Mahasu House
Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh.
Welcome to Mahasu House. A unique getaway in the midst of the enchanting forests of Mashobra with breathtaking views of the majestic snow capped - range, Mahasu House offers an opportunity to escape into the Himalayan wilderness and return to the luxury of personalised hospitality. Enjoy nature walks, treks and explore these ancient mountains with our knowledgeable guides and indulge in the fine cuisine, leisure activities and easy living at Mahasu House.

Mashobra is home to stunning natural landscapes, enchanting historical encounters and cultural attractions. From sparkling watercourses to majestic mountain ranges, Mashobra provides you an opportunity to revel in the true spirit of the Himalayas. Once the most preferred leisure locale of the British Raj, this wonderland bears a unique natural magnificence.
The interior of the Mahasu House is a romance in wood & stone, punctuated by classical décor. With an aura of old world charm that complements the spectacular panoramic views, each room is a special retreat. At Mahasu House, we have adopted eco-friendly measures not only in design, but in use of resources and locally available materials.

Mahasu House has seven Double Rooms, each with an ensuite bathroom and verandah’s which serve as an outdoor sitting area. The rooms are large and spacious with pine wood floors, hand knotted rugs and rich furnishings with large windows affording breathtaking views of the majestic Shaali Peak and the snow capped Western Himalayas. The Attic Room is a large double room with a quaint high slanting roof and ensuite bathroom. The Mahasu Suite has two spacious double bedrooms, ensuite bathroom with dressing area and a private verandah.
Guests can enjoy meals at the Sundeck or Gazebo or at the indoor dining area. The Sundeck overlooks the imposing Shaali Tibba and the expansive deck offer a 180-degree views across the pristine Himalayas. There is also an open dining area with an open-air fireplace. Menus are customised as per guests’ preference and are prepared using the finest, freshest ingredients.


Guest facilities include the Lounge where guests can relax and unwind with a drink, a book from the Library or play bridge or mahjong. The Club Room warmed by a fireplace, houses an indoor entertainment area with a billiards table, library, home theatre and bar. The Club Rooms opens out into the Apple Garden, a delightful place for sitting out, an afternoon lunch, relaxing in the sun or playing croquet. We also have a fully equipped Health Club with a Gym, Steam Room, Sauna and Jacuzzi.
Mahasu House offers an enticing range of activities to its guests. Be it in the forests, on the river, around Mahasu House or inside it, we make sure you make the most out of those moments.

In the forest

Nature Walks, Trekking, Mountain Biking, Bird-watching, Picnics in the Forest.
Whether it’s about experiencing the joy of discovery on a mountain bike, taking a leisurely stroll through the emerald alleys of Mashobra forests or trekking through mountain trails, Mashobra forests define nature and adventure at their best.

On the river
River Rafting Fishing.
Choose between the thrill of rafting through exasperated River Sutlej and leisure of fishing in serene waters.
At Mahasu House
The Club Room - Cards, Library, Movies, Billiards , Apple Garden - Croquet , Archery , Golf putting , Health Club - Gym, Steam Room, Sauna & Jacuzzi

Try your skills at croquet, billiards and archery or spend an evening playing cards. Treat yourself in the Health club with state-of-the-art gymnasium, steam room, Sauna and Jacuzzi.

Around Mahasu House

Visit to the Village, Temples (walking distance) , Golf Mountain Biking, Jungle Walks, Picnics
Located amidst lush environs, Mahasu House offers excellent facilities for you to enjoy it’s treasured vicinity.
Places of Interest

Mashobra has several relics of recent and ancient history.

The Retreat

Mashobra is notable for housing one of the only two Presidential Retreats in India. The President of India visits Mashobra at least once every year, and during this time his core office shifts to the retreat at Chharabra, in the vicinity of Mashobra. The building housing the retreat is a completely wooden structure originally constructed in 1850. In May 1948, before returning to London at the end of his mission as viceroy and then governor general of India, Lord Mountbatten and his wife Lady Edwina spent a few weeks in this retreat. The then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru paid them a visit, which is documented in the biographies of Lady Mountbatten.

Just three kilometers from Mashobra is Carignano, a beautiful picnic spot that was a villa of Chevalier Federico Peliti an Italian photographer in India from the times of Queen Victoria, who named it in
honor of his native town Carignano near Turin in Italy. The villa was transformed to a weekend resort in 1920 and is also referred to in one of the novels by Anita Desai.

The Mall
The Mall is Shimla's main promenade. Here, contemporary commercial enterprises rub shoulders with stately colonial edifices, churches and other landmarks of the town. At one end of The Mall is the city's colourful local market, called Lakkar Bazaar.

The Vice Regal Lodge

A few minutes from The Oberoi Cecil, is the Viceregal Lodge. Built in 1888 by the British Viceroy Lord Dufferin, the premises also house a museum, and beautifully laid out gardens. Through its grand history, it has also been the Rashtrapati Niwas (The President's residence). Today, it houses the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies.

Tattapani / Shiv Goofa
The hot sulphur springs is known for its therapeutic power. A two hours drive along the Sutlej river.

Sankat Mochan

A temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, commands an excellent view of the town.

Jakhoo Hill

This is Shimla's highest point, offers a panoramic view of the town and has a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman.


