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Groombridge Estate

10-Bedroom Boutique Homestay In Lush Forest

Upmahal, Shimla
Stays > Homestay
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OffbeatA truly hidden and local experience
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Premium4 star trips with all modern amenities
Every traveller who walks into Groombridge is welcomed as much as at ones own home and they would like to extend their warmth, love and care into making your visit a memory to cherish. They aim to offer much beyond just bricks and plaster, of a room. It may be a tea tray with assorted tea and coffee sachets in your room or just a posy of hill flowers, or just some freshly baked cookies to bring a smile to your face. ​Apart from what the property embodies, the surrounding hills add that subtle ch show more

A photo walkthrough

Sojourn In Peace

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Groombridge Estate
She currently resides at the property and lends it her own personal charm.
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Lounge and Library
It is a place, you could relax in, read books from our library cupboard or play board games anytime.
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The Sun Deck
You could step out for a meal under the blue sky or order for your hot tea or coffee in the crisp evening air. Adjoining the Purple Peppers, allows you to eat virtually all your meals outdoors, weather permitting.
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Purple Peppers
Thus the menu was designed to serve the travellers with some home-cooked recipes, and some exotic ones, which they would serve as a homely buffet or on a-la-carte, depending on occupancy.
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Turquoise & Cyan
Inspired by “ This blue dot” by Barenaked Ladies, they decided to celebrate this colour and offer it to travellers as a snug little area, tucked up in the attics of the north side and south side.
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Splendid Rooms
They're well-appointed and tastefully done. The rooms are based on the character of the flower they are named after.
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Walking Excursions
This walk with virtually no gradient leads you to a viewpoint. An ideal spot to breathe in the fresh mountain air or watch the gorgeous sunset.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • An ideal stay to sit and chat with friends and family or unwind after a wholesome meal or just gaze out at the snowflakes passing your window on a wintery day.
  • Relax and pick a book while the forest greets you with its harmony.
  • A gentle breeze carrying whiffs of mountain flowers, or a floating cottony cloud in the azure sky.

Where is this?

  • Located in Shimla - it is 5 km from The Mall Road, 4.3 km from Victory Tunnel, 2.8 km from Circular Road and 7 km from Jakhu Temple.
  • Annandale - barely a 4 km drive down from the city, nestled in between Oaks and Deodars, stands this beautiful grassland on a spur.
  • Kufri - as your car climbs through a thick Deodar forest, Kufri lies snug between the Pines and meadows at a height of 8630 feet.
  • Tatta Pani - once under the Maharaja of Sunni, this riverside village is located approximately 51 kilometres from Shimla and is known for its hot water springs.

With whom?

  • It's a shared homestay experience.
  • You'll have one of the best rooms reserved for you with access to common areas of the homestay.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided to you.

Things to remember

  • Meals come at an additional charge.
  • They would be happy to arrange any of the following for you at a charge - sightseeing excursion for Shimla, taxi services, picnic basket for lunch, a barbecue setup etc.
  • ​Laundry services are also available on a charge.
  • They do not provide accomodation and meals for drivers.
  • The heater comes at an additional charge (INR 400 for the first 3 hours. Subsequent hours are at INR 50/ Hour).
  • The blower comes at an additional charge (INR 800 or the first 3 hours. Subsequent hours are at INR 80 / Hour).

Something unique

All the rooms are named after mountain flowers which grow on and around the property. They are categorized by their perception of the nature of the travellers.

Tips from insiders

  • Definitely try out their homemade butter chicken.
  • The explorative soul in you, who enjoys a bit of huff and puff, can take a walk up through the Bharari bazaar, to walk along a mountain trail which leads to an ancient temple on a hilltop, known as Padhai Mandir.
  • For our serious trekkers who would like to experience the Himachal way of life, they could go down the mountainside after Padhai, to a stream running between the mountains where there are dharaats (Water powered flour mills).