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Minimum Time required: 3 DaysActivities: Mashobra – Thaila-Craignano
For those who enjoy history and love nature, Woodville Palace offers the best of both worlds.Once you have checked in at the hotel , after unwinding you can enjoy tea at the garden restraunt ensconced between bamboo groves , or you can either walk along the photo galleries of the palace that tell many a tale or take a walk in the private forest at the palace and invigorate yourselves in pine scented splendor
Another option is to relax with a good book in the hammocks or retire into your colonial cocoon.In the evenings a drink at the Hollywood bar is ideal which has original signed photos of the 1930's Hollywood stars..Before you know it, it's time for dinner and you can get an early night's rest for the day's treks.
Depart Shimla at 9 A.M. in an Innova post breakfast. Mashobra is noted for its apple orchards and thick woods of oak and cedar.
MASHOBRA – THAILA... 8 kms. Steep descent through dense forests and picturesque glades till Thaila located on the banks of the Nauti River at the bottom of the valley. We enjoy a picnic hamper lunch in one of the scenic meadows and then drive back to the hotel
You can have lunch at one of the hotels in Mashobra. It will be dusk by the time you are back so you can ideally relax at the palace.
After the previous day's hike some may want to rest. The day can be spent relaxing and for lunch we can pack a picnic lunch and instead of the trekking route we can drive you to one of the more secluded spots close by. Craignano with its lush green rolling hills and meadows is ideal. This is a leisurely one hour walk from Craignano to the Fruit Research Station. Craignano was initially a beautiful Italian villa built by Chevalier Peliti, a baker to the Viceroys who had named the villa on his own estate in Italy. One ends the walk with a look around the Fruit Research Centre - pioneering apple research in the state and also the site where the first apple tree in the country was planted in 1887 by Mr. Coutts, an ardent gardener and a tailor to the Viceroys. The grounds of the Research Centre also hold a fine botanical garden that boasts of some extremely rare trees, including the Maidenhair, the Chinese Fir, the English Oak and the Japanese Spruce. One can even quench ones thirst with some fresh apple juice that is manufactured by the research centre itself.
The drive is just half an hour away and on the way one can procure local juices, jams and pickles as well.You drive back to the hotel ,have dinner and roll into an easy slumber.The next day you carry back a treasure trove of memories back into your world.
› Welcome Drink upon arrival with the signature Woodville Welcome Ritual
› Buffet Breakfast & Dinner
› English speaking professional guide
› Exclusive vehicle for pickup and drop.
› Mineral water bottles with choclates, cookies, canned juice and seasonal fruits.