Sometimes the most profound experiences can result from the simplest acts. A quiet walk in the country can completely change one's attitude. A Nature Walk can be relaxing and revitalizing. Getting out in the natural world can help us to understand our place in the universe.


Discover and explore the bird watching experiencein Shimla. Observe the brilliant colours of the Blue Magpie and the Scarlet Minivet or listen to the song of the Grey Winged Blackbird and the Blue Whistling Thrush in the sylvan surroundings of the property and thetown.


A large open ground, Approx. 2.5 km away, that contributed to the start of popular Durand Football matches in 1888. A site for helipad and golf course. Developed as the playground of Shimla, Annandale is 500 metres from Shimla British Resort at a height of 6,117 ft. It is a favourite spot for picnics, polo and cricket also.

18 Holes / 5125 Yardage / 66 Par

No Other landmark in Shimla can revive more pleasant memories than the famous playground and race-course by the name of Annadale, located in a deep wide valley in the suburban village of Kaithu, simla west. This playground rests on a small patch of table-land about a three-quarters of a mile in circumference. The spur on which it stood was a sort of valley-flat which was greatly extended and improved. Now misnamed Annandale, the original name of this place was Annadale and this name is derived from a small story about it. The story is that Captain Charles Pratt Kennedy, one of the first incomers to this place, was so struck by the beauty of the valley that he saw, that be named after a young lady to whom he was so deeply attached in his young boyhood days.
Her name was Anna and he combined it with the word 'dale' meaning a valley, thus calling the valley as Annadale. This spelling appears in the early lithographs of Simla done about the year 1840. Annandale, since its inception in the 1830s was the haunt of Anglo-Indian playful activities, amusements and entertainments. It was the favourite place for picnic parties, fetes and fancy-fairs, birthday-balls, flower and dog shows, army tatoos, races and gymkhanas, polo matches and other tournaments in 1888 which became a regular annual feature and which still bears his name although the venue of this tournament is now shifted to Calcutta.

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