|Evocative of a bygone era, Chapslee, formerly
the summer residence of the late Hon'ble Raja Charanjit Singh of Kapurthala, is now a
small, exclusive Hotel. The Hon'ble Raja Charanjit Singh of Kapurthala was a member of the
erstwhile Council of States and had the distinction and privilege of being an invitee to
the coronations of both King George V and King Edward VIII. He was a host and gourmet
extraordinaire and his table was considered to be one of the finest in northern India.
|Built in 1835, Chapslee was acquired by Lord
Auckland, then Governor General of the East India Company. The
declaration of the first war
against Afghanistan known as 'The Afghan Manifesto', was signed at Chapslee on the first
of October, 1838. Sir Edward Buck writes in his famous book,
Simla Past and Present, "In the opinion of many good judges, Chapslee is surpassed by no other Simla residence in arrangement and general advantages".
The Dining Room
||" If Simla is
the queen of the hills, then Chapslee is its crown..." Lady Penelope Betjeman.
" One of the oldest manor houses in Simla with extensive grounds, good views and period furniture ..." India companion by Louise Nicholson.
" It is worth going to Simla simply to stay at Chapslee..." Hill stations of India by Gillian Wright.
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