AAMOD AT SHOGHI
YOU ALWAYS WANTED A RED-ROOFED COTTAGE IN THE HILLS. IT IS TIME YOU FOUND ONE. Shoghi is a tiny piece of paradise tucked away on NH 22, thirteen kilometers short of Shimla. As the car stops, you'll find yourself on a gentle hill slope, under a thick cover of oak and pine trees. Welcome to Aamod at Shoghi. As you walk towards your cottage, you'll notice a certain design philosophy. Anything man-made at Aamod perfectly blends in with nature. In fact, not a single tree was chopped when the property was built. And that's incredible. So, when you see a cottage, you know it's on a natural clearing. In your private spacious sit-out, sink into a comfortable chair. Look around and sip your welcome drink. The silence is blissful. You can hear the crisp mountain air criss-crossing its way through the trees carrying an occasional chirping of a bird at a distance. Is this nirvana, you may ask?
SHOGHI STAY Nestled on a gentle slope, the resort has little cottages, both single and double. If you are travelling in a group, opt for a cottage cluster for proximity. Each cottage has a sit-out area where you can relax with a book or a drink. A mix of prefab and pine structures, the cottages blend in with the environment beautifully. The interiors have a nice contemporary feel. With a comfortable bed and a cozy sitting area, it's luxury at 2000 metres above sea level. To make your stay all the more exciting, there's a DVD library where you get an excellent assortment of both Hollywood and Bollywood blockbusters. What's more, the resort has viewing decks, trails, recreation zones, adventure areas, a lounge with books and a host of indoor games to keep you busy. And since, the effort is to usher in a green philosophy around the resort, there are plenty of activities that are planned every day. From planting a sapling to informative sessions on local flora and fauna, everything is designed to make your stay an enriching experience.
SHOGHI EXPLORE What differentiates Aamod from other resorts is the plethora of activities around. To start with, there is an adventure zone inside the resort where you can try your hand at Burma Bridge, Flying Fox, Monkey Crawl and a host of other high-adrenaline activities. Also, ten minutes from the resort, there is a rock climbing and rappelling site which you may explore. The activities are supported by a robust team of adventure experts who have more than 15 years of experience. At Aamod, the best international practices are followed when it comes to standard safety norms. Just to add a hint of fun, there's an option for night treks, with a guide of course. Plus, there are numerous other short treks in and around Shoghi. Some of them are truly amazing. And now the best part. When you go for a trek, we make sure to provide you piping hot food served anywhere you like. Trust our more-than-eager F&B team to tickle your taste buds in the woods.
HOW TO REACH AIR: The Jubbarhatti Airport at Shimla is 33 kilometres from Shoghi. Regular flights are available from Delhi depending on weather conditions. RAIL: The nearest broad gauge station is at Kalka. From Kalka, climb up to Shoghi in two and a half hours. Alternatively, take the world heritage toy train from Kalka and get down at Shoghi. Aamod is a 5 minute drive from Shoghi.
SHOGHI FEAST Our restaurant, The Colonial, bears a Raj hangover, reminding you of the love the British had for 'Simla,' the summer capital. It has an excellent continental menu and an equally delightful Indian cuisine. And just in case you like to savour local delights, the chef will be more than happy to dish out a typical Himachali fare. What's more, every week, we have different themes coupled with special cuisine nights. The interesting part of Aamod at Shoghi is a new concept in dining. Since the resort is quite spread out, it gives you the opportunity to dine anywhere you wish. Which means it's as simple as 'you find a place, we set up a table.' Fascinating, isn't it?
ROAD: From Delhi take NH1 to Ambala via Panipat, Karnal and Kurukshetra. From Ambala take the road to Chandigarh upto Zirakpur after which, get on to NH 22 towards Kalka. Shoghi is around 75 kms from Kalka or a two and a half hours drive. Regular buses ply throughout the year. Shoghi is well connected with Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab.
CLIMATE Expect pleasant summers and cold winters at Shoghi. In peak winters, the place experiences mild snowfall. Rains hit Shoghi during monsoons and winters. If you are travelling between November and March, carry heavy woollens.
The Colonial also has an in-house bakery. If you are a 'cake and cookies' aficionado, there's enough to make you drool.
SHOGHI UNWIND The Spa at Aamod is called Sublime. It's a little heaven made out of nature - bamboo, stone and most importantly crisp, clean air. The treatment rooms are fully open from one side for breathtaking views. You almost mingle with nature as the trained therapists work on you with a menu of treatments available. To start with, there's a whole range of facial and body treatments and an equal number of specific goal achieving packages. Choose the one that tickles your fancy or simply talk to your therapist. The idea is to surrender yourself to the pleasures of the paradise.
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