“The difference between living and existing is how much wonder you find in the beauty around you.”
Shivani and I decided that we had had enough of our mundane lives, and needed a change, a relaxed change at that! On an impromptu phone call, we settled on the place, booked the tickets and headed out to Mashobra for the long weekend ahead.
We flew down to Chandigarh from our respective places, stayed a night there, but more on that later, and drove down to Shimla the next afternoon. Thanks to the landslides, and the heavy traffic, it took us a little longer than usual to reach our destination, but we made it by late evening, and then began our beautiful, much awaited little vacay!
Wildflower Hall is an Oberoi property, and much true to its brand name, it is a harmonious blend of tradition and contemporary sophistication. Its idyllic setting and its distinctive old world charm makes you forget all your worldly problems and just sink into the world of leisure, soak yourself in the tranquility of your surroundings, and enjoy little things as simple as breathing, or the sound of birds chirping, or that of the winds gushing by!
The property looks like a British palace nestled amidst the Himalayan hills. It proudly boasts of 360 degrees view of the Himalayas. As you enter, you are greeted by the traditionally clad staff, the sweetest and best in the industry, with their beaming smiles, bright eyes and polite demeanor.
The interiors are in sync with all other Oberoi properties and exude class in all ways. The wooden interiors, warm lighting and flowers all around make you feel warm and at home.
We checked in to our room *sigh* and sipped on to some yummy tea and sweets offered to us, before we got on with our tour of the property.
The property had everything you’d look for, a gorgeous bar, a pool room, gorgeous restaurants, gym and the best part, an infinity jacuzzi! You heard it, not an infinity pool, an infinity jacuzzi.
The hospitality of Oberoi is way beyond anything we ever expected, and hence, we could happily live in that hotel for a month and not get bored!
Also, how can one ever get bored if the menu has mouth watering delicacies to offer 😉
We had come to just stay in the resort and enjoy the services the resort provided without having to bother about touring the city. Oberoi service, as we all know it, is unparalleled! We had a bomb of a time, eating the delish food they had to offer, swimming half the day and enjoying the spa, ooh, the spa!
And ooh, we even got to celebrate Independence Day there, with a small ceremony where a woman-born pre-independence-righteously hoisted the flag! It was beautiful, least to say!
Can’t wait to explore more such beautiful places.
Have already prepared our bucket list 😀
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Diksha & Shivani
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