Peterhoff houses at least seven viceroys and Governor
Generals.The first Viceroy to move into Peterhoff was
the Earl of Elgin who arrived in Shimla on the 4th April
1863. After independence the building served as
Punjab High Court and it was here that the trial of
Nathu Ram Godsey, who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi, took
place in 1948-49 when Himachal became full fledge state
the building became the Raj Bhawan, Unfortunately
it burnt down in 1981 but it has been restructured in
1991 and designed to match the hill architecture
palatial pattern and now it is a heritage luxurious
hotel recently handed over the Himachal Tourism by the
historical Peterhoff complex is located in the heart of
city 'Chaura Maidan' offering the panoramic view of
Choorchandani on the front side, Dhauladhar ranges on
western side and Kinner Kailash on the eastern side.
It is also strategically situated with the State Museum
on one side and famous Viceroy Legal Lodge on the other
side, now housing the Institute of Advance Studies.
Hotel Peterhoff, Shimla ( H.P.)-171004.
The airport is at Jubel Hatti, 23 km away. The
main Bus Stand is at the distance of 3 km and Railway
Station is 2 km. One can drive to Hotel Peterhoff
from Barrier via Boileauganj.
rooms have wall to wall carpeting and are centrally
heated. They are airy, spacious, well
furnished and have attached baths with running
hot and cold water.
TV with multi Channels, Conference Hall (800
service, Laundry and dry-cleaning, Drive in, Central
ASHIANA: At Shimla's prominent Ridge, Himachal Tourism
runs the Ashiana and Goofa Restaurants and fast food
counter, serves delicious Indian, Continental, Chinese
and Himichali cuisines