What to know before you go:
- One of the oldest houses here, Chapslee retains the charms of Shimla in the olden days
- The Vice-regal Lodge, the State Museum, Jakhoo Temple, the Mall, and Maria Bros - the famous shop for books and antiquities, are all close-by and of great historical and cultural interest.
- Trout fishing in the Tirthan Valley and hot sulphur springs at Tattapani and picnics in the Seog Forest are a must-do
- There is no fixed menu for food here
About the property:
Evocative of a bygone era, Chapslee, formerly the summer residence of the late Hon'ble Raja Charanjit Singh of Kapurthala, is now a small, exclusive Hotel. The Hon'ble Raja Charanjit Singh of Kapurthala was a member of the erstwhile Council of States and had the distinction and privilege of being an invitee to the coronations of both King George V and King Edward VIII. He was a host and gourmet extraordinaire and his table was considered to be one of the finest in northern India. Built in 1835, Chapslee was acquired by Lord Auckland, then Governor General of the East India Company. The declaration of the first war against Afghanistan known as 'The Afghan Manifesto', was signed at Chapslee on the first of October, 1838. Sir Edward Buck writes in his famous book, Simla Past and Present, "In the opinion of many good judges, Chapslee is surpassed by no other Simla residence in arrangement and general advantages."
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It has a king sized bed with all modern amenities.
Upto 2 Adults Breakfast & Dinner Included
From 1200 hours
Until 1200 hours