hrs

Walkers Delight
Level walk for 16 kms starting from the cottage, ideal for walking and cycling.

Shalli Peak
The highest peak of this belt can be reached by trekking from Mashobra.

2 kms from the cottage is the famous Sipur temple where the annual fair is held in the month of may. A little track leads down to Sipur, a grassy glade with a stream wandering through it.

The well known carignano resort is only 6 kms from the cottage and 3 kms from mashobra.

Wildflower Hall
Situated at 8,350 ft in the magnificent Himalayas, Wildflower Hall is a fairy tale luxury resort set in 23 acres of virgin woods of pine and cedar. The former residence of Lord Kitchner, rebuilt to a new magnificence. Wildflower Hall recreates the grand style of the colonial era. Located in Charabra which is a 20 min. drive or a 30 min. climb from the Forest Hill Villa.

River rafting in Tattapani (seasonal)
Literally means ‘Hot Water’. Tattapani is 29 kms from naldehra, located on the right bank of the river satluj at an altitude of 656 mtrs. This natural sulphur spring is pure and has curative powers of various kinds. The temperature of the water keeps fluctuating depending on the water level of the river. River rafting is handled by trained operators. The powerhouse at chabba which is 18 kms from naldehra provides a starting point for the 11 km river rafting stretch to Tattapani. Tattapani is also famous for trout fishing. The season begins from 31st march-31st Oct. Fishing fees are nominal.

Shopping in Shimla
Shopping includes, handicrafts- wood and metalwork, shawls, woolens, local tweed, caps etc. Local made jams, squashes, pickles are very popular. Himachal also produces over 25 different varieties of fruit wines which make excellent gifts.

How To Reach
The Forest Hill Villa is a picturesque 35 min drive over a distance of 16 kms through forested hills of Shimla.

Located, just 19 kms away from shimla on the naldehra road.

By Air
Direct flights to shimla are available. The shimla airport at Jubarhatti is a 90 min drive from the cottage.

By Road
The cottage is located 16 kms from Shimla in a village called Purani Koti in Mashobra.
Shimla is connected by road from
Chandigarh - 124 kms
Kalka - 110 kms
Delhi - 385 kms.

By Railroad
Trains run daily from Delhi-Chd or Delhi-Kalka
There is also a connection from Kalka to Shimla on the narrow gauge railway
built in 1903,(approx-4 hrs).

April-June:Summer (Light Woollens in the Evening)
July-Sept:Monsoon (Light Woolens in the Day and Evening)
Oct-Nov:Fall (Heavy Woollens in the Evening)
Dec-Mar:Winter(Heavy Woolens in the Day and Evening).

Tele : +91-11-41612107, 26823836. Mobile: 9810002772, 9910002772.