An inviting ski destination in Himachal Pradesh, Kufri has lured mountain lovers for decades. The slopes are not for professionals, but the short to advanced runs are tailor-made for the enthusiast. Yak rides for children are an added attraction.

The former capital of the Maharajah of Patiala, Chail is built on three hills and is about 45 kms. from Shimla. The cricket pitch here is the highest in the world. The old palace and the polo grounds are worth a visit. It is an attractive tourist spot and an ideal place for picnics.

Naldehra Golf Course

It is about twenty minutes’ drive from the hotel. Viceroy Lord Curzon was so enchanted by this spot that his daughter's middle name is Naldehra. He also created India's first nine-hole golf course at this site, and the perfect season is between April and October.

Situated on the Hindustan-Tibet Road, Narkanda offers a panoramic view of the inner Himalayas. Apples and cherries abound in the orchards nearby at Kotgarh. Eight kms from Narkanda is the Hattu Peak, at a height of 3300 mts, which has several ski slopes – a beginner’s run, a slalom slope and a sharper descent for the seasoned skier.


Hop on to the "toy train" at Shimla and alight at Taradevi station. A trek through magnificent cedars up to Taradevi temple takes about two hours. The environment is serene and the view magnificent.

Flora & Fauna

Being a part of Shimla Reserve Forest sanctuary, Mashobra is rich in flora & fauna. The natural Vegetation comprises pine, oak, cedar or Himalayan deodar and rhododendron, as well as maple and horse chestnut. The wildlife consists of monkeys, baboons, jackals, kakkar (barking deer) and the occasional leopard, as well as numerous bird species such as the Himalayan eagle, pheasants, chikor and partridges. Needless to say, Mashobra is heaven for adventure and leisure seekers.

Location & Access
Located at an altitude of 2,400 meters (8,000 feet), Mahasu House is a picturesque 45-minute drive over a 15 km distance through forested hills, from Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh in Mashobra.

By Air - Daily direct flights to Shimla from Delhi are available. The flying time is 45 minutes. Limousine pick-up from Shimla or Chandigarh airport can be arranged on request.

By Road - The drive from Delhi to Shimla takes approximately 8 hours and from Chandigarh to Shimla, approximately 3 hours. The drive from Shimla to Mahasu House takes approximately 45 minutes.

By Rail
- Fast trains run daily from Delhi to Chandigarh and Kalka. The travel time is approximately 4 hours. There are number of trains to Chandigarh and Kalka. Limousine pick-up can be arranged from Shimla or Chandigarh or Kalka railway stations on request.
Packages 2013 - 2014
valid upto 31st March 2014
Jounior Suite: Rs.9200/- + 17.42% = Rs.10802/-
Special rate for you: Rs.9900/-

Mahasu Suite: Rs.15000/- + 17.42% = Rs.17613/-
Specialrate for you: Rs.16050/-

Includes:- Room rent, Breakfast & Lunch/Dinner, Taxes*.

Valid up to March 2014
3 nights/4 days package
Wild Romance Rs.29,999/- + 17.42% = Rs.35224/- Per Couple
Special rate for you: Rs.32100/-

Includes : Welcome drink on arrival (non alcoholic), One bottle of wine and Fruit basket, Breakfast and dinner (3 each) at Mahasu House, Free use of Gym and recreational facilities, 20% discount on laundry and additional food bills, Visit to Seog Forest Reserve, Visit to Naldehra Golf Course.

A celebration of enduring love or the beginning of a new life together, you will find Mahasu House the ideal destination for both. Imagine togetherness in your private luxurious mountain abode; walks in the quiet forest reserve with the sunlight filtering through the trees and romantic evenings by the log fire.

Day 1 – Arrival and welcome – chilled champagne and cheese at your private suite followed by a candle lit dinner. We will also throw in a starry sky if weather permits!

Day 2 – Breakfast at the Gazebo – morning Jungle walk – Bird watching – Packed lunch at Seog Forest Reserve – Bonfire, cocktails and dinner back at Mahasu House.

Day 3 –
Departure after a sumptuous breakfast

2 nights/3 days package

Rs.21,000/- + 17.42% = Rs.24658/- Per couple
Special rate for you: Rs.22500/- Per couple

Includes : Welcome drink on arrival (non alcoholic), One bottle of wine and Fruit basket, Breakfast and dinner (2 each) at Mahasu House, Free use of Gym and recreational facilities, 20% discount on laundry and additional food bills, Visit to Seog Forest Reserve, The Mahasu Package, Paint your holiday with the summer colours of the Mashobra palette where golden sunrays light up acres of pristine forests; the amber twilight washes over wooden homes and the reds and violets of the flowers leave you breathless. Lose yourself in the magical embrace of nature and listen to the stories blowing in the wind.

Day 1 – Arrival and welcome – A bottle of wine and cheese at your private suite followed by a candle lit dinner. We will also throw in a starry sky if weather permits!

Day 2– Morning Jungle walk to Dak Bangla – Breakfast at the Gazebo – Packed lunch at Seog
Forest Reserve – log fire & dinner back at Mahasu House.

Day 3
– Breakfast at the Gazebo – Golf at the 100 years old Naldehra Golf Course and picnic lunch –Tea and light snacks back at Mahasu House - dinner at Mahasu House.

Day 4 – Departure after a sumptuous breakfast

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