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Viceregal Lodge

Shimla, India
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Ranked #1 of 59 Attractions in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: The earstwhile Viceregal Lodge in India's summer capital, Shimla, which is now converted into Indian Institute of Advanced Studies served as a summer... more »
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New Delhi, India
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Situated at a beautiful location, away from town. The museum gives you an insight to british era. Some of the facts about the lodge will really make you wonder and take you to that era. People who love history and art will enjoy the place. After the guided tour, one can enjoy hot cup of tea or coffee with yummy... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit given all the history. The only thing to be aware of is that you can only gain access to a limited part of the building. The rest is occupied by the Institute.

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Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

This is surely the highlight of any Shimla trip with the incredible architecture normally only seen in Europe. As it is being used as the Indian Institute Of Advanced Studies the tour is limited to certain parts of the ground floor (rightly so as you have highly qualified academics living and studying on the higher floors). Tours leave regularly and... More

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New Delhi, India
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Viceregal Lodge richly captures the colonial era of the British administrators. Built in the 1880s in a semi baroque style of architecture, the imposing structure gazes over the expanse of Summer Hill. A home to successive Viceroys who moved here from Calcutta and, later, Delhi, every summer with their entourage, the estate spreads over 100 acres or so with... More

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Jaipur, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Building Quality is good and look attractive specially due to history of this building. A table Chair is there that make picture about "Shimla Samjotha"

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great history, great views, great place. It is well worth it, I recommend taking a cab there, at least, as it can be hard to get one from there going back and it's on the far side of town (depending on where you hotel is). Really special place.

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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317 attraction reviews
3,715 helpful votes 3,715 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A striking building situated in some pleasant grounds, now the home of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies. There were tours available in both English and Hindi, though we went on one where both were used. Sights include the table where the India-Pakistan partition was signed. It's a shame you couldn't go upstairs to see any of the other rooms... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Home to Viceroys in summer - looks regal and is well maintained. A guide talks you through the history as you walk around the ground floor. Must visit for history buffs.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The grandeur of the building and it's surroundings, the high level of care by the staff. The setting and the weather during our visit all of these turned these into a grand experience

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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A fascinating building set in landscaped gardens. Very much like an English country house. We wandered around the gardens as part of a longer walk around Shimla. Did not go inside as it was very busy.

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