Aamod at Shoghi (Shimla)
Aamod at Shoghi is an Ecotourism resort set in pristine virgin forest, on a land provided by Himachal Pradesh Forest Department under its new Ecotourism policy. As you walk towards your cottage, you’ll notice a certain design philosophy. Anything man-made at Aamod perfectly blends in with nature. The cottages are all pre-fabricated structures in-line with the strict norms of Ecotourism so as to retain the original character and ruggedness of the forest cover.
20 cosy cottages, both single and double with enough privacy splashed across the hillside. While travelling in groups, you can also stay in cottage clusters. Cottages are scattered across the hill-side, the sanctity of the forest resort preserved, a hill-top spa that offers a mesmerizing relaxing experience and food that whets your appetite for an unwinding vacation. Not too far from Shimla and yet pristine in itself, we offer comfort and an adrenaline rush straight from our heart.
Tucked away on NH 22, is thirteen kilometres short of Shimla. A combination of 11 Deluxe mud-finished cottages, 6 Super-deluxe pine cottages, 2 family cottages and a family-suite, Aamod at Shoghi is a piece of heaven on earth!
AT THE RESORT
Adventure courses, nature walks, orienteering, mountaineering, biking, camping and your very own Sublime Spa, an out of the world experience. Aamod which means 'joy' in Sanskrit lives up to its name. The resort is primarily spread across mountain slope and mountain tops. Accommodation is in cute little cottages, both single and double with enough privacy around. While traveling in groups, you also have the option of staying in cottage clusters.
To enhance the old world feeling, the resort has a multi-cuisine restaurant and bar called "The Colonial" where you can indulge in Indian and local Himachali delights. In a short span of time "The Colonial" has gained its reputation and found place in "Eating Out in India, 101 Favourite Restaurants" – A Times of India Publication. The Colonial today has become one of the best restaurants in Shimla.
AROUND THE RESORT
The Mall: The Mall, like most hill stations in North India, is the main shopping centre of Shimla. It is the best market for the handicrafts of Himachal Pradesh. Woollen and pashmina shawls, decorative items, handmade shoes, dolls, woollen caps, carved wooden sticks, toys and other items made from wood are on sale in the Lakkar Bazar.
Jakhu Hill: At a height of 8000 ft, Jakhu Hill is the highest peak and offers a beautiful view of the town and of the snow-covered Himalayas. At the top of the Hill, is an old temple, which is also the home of countless playful monkeys waiting to be fed by all visitors. It is built in the Nagari style with a tiled roof. The temple at the centre of a group of sculpted stones shrines overlooks the river and offers good views. Inside the temple, Lord Shiva has been depicted as the lord of the three worlds; at the Panchvakhra, he has five faces, expressing his five aspects.
Himachal State Museum: The Museum, which was opened in 1974, has tried to project hill-out and the cultural wealth of the state. Art objects in the Museum collection are mostly related to art, archaeology and cultural anthropology of Himachal and other states of India. At present, Museum has about 9000 objects in its collection.
Kalyani Helipad: Situated near chharabra is located on a hill top surrounded by towering deodar trees & lush green forest offering a spectacular panoramic view of vast valleys on three sides.
Mashobra: Mashobra has several excellent picnic spots & offers ideal walks amidst oak and pine trees. It is also the site of the annual Sipi fair in June.
Tara Devi: Tara Devi has a temple dedicated to the goddess of stars on top of the hill. There is a military Dairy Town here as well as the headquarters of Bharat Scouts and Guides. At a height of 6,070 ft. Tara Devi is an ideal place for a person wanting peace and some rest.
Craignano: This is another beautiful spot a little ahead of Mashobra. It's a municipal corporation rest house with green lawns full of flowers and a nice picnic spot.
Naldehra: Under a skyline etched with conifers, Naldehra offers a well groomed nine-hole Golf course; designed by Lord Curzon undulating hills and giant deodars, make it a unique spot for picnics.
Tattapani: Situated on the bank of river Sutlej is well known for its hot springs. River rafting commencing from Chaba terminates here.
Kufri: 16 kms ahead of Shimla at a height of 8,600 feet, Kufri is the winter sports capital. The skiing season is at its best during January and February. Apart from skiing, Kufri is a lovely picnic spot with a beautiful view of the hills around and the snowy peaks. There is also a zoo that delights children.
Fagu: Fagu (near Kufri) is a vantage point on national highway with a panoramic view of ranges and valleys. It serves as a good base for exploring the nearby countryside which is flooded with orchards and forests.
Jatoli Shiv Temple: This is a very old temple and every year an annual fair is organised here on the occasion of Mahashivratri, which makes it a must see place, just 6-kms away from Solan.
Bon Monastery (Yung Drung Ling): 12-kms from Solan, this monastery is the second oldest monastery in the world after the one present in Tibet.
Chail: It combines the charm and beauty of a remote and peaceful mountain resort with the splendor and elegance of a princely reserve. Chail was the summer capital of the Maharaja of Patiala before Independence. The verdant forests around Chail are alive with many species of birds and deer.
Barog: A verdant place of considerable scenic charm and beauty affording extensive views of high mountains stretching range after range and valleys swooping down the Haryana and Punjab plains.
Kasauli: It is charming and quiet; an ideal place for those in search of peace and relaxation. Kasauli is known for dainty English cottages set in flower laden gardens.
Jabli: It provides joy ride on a tram (rope way trolley) from Jabli to Nandoh near /kasauli covering a distance of more than 1200 metre through pine forests & picturesque surroundings is exciting & refreshing.
HOW TO REACH
Address : Village Shahlaghat, P.O. Kaithlighat, Teh. Kandaghat, Near Shoghi, (Shimla) 173215, Himachal Pradesh, India
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