Shoghi , 13 Kms before Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Aamod Resort, Shoghi,
Himachal Pradesh, India
Shoghi is a tiny piece of paradise tucked away on NH 22, thirteen kilometers short of Shimla. As the car stops, you’ll find yourself on a gentle hill slope, under a thick cover of oak and pine trees. Welcome to Aamod at Shoghi.
As you walk towards your cottage, you’ll notice a certain design philosophy. Anything man-made at Aamod perfectly blends in with nature. In fact, not a single tree was chopped when the property was built. And that’s incredible. So, when see a cottage, you know it’s on a natural clearing.
In your private spacious sit-out, sink into a comfortable chair. Look around and sip your welcome drink. The silence is blissful. You can hear the crisp mountain air criss-crossing its way through the trees carrying an occasional chirping of a bird at a distance. Is this nirvana, you may ask?
At Aamod, excel at the art of doing nothing. On the other hand, if you seek an outdoor life, there’s enough to fill in the hours.
To start with, there are nature walks, treasure trails, rock climbing and rappelling. Just to add a hint of fun, you also have the option to go for night treks, with a guide of course. Also, there are adventure zones where you can try your hand at Burma Bridge, monkey crawl and a host of other high-adrenaline activities.
For kids, there are separate recreation areas with attendants so that you have a guilt-free time-out at the spa.
Expect the best of international and Indian cuisine at Aamod. From Spaghetti Bolognaise to Subz Biriyani, pamper the taste buds even in the remote mountains. You could sample an authentic local dish to take in those honest doses of local culture.
Each property has a separate dining room though you could set up a table wherever you like for that perfect candle-light dinner.
The resorts are primarily spread across mountain slopes or mountain tops. Accommodation is in cute little cottages, both single and double with enough privacy around. While travelling in groups, you have the option of staying in cottage clusters
Each cottage has a spacious sit-out area where you enjoy a very private moment with nature. Once inside, sink into a comfortable bed or choose to relax at a cozy sitting area. There are little things that’ll delight you. Like dry fruit pouches, cookies, chocolates and of course mineral water.
Deluxe Cottages & Log Huts : Mud finished pre-fabricated cottages and pinewood huts (deluxe double) with thatched roof and large private sit-outs set amidst dense forests of oak and pine. Approx 300-312 sq ft i/c private sit-out space, equipped with a king size double bed, TV, mini bar and ensuite facilities
Family Suites : Mud finish pre-fabricated family suites with thatched roof & large private sit-outs set amidst dense forests of oak and pine, with two rooms & each with ensuite facilities. Approx 500 sq ft i/c private sit-out space, where one bedroom has a king size double bed, other has two twin beds, each room has a TV, mini bar & separate ensuite facilities
Holidaying is about unwinding. And what better way to unwind than to succumb to an invigorating hour at the spa. From Ayurvedic to Aromatherapy, from mud wraps to seaweed scrub, the massages available at Aamod transform you instantly to a world called bliss. So leave behind your stress, relax your mind and give in. Nobody deserves a treat like you do
HOW TO REACH SHOGHI ?
The Jubbarhatti Airport at Shimla is 33 kilometres from Shoghi. Regular flights are available from Delhi depending on weather conditions.
The nearest broad gauge station is at Kalka. From Kalka, climb up to Shoghi in one and a half hours. Alternatively, take the world heritage toy train from Kalka and get down at Shoghi. Aamod is a 5 minute drive from Shoghi.
From Delhi take NH1 to Ambala via Panipat, Karnal and Kurukshetra. From Ambala take the road to Chandigarh upto Zirakpur after which, get on to NH 22 towards Kalka. Shoghi is around 75 kms from Kalka or a two hour drive. Regular buses ply throughout the year. Shoghi is well connected with Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab.
Expect pleasant summers and cold winters at Shoghi. In peak winters, the place experiences mild snowfall. Rains hit Shoghi during monsoons and winters. If you are travelling between November and March, carry heavy woollens.
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