Violet Hill, in Mashobra, is far from the touristy rush in Shimla. Yes, it takes a while to get there but it's completely worth it. The property is nestled amongst Oak and Deodar trees and has a stunning garden of its own. With no wifi, a fireplace, and fresh food made using local vegetables, it's hard to come back to the city after spending a few nights here.
The villa has three bedrooms and sprawling verandahs where you can sip on your morning chai. Apart from that, you can go for a walk amongst the rose bushes and violets or go pick apples or pears from their fruit trees. The rooms have been done up beautifully, with wooden flooring and bright rugs; It's cosy and warm in every sense.
Perfect for a group of six or eight people, Violet Hill is really a dream to stay in and tariffs start at INR 21,000 per night.