10 Best Holiday Homes In Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - Updated 2021

holiday homes in shimla

There are many reasons that make Shimla one of the most beautiful cities in Himachal Pradesh. The most obvious one has to be the city’s location. Located at the bottom of the Himalayan mountains, the city has plenty of amazing spots that are just too beautiful to be missed. Jakhu Temple, Rothney Castle, and Himalayan Bird Park are just a few of the must-visit places in Shimla. There are also a number of places that offer walking tours or day hikes around the mountains. Interested in exploring this gorgeous hill city? Then, instead of going for the usual choices of accommodations, opt for holiday homes. Here’s our list of the best holiday homes in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

1. Well-appointed house offering private yoga session (from USD 92)

Do you come to Shimla looking for a peace of mind? Then, you’ll love this two-bedroom penthouse with panoramic views of the Shivalik range. The well-accommodated property offers the perfect remedy to visitors who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the everyday life. The property offers personalized yoga session in the meditation room. Not only that, but the home is also equipped with a large entertainment lounge, library, and even 4G Wifi. Guests who prefer home-cooked Himachali meal may request the food prior to their arrival. The house is able to sleep up to six individuals, thanks to the availability of two large bedrooms and a six-seater dining table made out of a pure teak wooden bar.

The Loft in the Hills (Indipendent Penthouse)
Shimla, HP, India
86 reviews
Entire loft 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good nice view from the apartment balcony
good bathroom with all basic amenities
the home cooked breakfast and dinner were amazing and the view from the balcony was marvelous
so many thoughtful touches right down to comfortable lounge chairs and heaters when the weather turned cold
the entertainment room bar and the library makes the house even more pleasing
the place was sparkling clean and very spacious
the property is very clean and tastefully done
the place was clean and neat and well maintained
the rooms and bathroom were clean and ready
the place is well maintained and clean
the host and his family are absolute gentle people
host is very helpful and approachable
outstanding host outstanding space
the accommodation is welcoming along with its owner
thanks for being a great host
easy and convenient location
beautiful house and wonderful location
place is at good location 5 mins ride to mall road
location is great very close to the lift and local bus stop is right there
vinnie’s place is outstanding for a number of reasons
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2. Affordable apartment overlooking the hils (from USD 10)

Traveling on a budget shouldn’t be at the expense of your comfort. Stay at this well-maintained flat overlooking the mountains and the town. Besides offering a clean and cozy place to lay your head, the place also provides mouth-watering home-cooked food served hot right from the kitchen. The hospitable guest is also a bonus. You can even ask the host for recommendations on the best places to visit here and ask for the host to coordinate transportation.

Snow View B & B {Premium Apartment}
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
25 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
view is good from the balcony and room and toilet are very clean
super clean and comfy
rooms and bathroom clean and fresh linen
the bathroom is clean and huge in size
clean and cozy homestay with nice and friendly hosts
amazing huge and spacious sparkling clean and in the heart of shimla
sahil is a great host
sahil and his family are an amazing host
the place and hosts are amazing
the host is always there to entertain our every query
host was very friendly and overall experience was very nice amid snowfall
amazing location right in the city centre
this place is a bliss
super close to the church
great hospitality the property was at a good location very close to the ridge
would recommend to everyone who wanna relax and stay close to church n mall road
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3. Well-stocked apartment suitable for a family (from USD 51)

When it comes to vacationing in Shimla, the more the merrier! This is why this two-bedroom apartment makes the perfect ground base. The rooms offer double beds with a shared bathroom. Chill and have some quality time with your loved ones in the drawing room. You can also turn on the smart TV in that room, then log into PrimeVideo/Hotstar/Jio cinema for free and throw a movie night out. The apartment can accommodate up to five people. The fully equipped kitchen with an induction stove, a microwave, an electric kettle, cookware utensils, a full-size refrigerator, mineral water, and some extras is available for guests who are keen on practicing their cooking skills. Did we mention that the scenery from the window in the living room is beautiful?

