#8 of 45 Places to Visit in Shimla
Distance (From Shimla Railway Station): 3 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: Near Lakkar Bazaar
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 3 km from Shimla Railway Station, 3 km from Shimla Old Bus Stand, Chapslee Palace is situated at an altitude of 7100 ft above sea level, between Lakkar Bazaar and Longwood next to Auckland School, Elysium Hill, Shimla.
Chapslee, formerly the summer residence of the late Honorable Raja Charanjit Singh of Kapurthala, is now a heritage Hotel. Chapslee Palace in Shimla was originally built in 1835 and acquired by Lord Auckland then Governor General of the East India Company. Raja Charanjit Singh of Kapurthala purchased the estate after the demise of Sir Arthur Ker. He converted it to his summer residence and refurnished the interiors. Raja Charanjit Singh died in 1970. Kanwar Ratanjit Singh, the grandson of the Late Raja Charanjit Singh of Kapurthala is the present owner. He started a school known as Chapslee School on the premises in 1973 and converted the estate to a hotel in 1976. Chapslee was one of the first heritage hotels in India.
The hotel was opened to visitors in 1976 and since then Chapslee has continued to enamor guests with its old world charm and world-class services. Richly and brilliantly decorated with heirlooms such as Gobelin tapestries, rare textiles and cabinetry from the Doge's palace in Venice, chandeliers from Murano, blue pottery jardinieres from Multan, Peshwa vases, Persian carpets, marble statuary and a priceless collection of Indian object of art, Chapslee is the perfect retreat to allow you enjoy a royal holiday amidst splendor and grandeur of the bygone era.