The capital of Himachal Shimla, has in store some beautiful places for day hikes.\\\'\''
WALKING TOUR OR HERITAGE WALK OF SHIMLA
Transfer from hotel to Chotta Shimla. Start your walk from here to the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies. On this walk past many other structures etc of British Era like the Shimla Club, Hotel The Oberoi Clarkes, Gaiety Theater, The Mall, The Ridge, Gorton Castle now office of The Accountant General, State Museum of Himachal and finally ending the walk at the magnificent Indian Institute of Advanced Studies or the Viceregal Lodge. From here you would be transferred back to hotel.
MASHOBRA – SEEPUR - KUFRI
Transfer from Shimla to Mashobra (14 kms road). Start the walk from Mashobra to Seepur. This is a pine forest walk with descend to the village of Seepur. Walk further to Kanda village and ending it at Dak Bungalow which was built by the British in the Raj era. Here you have a choice of getting picked up by your vehicle or you can continue the walk upto Kufri visiting the Indira Tourist Park where one gets to see the natural flora and fauna of the place. Later transfer back to the hotel.
WALK TO THE TARADEVI TEMPLE
Taradevi is a pretty hill on the outskirts of Shimla and an ideal place to go for a small hike. We drive from the hotel to the temple. This hill is situated in the front of Shimla city. On the top of hill there is a temple of Taradevi meaning Goddess of Stars. This is a good nature walk around Shimla starting from the top of the hill this walk gives you fine views of the city front face and in the backdrop of city you get the gorgeous views of the snow covered peaks of Himalayas towering around 4000 to 6000 meter. While walking down from the temple you walk on the jungle path surrounded by Oaks, Rhododendron & Pine trees. We would be transferred back to hotel from the base of hill of Taradevi.
THE FORESTS OF GLEN
A charming walk deep into the Glen Valley that lies hidden amidst the lush-green northern slopes of the ridge that The Cecil hotel is perched on. A short walk (or drive) down the road to Annandale brings one to the bifurcation on a spur that descends through dense Rhododendron and Pine forests to a beautiful mountain stream that gurgles through the richly forested gorges and ravines of Glen. Along the stream are some enchanting picnic spots that invite one to spend a few hours spotting the beautiful Himalayan bird-life that this valley abounds in and enjoy a hearty hamper in the woods. Walk back to the spur to continue the climb back to Cecil Hotel or pick the option of a drive back to the hotel.
HIMALAYAN FORESTS & STREAMS
The trek starts at Potters Hill. From here, we descend through resplendent Oak and Rhododendron groves to Chadwick Falls, a waterfall trundling over a cliff in the Summer Hill gorge. A level walk from the falls and a stride across a ridge at the village of Sanog starts the sharp descent to the tiny hamlet of Chamoh, an ancient village situated amidst picturesque terraced fields at the beginning of the Glen valley. Here we meet the Glen rivulet and trace it upstream through some enchanting forests and breathtakingly beautiful glades, the silence only being punctuated by the constant chattering of the stream or the calls of the plethora of bird-life found here. The enchanting beauty of Glen entices one to halt and savour a well-deserved picnic hamper accompanied by some delightful bird watching. After lunch and some rest starts the ascent back to the Hotel. A short up hill climb from this “little valley of paradise” connects to the Annandale road ascending to The Cecil where one can be picked-up by vehicle to be drivenback to the hotel.