The Central Apartments Shimla- Airbnb Exclusive
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
39 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
his apartment is neat and has all the basic amenities
the room exceeded our expectations and was an amazing place to stay for family
there are small notes in each rooms at different places which helped us navigate through everything very easily
there were little notes that he had kept in the apartment which were very helpful
it was sparkling clean
the place is very clean and managed
very clean space and a very warm host
the house is extremely comfortable: hygiene and cleanliness was never an issue for us
the house is very agreeable: cleanliness and tidiness was never an issue for us
amazing host with amazing property
kudos to the host
saurav is a great host
saurav is an amazing host
saurav is a great host we loved our stay
ola is easily available at the location
it's pretty close to the mall road
not only was the house great in itself the location of the house was perfect too
very helpful and an awesome brotherhood amazing place better than expected g8 locationworth stayingmust try
sourav's apartment is probably the best location one can find in shimla
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4. Paradise on a hill perfect for peace seekers (from USD 18)

There is a reason why the owner of this house proudly called its property “a bird watcher paradise”. Facing the gorgeous mountains of Shimla, the property is located 5 kilometers (3 miles) away from the Mall road. Stand on the balcony to admire the beautiful view of the hills and lush pines. The house comes with well-designed, fully furnished two bedrooms that can sleep up to four people. Though the host serves home-cooked dishes, please be informed that they only serve vegetarian meals.

2 Bedroom Apartment | Bird Watchers Paradise
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
56 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the stay was very comfortable with all the basic amenities
rooms were very well maintained the view from the rooms is beautiful
the views of forested valleys were beautiful from the bedroom and living room
a space heater saved the day valley location makes wifi challenging but possible
basic kitchen stuff like spices tea coffee utensils trays etc is provided in the kitchen
it was sparkling clean and immaculate
the apartment was sparkling clean spacious and functional
the house was very clean and all the basic facilities were present
sparkling clean 2bhk apartment with decent view
everything is so neat & clean & the place is amazingly well set
hemji and his wife reena were a great host
host is friendly and helpful
the host were very welcoming and friendly
the host is an amazing person
thanks a lot for your kind hospitality and caring attitude
this place will give you enough reasons to end up as a happy and proud guest
the location of the place is serene quite and accessible
the host kept in touch providing useful information to reach the location from train station
it’s awesome place to spend your time
hemsingh's is the best place for a pleasant stay
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5. Beautiful house with an open terrace (from USD 31)

While you’re here, it’s almost mandatory to stay at a place that allows you to get a good glimpse of what Shimla has to offer. This house has that feature. Showered with natural lights, the house is bright and full of life. Enjoy spectacular views of the hills and valley from the windows. Planning to come down in December? No worries, the two bedrooms in this house are equipped with warm bedding and heaters. Inhale the crisp oxygen as you stand on the big terrace, while admiring the gorgeous views of the cedar forests on one side and the mountain ranges on the other.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
49 reviews
Entire apartment 5 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi is free and supports decently fast internet
gracious hosts beautiful view 2 bedroom kitchenette amazon tv and netflix
amenities wise the place is great has enough kitchen utilities a very comfortable living room and bedroom furniture
the living room has antique furniture and beautiful rugs for that old world charm
great hispitality and a very cozy homelike stay that guarantees comfort and lets you chill and relax
interior: fresh clean and has everything required
its a great house with a clean and modern setup
place is very clean
all the rooms were very clean
the place itself is kept very clean and you will have access to whatever you need
deven is a nice host
deven is a kind and helpful host
finally deven was a great host
deven and his parents are gracious hosts
deven is an amazing host and provided exclusive privacy
plus the location is convenient my friend and i will stay here again
the location is nice a quiet spot with a lovely outlook
good comfortable stay mall road is close bygood hospitality
5km uphill walk to "mall road " where you can find the best of eats and everything else
it is walkable to mall road but be prepared for exercise
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6. A dreamy apartment on the hill (from USD 40)

Occupying an area on Main Sanjauli, this rare gem in Shimla stands right behind the famous Laxmi Narayan Mandir. The location is the main highlight of this property - on a rocky area where the view is breathtaking and far away from the clamor of modern life. Inside the house, there is a fully functional kitchen with a UV water purifier, a microwave, a refrigerator, a stove, an instant geyser, and a chimney so that you can cook your own healthy meal. Less than 100 meters (0.06 miles) away from the property, there is Main Sanjauli market, where you can get groceries, vegetables, and other everyday items.

