At the Resort
What else can be better than a refreshing stay where you can splash into the swimming pool watching the picturesque beauty of the resort. The aroma of the Spa shall be an ultimate delight to your inner self, You can tune into the rhythm of our musical events at Koti Resorts with exquisite bonfire arrangements coupled with endless amusement of table tennis, football and snookers.
- Swimming pool and Spa
- Bonfire and musical events
- Table tennis, Foosball and pool table
Mall Road and Shimla Ridge
The Mall Road maintains its position as Shimla’s main promenade, since the 19th century. Here modern enterprises and eateries rub shoulders with stately, colonial edifices, including some of Shimla’s key landmarks – St. Michael’s Cathedral, Gaiety theatre, the Town Hall and the General Post Office.
The adjoining Ridge, lies above the Mall and is the hub of all cultural activities, and together these two form the heart of Shimla. With a plethora of restaurants and cafes, the Mall Road is a pleasant place to spend a few hours, while the Ridge should be visited for the Christ Church – the second oldest church in north India, Scandal Point and some beautiful views.
The former residence of the Viceroy of India, the Viceregal Lodge was built in 1888. Its grey stone masonry, elaborate interiors and beautiful gardens are testament to the glory of a bygone era. This building played an important part during the partition of India and has also been the Rashtrapati Niwas (President’s Retreat). Today, the premise houses The Indian Institute Of Advanced Studies and is also home to a museum and gardens, which are open to visitors
Located on the Mall Road, the Gaiety Theatre is a part of the Town Hall and opened in 1887. The Theatre is now renovated and some interesting plays and exhibitions keep happening. You can see the schedule of events at the entrance. Famous names connected with the Gaiety include Rudyard Kipling, Balraj Sahni, K.L. Saigal, Shashi Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher.
Naldehra Golf Course
This spectacular 18-hole golf course, crowned by magnificent deodar forests and carpeted with a springing turf, was once the world’s highest golf course. It is said that Lord Curzon was so much taken in by the beauty of the place that he named his daughter after it. A special event called The Koti Golf Cup is hosted every year by the descendants of the late Rana of Koti in the month of October / November.
Once famous for its Ski slopes is 12km from the Resort. Kufri which was once a quiet getaway now gets crowded with tourist during the season and is losing the sheen it once had.
This former capital of the Maharajah of Patiala, Chail is built on 3 hills at a distance of 45 kilometres from Shimla. The old palace, polo grounds and the cricket pitch – which is the highest in the world, are worth visiting.
The hot sulphur springs of Tattapani, located on the banks of the River Sutlej, are known for their therapeutic powers. Follow the Satluj up to Shiv Goofa, where 181 Shiv lingas have been formed by the flow of the river through a cave. From this season onwards the management of Koti Resort is tying up with a professional team to conduct River Rafting tours here on the river Satluj.
The UNESCO World Heritage ‘toy train’ will take you to Taradevi station from Shimla. From here the trek up to the Taradevi Temple, with its serene environment and magnificent views, takes about 2 hours.