For a glimpse of rural Himachal beyond Chandigarh to the north of Delhi, get away from the busy, congested cities and hotels. This retreat at the outskirts of Shimla, (about 12km from Shimla Railway Station) has beautiful hilltop views of the valley below, bathed in the light of the rising sun. Their terrace and big-window meditation room have unobstructed views, ideal for Sadhna - the Hindu practice of merging individual consciousness with Cosmic Consciousness.
They have a variety of guestrooms, each with contemporary furniture, balcony, modern amenities, and everything needed to rest and relax. See their website, or phone: 91 809-120-8353.
Located nearby to the southwest, the Maa Tara Devi temple was built approximately 250 years ago by the King of the Sen Dynasty, instructed in a dream to build a temple as he was visitng Shimla - wth additonal construction by kings who followed.