Oakwood Hamlet
(A Jungle Retreat)
Shoghi, Himachal Pradesh.

Oakwood Hamlet Shoghi at the height of 5900 feet surrounded by 200 acres of farms village and forest
The oakwood hamlet has been built on ancestral land and by the fields that have been ploughed by the family for generations. There is deep understanding and appreciation for nature has given the area. (This is what you are invited to share)
Open Grasslands, narrow twisting paths, age old thing villages, a view of deep valley and wood's of Oak, Cedar and Pine are the setting of the Oakwood Hamlet.
A peace full eco-cottages take you to a forest drive, 3 km. on a side road from national Highway 22. This is a place where the Flore of the warn valley met that of the mountains and where the trees of Himalayan cedar (deodar) scented pine and rhododendron merge with those of luxuriant oak.
There are walk trails by the dozen, quiet drives and several hikes. Around are several tiny villages and their picture-perfect architecture. Interestingly, while the road to the Oakwood Hamlet arrived only a couple of years back – and still has all the charm of a forest drive.

The setting : Just off the highway to Shimla, along the line where the low rolling Shiwalik Hills give way to the Mid-Himalaya, is a small hamlet surrounded by oak woods. This is where the forests hold brightly coloured pheasants and other wildlife. This is where the Oakwood Hamlet is. The Oakwood Hamlet lies halfway down one of the most beautiful slopes of the Shimla Hills.

Open grasslands, narrow twisting paths, age-old tiny villages, a view of a deep valley and woods of oak, cedar and pine are the setting of the Oakwood Hamlet.

The Oakwood Hamlet: The Oakwood Hamlet has been built on ancestral lands and by fields that have been ploughed by the family for generastions. There is a deep understanding and appreciation for what nature has given the area. This is what you are invited to share.

Nature’s finest: of the oak trees and the Himalaya, it is sometimes said that this will be the last tree that will stand when the mountains reach the final stage of their evolution – for this is the tree that puts back more into soil than what it takes out of it.

This is also the tree that grows by the Oakwood Hamlet – and has given its name to the place. By its side, grow cedars, pines and rhododendrons. The undergrowth shelters pheasants and other
birds – while larger animals namel, Red Jungle Fowl, Kalij, Indian Peofowl, Majestic Barking Deer, Sambar & Gorals also lay claim to the woods.

There are walk trails by the dozen, quiet drives and several hikes. Around are several tiny villages and their picture-perfect architecture. Interestingly, while the road to the Oakwood Hamlet arrived only a couple of years back – and still has all the charm of a forest drive.


A roof under the sky: Built simply but elegantly, The cottages of the Oakwood Hamlet are placed to optimize the experience of nature, Nature materials have been used, while the facilities are modern. The Oakwood Hamlet has independent cottages that are supported by a restaurant offering Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine. Many of the ingredients are purchased locally and even grown on the fields- nedless to add, almost everythings is organic.

Accommodation in well appointed Luxury tents / Bamboo Tents /Mud Cottage, Evening bonfires and sun downers, house games i.e. badminton, volleyball, cricket etc. adventure activities i.e. Burma bridge, valley crossing, flying fox etc. Guided nature and village walks, rappelling, rock climbing session, beverages, Forest barbeques, liquor, tips.

The summer capital during the British Raj, today it is one of India's most popular Hill Resorts. Shimla is a lovely, sprawling town, set among spectacular, cool hills, with plenty of crumbling colonial charm. It has very good facilities, although accommodation, particularly in the high season.-
Mashobra, Naldehra, Tattapani, Mahunag Temple, Nagdevi Temple Kufri, Fagu, Matiana,Narkanda, Chail, The famous Jakhu Temple, Institute of Advance Study, Prospect Hill, Sankat Mochan Tample and the Scandal point on “The Mall”.

Climate & Clothing :-
All the seasons of nature visit Shimla during the year. The isotherms of Shimla happen to match with that of London throughout the year and is the reason for Britisher's choice of Shimla as its summer capital.
April-June: -Fair Weather-Light Woolens.
July-august: -Rainy Season-Light Woolens.
September:-Fair –Light Woolens.
October-November:-Cold- heavy woolens.
December– March:-It Snows and is very Cold Heavy Woolens.

Getting There

By Road :
Oakwood is located 320 Kms from Delhi via Panipat, Ambala, Chandigarh, Kalka, Solan, and Kaithlighat enroute to shimla. As you cross Kaithlighat Railways station on the Shimla Highway, take a road going down hill just after the Mahalaxmi Furniture showroom (on the right hand side of the road). 3 kms downhill from the highway

By train:
Nearest Station (Bread Gauge) is Kalka and on the narrow gauge (Kalka –Shimla railway line) is Shogi / Kaithali Ghat


The Kalka-Shimla Railway built to connect, the summer capital of India in 1903 at an altitude of 2076 meters offers a panoramic feast to experience the grandeur of the picturesque Himalayas from the shivalik foot hills at Kalka to several important points such as Dharampur, Solan, Kandaghat, Taradevi, Barog, Salogra, Summerhill, Shimla

The 96.54 kilometer line, built on a 2 feet six inches gauge, was opened for traffic November 9, 1903.
Spectacular scenery along the whole route, and the marvels of it's construction, keeps the traveler on this line spell bound. On leaving Kalka, 656 meters above sea level, the railway enters the foothills and immediately commences it's climb.Kalka-Shimla-Railway runs through 103 tunnels.

By Air :
Nearest Airports are at Chandigarh and Shimla. Chandigarh is well connected with all major cities in India. While Shimla Airport is connected Delhi, Chandigarh and Kullu.

Packages 2015

Valid From 01st Apr to 15th Jul, 2015.

02 Nights Package

Bamboo Hut: Rs.13000/- per couple + 17.42% Tax = Rs.15,265/- per couple.
Mud Cottage: Rs.15000/- per couple + 17.42% Tax = Rs.17,613/- per couple.

Includes: Welcome drink on arrival. Accommodation in well appointed Mud Cottage/ Bamboo Huts. Daily buffet breakfast and dinner. Morning and evening tea. Complimentary use of in- house games i.e. badminton, volley ball,cricket etc. .

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