A turreted fairytale castle perched on a mountaintop in Shimla, the summer capital of the British Raj, Wildflower Hall is the perfect spot in which to stoke your colonial-era fantasies. Take afternoon tea on the terrace surrounded by lush Himalayan cedar forests, sip a G&T by the opulent fireplace in the Cavalry Bar or stroll through the Wild Strawberry trail at sunrise, home to leopards, black bears and deer. Fancy an adrenaline kick? How about white-water rafting… or cheery? Whatever you do, at 2500 metres above sea level, this property will – literally – leave you breathless.