Elgin Hall, Dalhousie

Pooja Patel

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.

Elgin Hall, Dalhousie

The 1857-built property is named after a British colonial administrator and diplomat Lord Elgin, which has now been converted into a boutique hotel.

Elgin Hall, Dalhousie

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.

Elgin Hall, Dalhousie

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.

Elgin Hall, Dalhousie

“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.

Elgin Hall, Dalhousie

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.
Elgin Hall, Dalhousie
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.
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Elgin Hall, Dalhousie

Kapoor hasn’t disturbed the original, old-world charm of the building.

Elgin Hall, Dalhousie

Floral upholstery, classic English teacups and fine chinaware enhance the look of the tea room.

Elgin Hall, Dalhousie

Reminiscent of the lavish past, the reading room has a relaxed vibe, where one can unwind with a warm cup of tea.

Elgin Hall, Dalhousie

The property has a rustic design and is painted in light hues of green, blue and grey.

Elgin Hall, Dalhousie

The rooms are ornamented with crisp white furniture, chesterfields, tufted chaises and light fixtures. Other accents are inspired by Victorian heritage.

Elgin Hall, Dalhousie

The entire property, amidst private lawns, overlooks the lush green hills.

Elgin Hall, Dalhousie

Elgin Hall, Dalhousie

Elgin Hall, Dalhousie Elgin Hall, Dalhousie

The room rates are priced from Rs. 8,500 onwards and can be booked here: www.elginhall.com
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