North Moon – Shimla Homestay
- Type : Mountain Bunglow
- Himachal Pradesh / hotels in shimla
Contact :Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: (+91) 01783-239386
North Moon is a Home Stay in Shimla and unlike hotels in Shimla, is a charming retreat. Located in Fagu, Talai which is at 7550 ft. the valleys surrounding it are a delight in every season. It is charming in summers, fascinating in autumn and godly in winters. The temperature can drop below freezing point!
When the snow casts its mantle and remains till the beginning of spring in April, in the distance, the snow peaks of the Himalayas glitter. Nearby, the river Giri flashes its way down through the green valleys and the lights of mountain top villages sparkles on it throughout the night. Naturally blessed with breath taking view of Churdhar and snow clad Himalayan ranges, this Shimla Home Stay has the best of luxuries and facilities required for a peaceful and comfortable stay at a lesser price than the resorts and hotels in Shimla.
This Shimla homestay has 4 rooms with attached bathrooms and the tariff ranges from Rs.2000 to Rs.3500 for one bedroom per night with 30% off-season discount. Extra bed costs Rs.700.
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Rooms 4 rooms
This Shimla homestay has well-furnished cottages and the rooms are airy with wooden interior which make guests visit a life time experience. In each room, bath and toilets are attached. Wall to wall carpeting has been done. They have 24 hours hot and cold water services.
Food Indian and Local cuisine
Homemade vegetarian food with 70% organic material is used. Tea, coffee, fresh milk, juices are always available. Room service will be provided. Special feature of the food service is that they provide himachali dishes like Siddu, patanda, sepu baddi etc.
Hosts Suresh Sharma
Suresh is well versed with local tradition and customs and has a good knowledge of Pahari History. He personally looks after the homestay.
Suggested Activity #1 Viceregal Lodge
The official summer residence of the British viceroys was completed in 1888 and the Indian subcontinent was ruled from here for half of every year from then till WWII. Henry Irwin’s grey-sandstone creation resembles a cross between Harry Potter’s Hogwarts and a Scottish baronial castle. Today it houses the Indian Institute of Advanced Study: you can take a half-hour tour of a few rooms with interesting photo exhibits, but the old ballroom and dining hall are now a library and closed to visitors.
Suggested Activity #2 Walking, Hiking & Trekking
Apart from the ‘Heritage Walk’ from Scandal Point to the Viceregal Lodge and walks to and around Jakhu Temple, there are several routes around Shimla’s periphery using minor roads and some forest paths. The Scandal Point tourist office is helpful on routes and the current condition of tracks. A down-and-up circuit of around 9km leads down through the suburb/village of Kaithu to the green meadow of Annandale, once the site of colonial polo games and now home to a golf course and the Himachal chief minister’s helipad. It then goes up a road through lovely cedar woods and down trails to The Glen , a forested valley that was once a playground of British colonialists, then back up to the Mall, about 2km west of Scandal Point. The road northwest from the Viceregal Lodge gate leads 2km to Summer Hill village (on the Shimla–Kalka railway and site of Himachal Pradesh University). The road southwest from the lodge gate leads in about 2km, via Boileauganj village, to the interesting Kamna Devi Temple at Prospect Hill, with good views.
Suggested Activity #3 Jakhu Temple
It is situated on Jakhoo Hill, 2.5 kms east from the Ridge, Shimla, at a height of 2,455 m (8,000 feet) above sea level. Shimla’s highest peak offers a panoramic view of the Shivalik Ranges and the town of Sanjauli. An ancient “Lord Hanuman” temple is there and every year a big festival is held on Dushera. You can go to the temple by foot (a steep climb) from Ridge (path behind the church) or can hire a pony/horse. Taxis are available too.
Suggested Activity #4 Christ Church
Second oldest church in North India, Christ church in Shimla is one of the most visited and prime attraction in Shimla city. The church has witnessed a number of changes through the years. With Neo-Gothic style, the exquisitely designed windows of the church are its key feature. The church has five glass windows which allure people from different communities to visit here and have a glimpse of their beauty. Every window of the Christ church is known to present different virtues of Christianity including faith, hope, charity, fortitude, patience and humility. Moreover, you can see some beautiful wall paintings in Christ church and the paintings that portray scenes from Jesus Christ’s life. A visit to Christ church in Shimla would surely offer you great peace and power.