Beyond-the-Clouds/at Sanjauli/2BHK Apt/Shimla/
Shimla, HP, India
43 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice view from the room
the place was modern with nice balcony with great view comfortable bedrooms nice washrooms and kitchen
view from the apartment is superb
this was a beautiful 2 br apartment with all modern facilities and fully functional kitchen
the bedding was comfortable
it was clean and beautiful house
the apartment was clean and well furnished
it was super clean and had many thoughtful touches
the rooms and are clean and cozy washrooms are well maintained
room was clean rohan was helpful on the things to see and do in shimla
the host was very friendly
host:rohan the host is very responsive and anytime approachable person
the host mr rohan was truly awesome
the host was really helpful and co-operative
this place was beyond expectation especially with the host's hospitality and help
pretty close to mall road and kufri both
m thankful to him for offering this place on airbnb
amazing drive in location great food around and a very cooperative host
a lovely apartment with everything you will every need and close to a busy local market
good stay good location wonderful host will come back soon
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7. Spacious house with bonfire, library and game centre (from USD 117)

We know it isn’t easy to find five-star accommodation in Shimla that can house a large company. No wonder this quintessential spacious two bedrooms house stands out. The four beds in this house can sleep up to eight people. Not only that, there are also two well-equipped kitchens, in case you and your company want to have a cooking showdown. Dine with the breathtaking view of the majestic Himalayas. Other amazing amenities that are worth mentioning include bonfire, library, and a game centre.

BnB @ The Press House
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
38 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the living room opens into a huge balcony with an excellent view of the hills
a great place to stay very well maintained wonderful amenities (games galore) and yummy wholesome breakfast
the stay was comfortable and bunkim and neha beyond cooperative even after the stay was over
and the rooms look as good as what you see in the pictures
the hosts were really great
host is really helpful starting from giving directions to finding you booze
helpful and an amazing host
bankim and neha were great hosts
hospitality of the host was great and they were always ready to assist for any need
the location is ideal with grocery medical shops restaurants and dhabas within walking distance
we had an amazing stay at bunkim’s place
the mall road the central shopping place in shimla is nearby and easily accessible from here
each corner of the house was beautifully made
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8. A two-storey penthouse with stunning views (from USD 76)

More than just providing a roof over your head, this cosy home comes with a lot of amenities and offers a beautiful view of Shimla. The first level of this building is where the living room is located, along with two bedrooms with adjoined bathrooms and a kitchen. On the upper level, you’ll find a lobby, another set of bedrooms, a bathroom, and a balcony. What makes the view from this place so beautiful is because it’s located in a peaceful and scenic location that is less than 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) away from Mall Road Lift.

Treasure Trove 4bhk Shimla by HomestayDaDDy
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
23 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
gagan is a great host
perfect place to get away with friends and family
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9. Two-bedroom suite offering spectacular panorama (from USD 32)

This two-bedroom house offers an unobstructed view of the entire city of Shimla, from Jakhu temple to the Viceregal Lodge. Guests will have access to one suite, where there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. Amenities included in the suite are television, large beds, drinking water, dressing table, chair, and an attached bathroom with hot/cold water supply. Enjoy a view of the locale from the adjoining balcony in your suite. Parking lots are available on site.

2 Bedroom | Comfy Home | Amazing Himalayan View
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
8 reviews
Entire house 8 Beds 6 Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
host was very helpful
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10. Homey accommodation with mountain views

Though the pictures speak for themselves, this sun-drenched house is perfect for those who love to sleep next to an amazing view of mountains. In addition to the amazing view, this accommodation also serves delicious home-cooked delicacy, which you can order from your room. Guess will have the entire house to themselves, with the exception to the staff-only kitchen where they supply food to guests. Guests may use the living room to chill and relax.

Shimla Mansion | 2 bedroom suite by Homestay DaDDy
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
10 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
everything was very clean and he had amazing fresh food
the place is perfect and the staff is very polite
he is such an amazing host and hishome is perfect
very much appreciated the attentive service of the manager mr yashwant and his helper mr ankush
a really nice place to stay at an amazing location
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Explore the Queen of Hills

It’s no surprise that people are drawn to this city. The view is unbelievably beautiful and plenty of visitors from India and all over the world visit this region for the sole purpose of trekking. We can’t blame them though, the town is a tourist magnet. Before you travel here, make sure to pack enough winter clothes and warm clothes. Don’t forget to hire a local guide, in case you’re afraid to get lost.

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