The serene mountains of Himachal Pradesh’s Dalhousie is home to Elgin Hall, a quaint property, which was once the summer home of the British royalty.
The 1857-built property is named after a British colonial administrator and diplomat Lord Elgin, which has now been converted into a boutique hotel.
Nestled amongst the deodar trees, this beautiful cottage has seven rooms, which tells the tales of a bygone era.
Kavish Khurana, Director, Elgin Hall says that Elgin Hall had been his family’s vacation homes for two decades.
The reason it was converted into a boutique retreat is that he believed that Dalhousie is a beautiful tourist attraction, yet it lacked a luxurious homestay/cottage.
“We felt that Elgin Hall can be an intimate and beautiful experience for work, travel and family vacations. Therefore, we decided to open our holiday home for tourists with some modern tweaks,” says Khurana.
The renovation work started in 2018 with an aim to give the tourists a place to relax and revisit the old-world charm embedded with luxury while they are vacationing.
Its modern tweaks have been reimagined by Rohit Kapoor, Head Designer of Nivasa Home, a 26-year-old Delhi-based design studio that specialises in bespoke furniture and lighting products.