Himachal’s one of the best tourist paradises Mashobra in Shimla is located at a height of 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) above sea level and is linked with the state capital Shimla through the historic Hindustan-Tibet Road built in 1850 by Lord Dalhousie. Getting to Kufri is a picturesque 45-minute drive through forested hills from Shimla. Mashobra is significant as it houses one of the only two Presidential retreats in India. President of India visits Mashobra at least once every year, and during this time his core office is shifted to “The Retreat” at Mashobra. The building, housing The Retreat, features a pure wooden structure originally constructed in 1850. Apart from these you will be enthralled with the amazing scenic and serenity of the place.
Mashobra is a part of Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary and catchments area. The natural vegetation of this arena comprises pine, oak, cedar or Himalayan deodar, and rhododendron, as well as maple and horse chestnut. The wildlife consists of jackals, kakkar (barking deer), and the occasional leopard, as well as numerous bird species such as the Himalayan eagle, pheasants, chikor and partridges. You will have all the beautiful aspects of nature here in Mashobra.
Wildflower Hall is another worth watching place in Mashobra. This luxurious residence of Lord Kitchener now belongs to the Oberoi Group of Hotels. Windflower Hall is tucked on the hill mostly covered up with vegetation. This luxurious accommodation offers a stunning view of the mountain range, peaks draped in snow, cedar forest, and so on and so forth.
From the capital city of Himachal, Shimla, you can avail of a taxi or a hired car to cover the 45 minutes distance. Bus Service is available in regular intervals. The journey from Shimla to Mashobra is a superb one no doubt. The hillside forestation along with the cool charming weather is really set the tune of a paradise.