Itineraries

2Nights and One Day

  • Arrive the previous Day in time for Afternoon tea at Chapslee. Take an hour or two to relax into the beautiful Surroundings and wander around the house at leisure. If you feel up to it take a short walk to explore the MallRoad of Shimla to be back in time for Dinner.

  • Meet with your host MrsPronoti Singh for a glimpse into the Chapslee experience, the history of the house and family as well as many interesting anecdotes.

DAY ONE:

Morning

  • Option 1: Half day heritage walk /drive with local Guide. OR with Local Historian MrRaajaBhasin

  • Option 2: Drive-Army Museum at Annandale, Viceregal Lodge, Jakhoo Temple

( for details see the section on heritage Shimla)

Afternoon

  • Options 1: One of the many other walks to explore Shimla such as the Upper Jakhoo Round, the Cchota Shimla walk or simply walking The Mall Road and Lower Bazaar.

(for Details see section on Walks in Shimla and more)

  • Option 2. Do the Northwood walk or simply drivedown to Northwood and have afternoon tea at another lovely English Cottage owned by the family and get a sense of its history.

3 Nights and 2 Days Itinerary

  • Arrive the previous Day in time for Afternoon tea at Chapslee. Take an hour or two to relax into the beautiful Surroundings and wander around the house at leisure. If you feel up to it take a short walk to explore the Mall Road of Shimla to be back in time for Dinner.

  • Meet with your host family Mrs. Pronoti Singh for a glimpse into the Chapslee experience, the history of the house and family as well as many interesting anecdotes.

DAY ONE:

  • Spend the day exploring Shimla. Select any or a combination of the Options listed under the 2Nights/One Day Itinerary.

DAY TWO:

  • Mashobra – A Curated Experience

We at Chapslee are happy to curate a special day sojourn to Mashobra which includes a drive past the pretty spots, a guided walk through the pine forests followed by lunch at an exclusive location.

After breakfast at Chapslee, drive for 35 minutes to reach the entrance to Mashobra village. Drive through the quaint MashobraBazaar and pick up some fresh strawberries ( if in season) then continue on the single road with fabulous views of mountains and snows and past all the Faridkot properties till you come to the Mashobra pond. This is quaint spot with a small meadow. There is a lovely Kali Temple built in the Pahadi style with some impressive wood carvings. Drive on to the nature park at Craignano, another pretty spot. From there begins your walk into the pine forests with a local guide. Watch out for deer and a plethora of interesting birds. Your destination is an exclusive spot where you can rest your legs and enjoy a packed lunch while admiring the fabulous views of the valley beyond and the majestic ShaliTibba. In the afternoon if you feel up to it, you can walk down to see a typical Himachali village and meet with the locals. Then in the late afternoon, make your way back to the car and drive back to Chapslee.

  • Any of the options listed in the section on Day Trips such as the visit to Dhami, or to the Seog Forest etc.

4 Nights and 3 Days Itinerary

  • Arrive the previous Day in time for Afternoon tea at Chapslee. Take an hour or two to relax into the beautifulSurroundings and wander around the house at leisure. If you feel up to it take a short walk to explore the Mall Road of Shimla to be back in time for Dinner.

  • Meet with your host family MrsPronoti Singh for a glimpse into the Chapslee experience, the history of the house and family as well as many interesting anecdotes.

DAY ONE:

  • Spend the day exploring Shimla. Select any or a combination of the Options listed under the 2Nights/One Day Itinerary.

DAY TWO:

  • ‘Mashobra – A Curated Experience’ OR Any other Day Trip.

DAY THREE:

  • Day Trip to NARKANDA, 65 KM FROM SHIMLA.

Narkanda is located at elevation of 2708 metres (8599 feet). The famous Hatu peak is 8 km from Narkanda. Kotgarh is 15 km from Narkanda and known for apple orchards. From Narkanda you can enjoy fabulous views of the KinnerKailash Range of the Greater Himlayas.

  • Day Trip to Chail.

Chail is 44 kilometres from Shimla It is known for its salubrious beauty and virgin forests. The Chail Palace is well known for its architecture: the palace was built as summer retreat by the Maharaja of Patiala during the British Raj, Chail has the distinction of having the world’s highest cricket ground.

  • Day Trek to ShaliTibba(Peak)

The ShaliTibba is a peak that is right behind the Mashobra ridge. ShaliTibba, at an altitude of 9,423 feet, is surrounded by Shimla, Mashobra, Kufri, Fagu and Narkanda. This stand-alone peak provides a magnificent vantage point for a panoramic 360 degree view of Himachal Pradesh.The road leading to the base camp, Khatnol Village, winds through a quiet and beautiful valley of blue pine and cedar forest. Away from the hustle of Shimla, the trek to Shali Top is beautiful, short and easy and can be completed in a single day.



Chapslee has found pride of place in many a Coffee-Table book and magazine on travel, architecture, interiors and cuisine. Maharajas Palaces, Indian Style, Hill Stations of the Raj, Heritage Hotels of India, Palace Hotels of The Raj, Hill Stations of India, Beautiful Homes, Simla, The Summer Capital of British India are some of the books that feature Chapslee, whereas Vogue, Harper and Queens, Tatler, Inside Outside, Design and Architecture are a few of the magazines that come to mind. Chapslee has also been featured in televisions series of the BBC such as Stones of the Raj, The Kalka Shimla Railway (2009), Rudyard Kippling (2015), and is extensively covered by Anthony Bourdain in the CNN feature titled “Parts Unknown Punjab, India” in 2014. The Brides magazine, a sister magazine of the famous ‘Vogue’, has chosen Chapslee as a wedding destination in India !

Chapslee also finds mention in the following travelogues
“The Ochre Border” by Justine Hardy………..her travels in the Tibet Himalayas.
“Over the High Passes” by Christina Noble…… a year in the Himalaya with migratory Gaddi shepherds.
“In Grandmother’s footsteps” by Imogen Lycett Green………tracing Lady Penelope Betjeman’s last journey in the Kullu valley, where she was cremated as per her wishes.