Woodsmoke Resort and Spa is a boutique property 100 kms from Chandigarh and 13 km short of Shimla.
Situated atop a forested ridge at 6200 ft, it is a place where butterflies dance up from the valley, rhododendrons line the winding trails and the air is fragrant with heather and pine. It is a place where there is birdsong and breeze. It is a place where you bookend your day with a misty morning and a blazing sunset unless a thunderstorm comes growling by. It is a place where you live and love, have fun and adventure or just catch up with yourself!
In addition to 19 well-appointed rooms – an interesting mix of stone walls, raftered ceilings and wooden floors – the Resort also has a spa, conference and banquet hall, business centre, games room, children’s activity cum play area, reading lounge, restaurant and bar, making it an all-season business and holiday destination for family, friends and colleagues.
The Resort is 20 km from the airport and 5 km from the railway station. There is ample private parking for guests who choose to drive up.
By car : Woodsmokeis connected by road from Chandigarh (100 Kms), from Kalka (86 Kms) and from Delhi (360 Kms). The drive from Delhi to Shoghi takes approximately 7 hours and from Chandigarh to Shoghi, approximately 3 hours depending on traffic conditions.
Travel on NH 22, (also known as the Hindustan Tibet road, it runs from Ambala through Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh up to Khab on the Chinese border) until you reach Shoghi. Turn right from the market onto the bypass going towards the Tara Devi temple. Three kms down the road you will see the milestone for Village Anandpur. You can’t miss the terraced green roofs of Woodsmoke on your right.
By rail : Fast trains run daily from Delhi to Chandigarh and Kalka. From Kalka, over five train connections are available daily on all days of the week upto Shimla. Popularly known as toy trains, they run on a quaint narrow gauge railway, built in 1903. The Indian Railways have also refurbished the Rail Car for those wanting a more exclusive experience on the lines of the British Raj days. The travel time is approximately 4 hours. You can get off at the Shoghi railway station. We will arrange a pickup.Please check the Indian Railways website (www.indianrail.gov.in) for further information and reservation.
By plane : Direct flights are available from Delhi to Shimla. The airport at Jabarhatti is 20 km from Woodsmoke. We will arrange a pickup. But as of now, with the Kingfisher Airlines closing down operations, it would be advisable to catch a flight to Chandigarh and finish the rest of the journey by road/rail.
By bus : Volvos, deluxe buses leave at frequent intervals for Shimla/Shogh from all cities and towns. We will arrange a pickup from Shoghi.